How should your vanity unit basin sit?

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A vanity unit makes a fantastic addition to any bathroom. Built for both practicality and style, they provide a pleasant bathroom feature to admire as you walk into the room, all whilst creating the perfect home for your basin.

If you’re thinking about investing in a vanity unit for your master bathroom or ensuite, the first thing to do is consider the different styles on offer and determine which would suit the style of your home best. A key part of different vanity unit styles is how the basin sits, which can change the character of the unit altogether.

Here we look at the different ways in which a basin can sit with a vanity unit, as well as which pairing is best for particular styles or needs.

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Inset basins for vanity units

Inset basins are fitted underneath your vanity unit counter, so that they only protrude ever so slightly above the counter itself. Installing an inset basin into your vanity unit will provide a modern and stylish feature to your bathroom.

This style of basin works well in homes of many different styles. There come in a variety of styles and colours, so you can rest assured that you’ll find a pairing that’s perfect for your own home.

Inset basins are especially useful for bathrooms that require more space to store items or to display decorative additions. Because they are set almost entirely into the counter, the countertop space can be utilised for any beauty products and toothbrushes, or even candles, to name a few. What’s more, you could have additional storage within the vanity unit itself, to store away many more items, too.

Under counter basins for vanity units

Under counter basins are very similar to inset basins, except for the fact that they blend seamlessly with the unit itself. The way they are designed makes it seem as though they blend into the counter itself, so that your surface flows seamlessly into the basin area.

Under counter basins are one of the sleekest and minimalistic styles of basins to have installed into your vanity unit. They work perfectly within a contemporary home, especially those with a simple and more neutral style. If you’re looking to add a vanity unit that evokes style and sophistication, then one with an under counter basin is ideal for you.

Similarly to inset basins, under counter basins are a fantastic choice for those looking to make the most of their counter space. The sink takes up no space on your counter, leaving plenty of room for your toiletries and any other features that will add style to your bathroom.

Counter top basins for vanity units

If you’re looking to add style rather than space-saving additions to your vanity unit and bathroom, then a counter top basin might be a favourable choice for you. They are installed to sit on top of the counter rather than within it, creating a rather striking focal point for your vanity unit and bathroom.

Counter top basins come in a variety of different shapes and styles, so you be sure to find one that meets your taste. From small and simplistic shapes to large and extravagant structures, there’s a counter top basin for bathrooms of any size. What’s more, you can choose whether to have you taps attached to the basin, installed into the counter, or even into the wall, depending on your own style. They are a stunning modern addition to any bathroom that needs a touch of style and a striking feature to draw attention to.

Counter top basins are made for style more than for space, so if you’re looking for additional storage space alongside your counter top basin, it’s recommended that you opt for a vanity unit that comes with cupboards or shelving.

There are plenty of options when it comes to creating the perfect vanity unit for your bathroom, and your choice of basin will help to provide a truly personalised finish to your brand new feature.