Countertop Basins for Bathrooms
Convenient, stylish and practical, countertop basins have become a popular feature in contemporary bathrooms. Designers love this style of bathroom basin because the plumbing is neatly hidden away inside the unit that the basin is mounted on, creating a sleek and clean look.
How to Choose a Counter Top Basin For Your Bathroom
There are a range of styles to choose from when it comes to selecting a countertop basin for your bathroom. Choose either a round deep-bowled basin or a modern square basin to complement the rest of your bathroom suite. Choose also the style of taps you would like. Chrome mixer taps are very popular as they supply water at exactly the desired temperature, are easy to clean, and shine beautifully when they are wiped clean.
The size of your bathroom and the surface that you want to use as a mount for your countertop sink will influence your choice. Fortunately, countertop basins come in a range of sizes, from compact units that are perfect for small bathrooms or cloakrooms to deep and wide basins that can be filled with hot water for a satisfying wet shave or wash. Always take measurements of the space you have available before purchasing your countertop basin to make sure that it will fit.
How to Install a Counter Top Basin
Plumbing can be a tricky job and so it is often a good idea to seek help from a professional. If you have the necessary skills to install your counter top sink yourself, make sure you turn off the water supply before you start work. You will need to carefully measure and cut a hole in the unit, shelf or counter where your basin will be mounted. Pass the waste pipe through this hole and connect it to the waste water pipe. Also connect up the taps to the clean water supply. Make sure that all the joints are properly connected before turning the water back on to test the new installation.
Countertop Basins and Counter Top Bathroom Sinks
Modern bathroom design has fallen in love with the counter top basin. Sometimes known as vessel sinks - these basins were first popular in the bathrooms of chic designer restaurants and clubs. The style has followed through into modern home design. There are options for bowl shapes similar to the bowls found in a ewer and basin set on a traditional farmhouse wash stand, then there are more organic shapes and then there are sleek, angular square and rectangular basins. Whichever one is chosen, it will stand out as a centre piece in your bathroom.
As you would imagine, a countertop basin is made to be mounted on the surface of a vanity unit, shelf or counter. All the plumbing is hidden away in the unit, under the shelf or behind the counter. The basin will work just like any other modern basin - there will be a plug to allow you to fill it. Some basins even have an overflow.