The right kind of plumbing and bathroom fixtures can make a big difference in your comfort when you are making use of this essential room in your home. It is therefore essential that you make the right choice, especially when it comes to one of the most important fixtures you will ever need for your bathroom: the basin.
Whether you are planning to replace an old basin with a completely new one for your existing bathroom or are constructing an entirely new bathroom altogether, you should choose this fixture with several considerations in mind – and this is where a little bit of knowledge goes a long way indeed.
Choosing the basin for your bathroom
When you are trying to choose a basin, one of the most crucial factors to consider is the available space. To make this choice easier, stand in front of the place or position where you are planning to install the basin. Cut up a piece of hard paper or cardboard to the size you want, and hold it in the place you have in mind for the basin. By doing this, you will be able to determine how much space is available – for instance, is there enough space or room for you to wash your face or brush your teeth comfortably? You should also consider the space where the door to your bathroom opens – there should be enough space for the door to be opened and closed without you having to resort to acrobatics.
Choosing the kind of basin you want
The good news is that there are different types and styles of basin to choose from. But at the end of the day, the basin you choose will depend mostly on your own preference (or the overall design of your home or bathroom), but you should also make it a point to consider the basin’s functionality. Different styles of basins include wall-mounted basins, pedestal basins, recessed basins, and corner basins. If you have limited bathroom space, a corner basin or a wall- mounted basin would be a good idea, but if you have more than enough space, pedestal basins or recessed basins with a cupboard and storage space underneath can give your bathroom an elegant, classic look. Making sure to make the most out of your chosen basin, is key, and using BBS plumbers London will make sure it is fitted correctly to give you the best experience.
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Choosing the basin’s fixtures
Aside from the basin itself, you should also make it a point to choose the basin’s fixtures (such as its taps and other accessories) wisely. Again, there are different styles and designs of taps to choose from, but you have to make sure that the taps you choose have a design and style that suits the basin. For instance, there are basins which have two openings or holes for two taps, both hot and cold. Other basins, meanwhile, will only have one single opening or hole, ideal for one mixer tap.
Along with this comes the overall design of the taps you choose – they should also work well with the design of your basin. If you have a basin in a classic style or shape, then you should opt for taps that have a classic design as well.
All in all, it is not too difficult to choose the right basin for your bathroom if you know what to look for. But if the choices are too varied and you are not sure how to go about the entire thing, you can always seek help and advice from a reputable plumber who will be sure to give you valuable insight and recommendations. If you live in London, make it a point to deal only with a reliable and experienced plumber in London so that you will have the benefit of expert advice and a superior service.