Choosing a new sink for your bathroom might not seem like a difficult task, but with so many styles on offer it can be tricky to work out which is best for you and is most suited to filling the needs of you and your family. Here’s a quick guide to a couple of the most popular sink types available now.
- Corner sinks
If you have a small bathroom, consider replacing your sink with a corner basin and relocating it to a corner. Corner units are a great way to save space. Corner vanity units can also be purchased to wrap around the sink unit, providing an additional element of storage in a bathroom. Corner units come in a range of materials, but wooden units with the sink basin sunk into them are particularly effective; to maximise space, opt for a light coloured wood (and pastel decor, of course) that helps to maximise the appearance of space in the bathroom. You can find some examples here.
- Floating sinks
Floating sinks have recently come into fashion; they usually come in the form of a basin that is suspended in a vanity unit. Floating units promise to inject a bit of modernity in any bathroom, and are also a great way to give the illusion of more space by freeing up space on the ground. If you are interested in a floating sink, the first place to start is with the design; you’ll need to find a style of vanity cupboard that suits your theme, whether that be wood, or ultra-modern, glossy black. A wall mounted sink with a vanity cabinet is also a great and very modern idea, but it sacrifices on storage. If you have plenty of your room in your bathroom, a little less storage won’t be a problem for you, and you can always install an under-sink rail for towels if need be.
- Deep basins
Deeper basins are in fashion at the moment, complete with waterfall style taps. Deeper basins are good if you have children and want to save time on cleaning; they hold water better, and are less likely to result in splashing when the water falls in. If you don’t have much room in your bathroom, you can compromise on space by investing in a smaller sized basin that’s deeper in width and therefore has the potential to hold as much water as a regularly sized basin.
- Over sink storage
If you aren’t keen on the idea of a vanity unit going around your sink, you can opt for storage that fits over the sink and go for a more conventional sink style. Some bathrooms just aren’t big enough for vanity cupboards, and if yours is tightly packed and like this, you’ll need to look for an alternative storage solution. A thin-style sink unit that fits easily between baths, showers and toilets is the best option. You don’t have to worry about sacrificing style, either; there’s a great variety of styles of sinks available, from vintage to modern porcelein, so there’s bound to be something for you. Storage cabinets can be fixed to the wall over the sink to offer clever, handy storage space. If there isn’t much room in your bathrooom, try to maximise space by buying a cabinet that has mirrored doors; mirrors are a great way to reflect light into all of a rooms nooks and crannies and give the impression of additional space.