Quality Basins From Hudson Reed
We offer bathroom basins in all shapes, styles, and prices. We even have basins in light grey, black and matt white. There are semi-recessed, pedestal, and sit-on styles.
All the different styles of bathroom basins.
Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. It’s where you take care of personal hygiene needs, which makes it an extremely important room to make look good. That’s why taking into consideration how you want to design that space will help you create the perfect environment for yourself.
The first thing you should think about when designing a bathroom or shower area is what kind of basin you’re going to put in there. You can easily choose between a pedestal basin (where the water drains into) and a vessel basin (where the water drains into). The next step would be deciding whether or not you want to use a vanity unit above the sink. And lastly, you’ll need to decide whether or not you want a free-standing or semi-recessed basin.
In this article, we’ll discuss different types of bathroom sinks and other items that you might consider putting in your bathtub.
- Vessel Basin
Vessels are the traditional style of a bathroom sink. They’re usually rectangular, though some are round. Most have two holes and drain into a pipe at the back. The pipe may have a trap to prevent bacteria from entering the house.
Vessels are ideal for people who prefer a more modern aesthetic. They’re clean, simple, and elegant. If you’ve ever seen the movie “Pretty Woman” you probably remember Julia Roberts using a vessel sink as her bathroom sink.
They’re available in a wide range of finishes, but they’re mostly white or black.
2. Pedestal Basin
Pedestals are similar to vessel basins, except the water drains down into a bowl instead of a pipe. This style is becoming increasingly popular because it helps save space. When you install a pedestal basin, you don’t need to install a separate plumbing line just so you can drain the water away from the sink.
Most pedestal basins also come with a drip tray that sits below the rim of the basin. This helps reduce splashing when washing hands.
Pedestals are available in a variety of finishes, including white, granite, marble, and quartz.
3. Wash Basins
Washbasins are used for both handwashing and rinsing dishes. They usually have a single faucet or a pair of faucets.
Some washbasins have a shelf under the faucet that allows you to stack plates. Others have a ledge for drying dishes. Some even have a small mirror attached to the wall near the basin.
Washbasins typically come in stainless steel, nickel chrome, or gold plated. They’re available in a variety of finishes, including white, granite, quartz, and mosaic tile.
4. Basin and Pedestal
Basin and pedestal units combine a pedestal sink and a basin. Some of these sinks are freestanding and others are built into a cabinet.
Many basin and pedestal sinks include multiple features to enhance their functionality. For example, some include shelves or drawers underneath the sink. Others have a built in trashcan. Still others have a place where you can store extra toilet paper and soap.
Basin and pedestal sinks typically cost less than £100 and can come in stainless steel, nickel chrome, or gold plated. They’re available in a variety of finishes, including white, granite, quartz, and marble.
5. Basin and Vanity Unit
Basin and vanity units are a combination of a pedestal sink and a vanity above it. These units usually offer a large storage area under the sink and plenty of counter space above.
As their name implies, these units are great for combining a pedestal sink with a vanity unit. However, if you don’t like the idea of having a small sink and no counter space, it doesn’t hurt to ask the salesperson about adding a vanity to the unit.
Basin and vanity units typically cost around £300-£400 and come in stainless steel, nickel chrome, or gold plated. They’re available in a variety of finishes, including white, granite, quartz, and marble.
6. Free-Standing Basin and Toilet
Free-standing basins and toilets are designed to be installed by themselves. This means that you won’t need any plumbing work done before installing them.
These sinks are a very convenient option if you’re planning to remodel a bathroom. They’re easy to move, making it easier to rearrange the layout of the bathroom.
However, you should know that free-standing basins and toilets are expensive. They tend to cost £350-£500 and up.
7. Combination Basin and Toilet
Combination basins and toilets are another type of free-standing sink. Although these units are designed to be installed by themselves, plumbing companies often install them together as a package deal.
This is because the sink part of the unit is generally cheaper than the toilet part. So, for £200-£300, you get a free-standing basin and toilet.
8. Semi Recessed Basin and Toilet
Semi-recessed basins and toilets are free-standing parts of a larger bathroom unit. Often, they’re attached to a cabinet that houses the rest of the fixtures.
For instance, imagine a bathroom unit that includes a freestanding basin, a pedestal sink, and a vanity unit. Instead of attaching each fixture to its own cabinet, these fixtures are grouped into one cabinet.
9. Wall Basin
Wall basins are freestanding and sit against the wall. They often have decorative handles on top so you can pull them out if you need to access the sink. Wall basins are ideal for bathrooms with limited space.
10. Storage Basin
Storage basins are freestanding and hold several things at once. They’re great for storing extra towels, lotions, and other bathroom accessories.
They’re a handy alternative to cabinets when you need a place to store towels, lotion bottles, and other bathroom products. Many times, you’ll see storage basins that double as towel racks. This way, you can hang your towels over the top of the basin.
When choosing a bathroom basin, remember that the size of the basin will determine how much space it takes up. In general, a larger basin will need more elbow room than a smaller one.