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How To Choose The Right Basin For Your Blue Space

On-Trend Basins

Renovating your bathroom, kitchen or laundry and in need of a new basin? We have everything you need (and more) online now at The Blue Space.

Choosing a bathroom basin that suits your lifestyle and layout is key to getting your bathroom renovation right. We have a range of sink shapes, from organic to square designs and the choice of wall mounted basins, inset basins, undermount basins, semi recessed basins, above counter, console or freestanding basins.

On-Trend Basins

Renovating your bathroom, kitchen or laundry and in need of a new basin? We have everything you need (and more) online now at The Blue Space.

Choosing a bathroom basin that suits your lifestyle and layout is key to getting your bathroom renovation right. We have a range of sink shapes, from organic to square designs and the choice of wall mounted basins, inset basins, undermount basins, semi recessed basins, above counter, console or freestanding basins.


But how can you pick just one? Read through our easy guide to basins below, before settling on a final decision:


Perfect for smaller bathrooms as they take up very little space, wall mounted basins can also come with built in shelves for additional storage room. Our top tip would be to match your bottle trap to your tapware colour for a design flair. These bathroom basins, also known as wall-hung, wall-mounted or pedestal basins are bolted directly into the wall, and don’t need a vanity unit to sit on. Often quite a statement piece, these basins are perfect for small spaces, second bathrooms and bathrooms where storage isn’t needed, or there are other storage options available, like a mirrored cupboard.

A classic desig, an inset basin sits nicely on top of your vanity with a slight lip. These basins are gaining popularity, because you get the best of both under and above counter basins, with half the basin above the counter top and half below. View our range of inset basins.

Subtle and stylish, an undermount sink also makes cleaning the benchtop easy as it sits flush with the benchtop. As the name suggests, these bathroom basins sit below the counter. This option really shows off your bench choice and maximises bench space; perfect for hair irons, hair dryers, makeup etc, all with more room to spread their beautifying goodness! This option is also the easiest to clean, with no exposed lines or crevices, and the basin that has the most minimalistic look. The only downside is reduced storage since the basin encroaches into the vanity below. View our range of under counter basins.

Easily accessible, semi-recessed basins sit out from the front of the vanity, great for family bathrooms.These basins overhang your vanity unit, and although they encroach on your bathroom space, these basins are great options for kids or elderly people, as you can get your body closer to the taps, making them easier to reach. They can also be useful when you need to install a narrow vanity unit into your space but don’t want to compromise on the size of your basin. View our range of semi-recessed basins.

As the name implies, these basins sit above the counter or bench top. This is a very popular look and also means there is extra storage in the vanity below, since no basin sits into it. This type of basin is fairly easy to clean, with only the seal around the base a place where dirt and dust often collects. View our range of above counter basins. The perfect statement piece. Available in a range of designs and colours, an above counter basin can create an art like feature in the room.

Wow! These beautiful freestanding basins are perfect for designer bathrooms as they can steal the show with their unique robust designs.


Helpful Tips

  • Does it need to be accessible for one or two people only— or for more?
  • Is it for a second bathroom or ensuite, where space is a problem? If so, a pedestal or wall-hung basin may be your best option.
  • How much storage will you need? If you have storage elsewhere, then an under counter or wall hung basin won’t be a problem — but if storage is at a minimum, then choose another basin;
  • Do you need a basin where the taps are easy to reach, ether for kids or for accessibility for elderly people? If so, a semi-recessed basin may be the right choice.
  • Lastly, consider the size, whether you need a large or small basin, and make sure it suits the vanity you choose (excepting the wall-hung/wall-mounted/pedestal basin that doesn’t have a vanity).

If you’re still stuck on which basin to choose for your dream blue space, have a chat with our customer service team which will give you a second opinion! Simply call 02 9674 1000 and we’ll help you through it.


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