Clever Ways to Choose the Right Sink for Your Bathroom

On June 11, 2016 by Himanshu Shah

There is only so much space to work with in your bathroom. Whether you’re a first home buyer or an experienced homeowner, knowing what appliances will be the correct style and appropriate size can be difficult. In bathrooms, there is very little room to move and changing the positioning of fittings and appliances can be risky. There can be literally millimeters between having a great orchestrated bathroom and a bad one. Everything has to be fitted correctly, from the shower screens to the gold bathroom sinks.

The sink is as important as anything within the home. A lot of factors can determine what product you choose to use in your bathroom. Depending on which bathroom, the price and the size of the product, it can really affect the look of what you are aiming for. There are different styles of bathroom sinks that could be used in your bathroom space, and which one could be right for you.

Top-Mount Sink

Top Mount Sink
Also known as a “drop-in sink”, this style of sink is designed to sit on top of your bathroom bench. One of the most commonly used sinks, most of the top-mount sinks sit below the bench top with the rim sitting above the bench top. These are great for ensuites, and are great for any bench top materials including timber and laminate. The cutout for the sink covers the bench top and prevents any risk of leaking water.

Under-Mount Sink

Under Mount Sink
Great for people who love to clean their benches, the Under-mount sink actually sits underneath the bench top. The rim of the sink is inserted underneath the bench top, unlike top-mounts that are installed over. They create an incredibly seamless look, and are definitely helpful in cleaning spills directly from the bench top to the sink without any spills. Another great feature of this type of sink is the great transition of the sink actually being visible unless looking over the top of the bench.

Wall Mounted Sinks

Wall Mounted Sink
While they are not a popular choice for family bathrooms and ensuites, this sink is a simple and sophisticated design with the sink fixed directly to the wall. Whilst minimalistic, the bench top is non-existent thus creating a bathroom that appears much bigger than it actually is. For this to be implemented, all the plumbing and waste must be inserted directly into the wall for the clean and trendy look to be appropriate for space. Whilst it is a great way to save space in a smaller bathroom, the lack of storage leaves your bathroom without space for bathroom necessities.

Semi Recessed Basin

Semi Recessed Basin
This great space-saving implementation is great for individuals who have limited space. They are great for ensuites as well as average bathrooms that are in need of storage. With an increased amount of cabinets, it allows for valuable space on your bench top. These can be great for family members and friends who have limited mobility or disabilities, as they can easily reach taps and cabinets without it being obstructive for their daily use.

When purchasing the right sink for your bathroom, it is incredibly important to choose a style of product that will work both now and in the future. Even though you can’t predict the future, it is always good to be prepared to have the necessities in place. Having a top-mounted sink maybe great for a couple, however a couple with a child may need something more accessible for their children.

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