Basin Buying Guide
This in-depth basin buying guide will give you all the need-to-know details when it comes to choosing a bathroom sink.
A bathroom sink, or basin, is one of the key focal points of any bathroom. Of all your bathroom fittings, your basin is arguably where you’ll spend the most time. For that reason, it needs to right. Whether you’re looking for a traditional Victorian-style basin with full pedestal, or a contemporary semi pedestal basin with floor room to spare, Bathroom Takeaway has the perfect solution for you.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A BATHROOM SINK
There are several elements to bear in mind when choosing a bathroom sink. Which is exactly why we’ve produced this bathroom sink buyers guide to arm you with all the facts you’ll need to make your decision. So, what should you look for when buying a bathroom sink?
When it comes to choosing a bathroom sink, size matters. First and foremost, it’s the size of your bathroom that will obviously determine which style of basin will best fit the space. For instance, if you have a sizeable bathroom to work with, then a conventional pedestal basin can be the perfect centrepiece. While a countertop basin offers bags of contemporary, minimalist style.
Smaller bathrooms, such as cloakrooms or en-suites, might require a more innovative approach altogether. This is where compact semi pedestal basins and cloakroom basins come into their own. We have a range of space-saving options that are every bit as stunning as they are practical; suitable for even the tiniest of spaces.
The type of taps you choose can make or break the aesthetic appeal of your basin. It’s important to choose a tap that blends with your basin, as well as your bathroom. Certain types of bathroom sinks can also have a bearing on your choice of tap. That’s because some feature a central tap hole for a mixer tap, whereas others have two for regular hot and cold taps. Check out our guide to buying taps for more information.
Don’t forget to consider your mounting options and those practical essentials like basin wastes (where your plug goes, essentially) and bottle traps (the piping that connects the basin waste to the outlet pipe), which aren’t normally included with your basin. Mounting options, including wall-mounting or on top of a unit, can significantly change your installation, so are worth bearing in mind before you buy.
CHOOSING A BATHROOM SINK
There are several types of bathroom sinks to choose from when planning your bathroom overhaul. Nowadays, there are various modern options available, each with their own distinct design characteristics, which gives you plenty of scope to work with.
FULL PEDESTAL BASINS
The classic full pedestal basin is your archetypal bathroom sink that’s sure to bring a dash of sophistication to any bathroom. Available in contemporary and traditional designs, full pedestals offer timeless styling that will seamlessly blend with the rest of your suite. They also come in a variety of shapes and sizes, which means there’s always a best-fit design for you. Plus, with our 10-year ‘Fit and Forget’ guarantee across all our basins, you can enjoy the extra peace of mind.
SEMI PEDESTAL BASINS
If floor space is an issue in your bathroom, then a semi pedestal basin could be the perfect choice for you. These space-saving sinks are fully wall-mounted, with just a partial pedestal to hide the pipework under your basin. Ideal for cloakroom and en-suite bathrooms, semi pedestal basins give you all the refinement of a full pedestal, but with a cool, contemporary twist. If you want to make your bijou bathroom feel bigger, then a semi pedestal can work wonders.
Of course, you could go one step further in the space-saving department by opting for a cloakroom basin. These supremely compact basins are specially designed to fit even the most petite bathroom spaces. If you thought all that functionality means scrimping on style then guess again. Our beautiful cloakroom basins are small but oh-so-perfectly formed, offering some of the sleekest designs around. What’s more, all of our bargain basins are available at everyday low prices all year round.
COUNTER TOP BASINS
Counter top basins are designed to sit serenely on top of a worktop or vanity unit. Their minimalist design, often shaped like a free-standing bowl, gives countertop basins a truly luxurious feel. Paired with a gorgeous vanity unit, these stylish basins can inject a high degree of flair to any bathroom. All of our countertop basins are sleek, striking and built to last. They’re the perfect accompaniment to our chic range of countertops, featured in our guide to bathroom furniture.
WHERE TO BUY A BASIN ONLINE
Bathroom Takeaway is one of the UK’s leading online bathroom retailers. We offer the finest bathroom products at unbeatable prices. Our Everyday Low-Price Promise means that you can splash out on your dream bathroom today. Your days of scrimping, saving and scouring the sales are over. We aim to give you the highest quality bathroom products at honest, affordable prices.
Buying bathroom furniture and fittings has never been so straightforward. At Bathroom Takeaway, it’s as easy as 1-2-3 to get the bathroom you’ve been dreaming about. Simply visit our online store, browse our extensive selection of more than 200,000 bathroom products and pay securely at our Google certified online store.
We'll ship your goods directly to your door and if your order is over £299 we’ll even deliver them for free. In the unlikely event that you’re not completely satisfied with your purchase, we’ll give you our 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee. However, we’re sure you’ll be over the moon with the standard of products and services available at Bathroom Takeaway.