When discussing designs and ideas for your new bathroom, your bathroom sink isn’t always the main topic of conversation. But having a pristine basin to match your bathroom can really help tie the room together. Not only that, it makes a significant change to the appearance of the room.

Working an expensive sink into your design can feel like a frivolous extravagance. And yet, a feature sink not only allows for a functional and practical bathroom, but a clever choice elevates the room to a truly luxurious design.

Here’s why you need to invest in an expensive bathroom sink, and how to choose the best…

Made To Measure…

The very first thing you should do before considering an expensive sink is to measure the space within your bathroom. Take note of any issues that could affect the placement of your basin and, depending on what style you want, you need to make sure that it will fit properly. Pipes, electrical wiring and even your boiler can affect where you can fit your sink.

Another great idea, create a scale drawing of where everything will be placed in your bathroom. Include all fittings and locations of key elements, such as the bath or shower, sink, and toilet.

You can also use an online bathroom planner to ensure you have enough space for your sink. Even better, go to a specialist who can design your bathroom the way you want, making sure that it is completely practical but also maximises your space and gets a little adventurous when it comes to selecting feature items like cool and unusual sinks.

Why Do I Need An Expensive Sink?

We’ve said it before, but it bears reiterating: if you buy cheap, you buy twice, but buy high and you only buy once. This is the main reason to buy an expensive sink; think of it as an investment. A cheap sink will do the job in the short-term, but in the long-run will only need replacing. Giving yourself a bit more budget for your sink you will get you durability and quality that will last for years.

Spending that extra bit more on an expensive sink allows you a little bit of luxury, a little more innovation, improved hygiene, and better value for money overall (despite the initially higher outlay). Better quality always means that your sink is easier to clean, while certain materials – like stone resin – are hypoallergenic and UV-resistant.  

Picking The Perfect Sink…

Debating which basin to choose for your dream bathroom can be a challenging task. There are many types of sinks that vary in shape, size, functionality, and surface, ranging from freestanding and wall-mounted basins to inset basins, pedestal basins, and countertop basins. Some of the more elegant and innovative sinks are countertop basins, freestanding basins and inset basins.

Countertop Basins…

Countertop basins are usually placed on top of a surface on your bathroom furniture. They are beneficial as they can create either a modern or traditional feel. They also provide a unique style of bathroom sinks, as they can be designed however you wish.

The shape, size, and material of a countertop sink can be altered to your own design, and they are easily installed. Simplistic and sleek, they allow you to change up the taps, countertops and furniture whenever you like, as the sink is simply fitted on top.

Freestanding Basins…

Another luxury sink to bring your bathroom design together is a freestanding basin.  The shape, material and size can be altered, allowing you to make a real statement about your bathroom. Freestanding sinks are perfect for use in bathrooms that are of a smaller size, as they can be slimline, helping you make the most out of your space.

The other benefit of a free-standing sink is that all the fixtures are hidden behind the standing of the basin. This means everything is kept tidy and pipework isn’t visible, which is perfect for a modern, minimalist bathroom.

Inset Basins…

Similar to free-standing basins, an inset basin provides a tidy approach to pipework. They can be part of the furniture unit or a storage unit, or even sit like a countertop basin on a surface. Inset basins are stylish and practical, allowing you to increase your storage space with a streamlined look.

How To Choose The Best Sink…

Whatever your budget and needs, when it comes to choosing the perfect skink always consider the size, style and materials that will work best for your bathroom. These elements are crucial to both design and planning. It is usually best to get in touch with a designer who can put all your ideas together for you, and find the perfect combination of practicality, innovation, and style.

Here at Castle Tile and Bathroom Studio, we offer a free initial site survey and a free design service. Get in touch today to book in for your consultation…