Get to know the basin basics with Australia’s largest supplier of bathroom and plumbing products, Reece. Here we’ll take you through what kinds of basins are available to suit your bathroom renovation or new home.
Your bathroom basin should be one of the most functional items in the bathroom. Your basin selection can impact the types of taps and vanity unit you have, so it's good to have an understanding of which basin suits your lifestyle and needs at the beginning of your bathroom project. Your basin will need to endure the rigours of daily use, offer the look and feel that you want for your bathroom, and stay within budget.
1. Above Counter/Counter Basins
Above counter basins sit on top of your vanity unit or bench top. They come in a range of designs and materials to suit your lifestyle and needs. Above counter basins are a modern option for the indulgent ensuite or functional powder room.
2. Semi Inset Basins
Semi inset basins sit partially within and on top of your vanity unit. Semi Inset basins can be a great space-saving choice for smaller or guest bathrooms.
3. Under Counter Basins
Under counter basins are mounted beneath the vanity top. They are a traditional option, great for kids and family bathrooms.
4. Semi Recessed Basins
Semi recessed basins hang over the edge of your vanity unit. These are the ideal choice for people looking to save space on the vanity top.
5. Wall Mount/Wall Hung Basins
Wall basins are mounted directly to the wall. The basin often sits alone on the wall with the option to put vanity storage beneath it. Wall hung basins are great for small spaces that don't require a vanity unit such as a powder room.
6. Freestanding/Floor Mounted Basins
Freestanding basins are plinth mounted and fixed to the floor. These are great options for washrooms or powder rooms where space is limiting. Freestanding basins are an eye catching choice for the design conscious.