Let's Talk About Basins Baby!
With so many choices out there, how do you know which one to pick? While its great to pick ones that are beautiful, its also important to think about the way the basin will be used. Do you have kids that will be using it? What height would be best for you?
Well don’t worry – we did the research for you! Check out our pros and cons list below to decide what basin is going to be the best for your custom home build.
Fancy / Visually appealing basins –
Pros – visually stunning/statement piece
Cons – not great with kids, more expensive, could be extra in plumbing costs
Visually these guys are beautiful and can be the statement of the room. However, they are not a great option if you have kids that will be using it constantly due to its height and breakability. These also may require more expensive tapware to be usable or extra plumbing costs.
Above bench basins –
Pros – visually stunning/statement piece, great for tall people.
Cons – will need a tall basin tap so may be more expensive, not great for shorter people.
Another option which can be the statement piece of the room. These basins will require a taller basin tap to reach over the lip which may be more expensive. They are also not a good option for smaller kids as they may not be able to reach above the lip.
Semi-Recessed basins –
Pros – Great for smaller spaces, Kid Friendly
Cons – No bench-space at the front to catch water splashes, less storage underneath.
These basins are built into the cabinetry and jut out at the front. A great option if you have small room and need to add a vanity and basin with storage underneath. Most tapware will be suitable for these basins.
Drop-in Basin –
Pros – Kid friendly,
Cons – Nil
The most used type of basin that comes in many different shapes and sizes and will be suitable for most tapware. A good option for kids!
Wall mounted basin –
Pros –Great for small spaces, easy maintenance with no bench to clean
Cons – No storage underneath, doesn’t hide pipework
Another great basin option if you are low on space in your desired room. Some of these come with a pedestal that hides pipework underneath while others simply fix straight to the wall. If your chosen basin doesn’t do this, you can always have something made up to hide the pipes. This basin option generally does not allow for storage underneath.
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