When it comes to giving your bathroom a makeover, the bathroom basin design is often overlooked for many reasons. Among these is due to its universally known purpose – to provide us with a space to refresh ourselves throughout the day.
As more and more people are paying attention to their bathroom basin design, there are various definitions to modern design ideas which can be overwhelming at times. But, one thing is for sure, modern basin designs can be used in most bathroom styles for an attractive midcentury look, even if you have a small, large or oddly-shaped bathroom.
Besides, the geometric patterns combined with angular and flowing designs of fixtures, furniture, and countertops – plus a focus on high-quality natural or synthetic materials – are hallmarks of modern bathroom design.
Having said that, there are many things you need to consider like which room you are shopping the washbasin for (master bathroom, family bathroom, powder room), who will use the room, and how much space you have.
In this article, we will discuss the different types of bathroom basins available at FullSun and how you can choose the right one for your bathroom style and layout.
Bathroom Basins in Singapore
Given the variety of bathroom basins in Singapore, selecting the right one for your bathroom(s) can be overwhelming, but only when you’re not sure what you’re looking for. So, before you make your washbasin selection, continue reading to learn how you can find the right washbasin for different types of bathrooms.
Under-counter bathroom basin
Under-counter bathroom basin in a residence in Katong
This type of washbasin sits underneath the counter, whereby the rim of the sink is fixed to the underside of the countertop, covering the basin’s body. As a result, your bathroom will have a seamless, clean look to it with plenty of countertop space to place your toiletries like the one pictured above.
It’s also easier to clean as water and spills can be wiped directly from the countertop into the sink without any obstruction. This makes it ideal for installation in master and common bathrooms. However, under mounting a washbasin will usually only be possible with a solid surface countertop, so you will need to consider this when making your selection.
Semi-recessed bathroom basin
Semi-recessed bathroom basin in an HDB in Bendemeer
If you have limited space in your bathroom, but would still like some storage space below your bathroom sink, a semi-recessed washbasin might just be the solution you need. As this basin is slightly projected from the rest of your bathroom fixture, it adds a unique look to your bathroom while allowing you to have some storage space.
On top of that, it keeps a lot of your counter space free which can be a good option for your family bathroom. Your children will be able to reach the faucet without the obstruction of a countertop and cabinets. However, do note that if you install this in your bathroom, you will have limited storage space underneath the sink.
Wall-hung bathroom basin
This type of bathroom basin is exactly what it sounds like – fixed directly to the wall without needing to sit in or on a countertop. If you have little space to work with or you’re looking to create a minimalist family bathroom, this wall-hung wash basin might just be the one you need. There’s also a type of wall-hung basin (pictured above) that can be fitted to your small bathroom corner.
With no cabinet beneath the bathroom sink, you get to save space and leave a more visible floor area, making your bathroom appear bigger. But, if you want to keep the plumbing fittings hidden, consider a wall-hung basin with either a half or full pedestal. This will help to tidy up your bathroom’s appearance.
Countertop bathroom basin
Different from the previous washbasins, this bathroom sink is one that generally sits completely on top of the counter, demanding attention from anyone who enters your bathroom. If you have plenty of space to spare in your master or family bathroom, adding this washbasin can serve as a design statement.
It’s also a great choice if you like a deep sink that can hold plenty of water. Besides, it minimises the need to bend over whenever you’re refreshing yourself. However, you will need to carefully plan the height of the counter along with the storage space to ensure that the sink doesn’t end up being too high and uncomfortable to use.
Choosing the right washbasin for your bathroom
Now that you’ve learnt about the different types of bathroom basins, here’s how you can choose the right wash basin that complements your bathroom décor.
When choosing your washbasin, make sure to consider the size of your bathroom as the size of your washbasin should match with the rest of your bathroom fixtures. You can measure the size of your vanity to ease your search for the right bathroom basin.
Similarly, the size of your bathroom can affect your choice of a washbasin. If you have a big and spacious bathroom, you can incorporate 2 basins on a large counter. But if you have a small or compact bathroom, only 1 basin can be installed. You should also consider your needs and the functionality of the space when choosing a washbasin.
When choosing your washbasin, make sure to consider the configuration of the plumbing. This will determine the placement of your bathroom sink which should correspond to the plumbing and the faucet with which it will be installed. Measure the dimensions of the space where you will install the washbasin to ensure the proper flow of water into the sink.
Aside from the size of your bathroom and washbasin, your selection of a bathroom basin should match the overall design concept and functionality of your bathroom. For instance, if you want your bathroom to have a seamless and clean look, the under-counter washbasin fits the bill.
With these criteria, you can narrow your search for the right bathroom basin in Singapore based on your bathroom style and layout. At FullSun, we offer a variety of TOTO bathroom basins to revolutionise bathrooms across Singapore. Check out our online store for more bathroom fixtures including wash basins.