Sinks, Basins & Vanity Units

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Every bathroom vanity requires a sink and basin to function. A vanity unit is the piece that houses these essentials, giving your room a cohesive look and feel. Choose from an array of shade variations, finishes, dimensions, designs, features, styles of sinks etc from product suppliers around Australia.

Four Types of Bathroom Basin to Elevate Your Home Bathroom Design

There are many bathroom basin designs to choose and it might be confusing when you’re searching for the right option for your bathroom. Each type of bathroom basin has its own character and is more suitable for a certain type of bathroom design. We take a look at the characteristics and features of four types of bathroom basins, and how they can fit in your bathroom project.


1. Pedestal Basin

This type of bathroom basin usually comes with a unified body from the floor to the basin and is often attached to the wall with the pipe work hidden inside the leg. Pedestal basins are exceptionally suitable for larger sized bathrooms as its sleek and aesthetic features can be better appreciated from a distance. This type of basin is also easier to maintain thanks to its single moulded body with minimal crevices.

2. Countertop Basin

Countertop basins are one of the most common setups for a bathroom basin. This type of basin is usually installed on a bathroom countertop and sits directly above the counter. Countertop basins are quite common as they are easy to install and fit various bathroom designs, be it a luxury bathroom or a compact one. By sitting above the countertop, the space below or inside the counter can be used to store bathroom amenities and accessories.

3. Undermount Basin

Undermount basins are the reversed form of countertop basin. Instead of installing above the countertop, undermount basin is set below and inside the cutout of a countertop. This type of basin is usually found in many public spaces’ toilet and hotel’s bathroom. It is easy to clean as the countertop drops into the undermount basin. This type of basin also allows more space on the countertop to put personal care items.

4. Wall-hung basin

For a compact or small bathroom design, wall-hung basins are the ideal choice as most of the options available take minimal space on the bathroom wall. As its name suggest, wall-hung basin is installed directly on the wall and leaves ample free space below. This gives the bathroom a more spacious look as the basin does not have any footprints and allows the space to be used to put storage boxes or bins.

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