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Ultimate Basins Buying Guide 2021

Ultimate Basins Buying Guide 2021

Bathroom basins and tapware; one of the hottest topics in home interiors!

With so much choice, knowing the benefits of each basin style will help you achieve a functional and beautiful space. For home interior designers, DIY renovators and anyone looking for some helpful insight into basin trends 2021, read our short basin guide below to freshen up.

Wall hung basins

Given that new home builds in Melbourne are favouring living and kitchen space over bathroom and laundry areas, wall hung basins are at the top of bathroom design trends. Excellent space saving solutions, wall hung basins are directly attached to the wall with wall mounted plumbing. They tend to become a bathroom focal point due to their floating appearance. You can get creative with wall mounted tap fitting and finishes. These basins demand zero floor space and are perfect for modern bathrooms.  

Above counter or bench mounted basins

A very sought after and luxe look for style seekers in Melbourne, above counter basins showcase the whole sink atop a vanity or bench. These sinks can be dressed up or down with Barben tapware, wall mounted tapware such as spout taps and accessories to customise the interior style to suit. When choosing a bench mounted basin, it is important to consider the shape and texture of the basin in line of the rest of the bathroom fittings such as the toilet, showerhead, or bathtub if there is one in the room. Inconsistency with shape in a bathroom can jar the aesthetic balance. 

Semi recessed basins

For powder rooms, ensuites or family bathrooms, semi recessed basins offer space saving practicality in tight spaces as well as an interesting design accent. This type of basin requires a portion to be fixed to a narrow vanity bench with about one quarter to one third of the basin extending or floating outwards. Visually, the partially floating basin creates an airy feeling and adds depth to the room. The slimline vanity bench is handy for storage and display.

Inset or undercounter basin

A traditional installation method, inset basins allow for practical daily use and are inserted into the bathroom vanity or bench unit. Easy to clean and less of an aesthetic centrepiece, an inset basin may be enhanced with the tapware and accessories surrounding it. You may choose wall mounted tapware or bench mounted Barben tapware to add your personal flair to the basin area. Undercounter basins are completely flush with the vanity or bathroom bench for a minimalist look. The tapware you install will take centre stage if you choose an undercounter basin. Thanks to 2021 Barben tapware design, there are plenty of colour and texture options to impress such as brushed gold, matt black, gunmetal, satin chrome and more.

Basin with console

An interesting blend of wall mounted basin equipment atop an open frame or console, these basins are often installed as feature pieces in powder rooms or ensuites. To counteract the lack of storage under this basin, a wall mounted vanity unit or mirrored cabinet will work best with a console basin.

Freestanding or pedestal basin

Making a dramatic comeback by reason of their tidy and classic appearance. An all-in-one unit, pedestal basins include a decorative stand to cover plumbing, built in tapware and often enough of a rim to place handwash. Whether you are looking to add vintage charm to your bathroom with an early 20th century pedestal basin or a modern all-in-one freestanding basin, these are easy to source and install in any bathroom.

Buying your basin, tapware and bathroom accessories online should be hassle-free. It is recommended to buy quality bathroom fixtures for wet areas in your home. Barben tapware and accessories and premium basins available at Appliances Today will ensure longevity of your high traffic bathrooms.

Feel free to get in touch with the appliance and home fitting experts at Appliances Today for further guidance on basins and tapware.
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