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Put Together A Complete Basin in Your Bathroom

Updated on April 26, 2013

The basin has one of the pivotal roles in your bathroom. It is the most frequented place even more than the shower, bath or the toilet. So choosing the best is the most important.

There are various types of basin styles:
1. The pedestal basin
2. The counter top basin
3. The wall hung basin
4. The stand mounted basin
5. The semi ressessed basin

The Pedestal Basin has a pedestal that conceals the plumbing and looks neat on the outer. There are also various semi pedestal basin designs available that look more modernised than the full pedestal basins. The counter top generally has a cabinet beneath which ensures a good storage as well as a full concealed plumbing and a de cluttered surround. The Wall Mounted Basin is affixed to the wall and come in various designs from the traditional to the very modern and the minimalistic fashion.

durab wall hung cabinet with countertop basin
durab wall hung cabinet with countertop basin
Pedestal basin
Pedestal basin
stand mounted basin
stand mounted basin

What all things are included in basin package?


Basin vessel:


Basin vessels are available in a plethora of designs from the traditional to modern styling and also in a wide array of sizes and design. The vessel should be of good quality ceramic and a great finish. It should also be easy to clean and adjusted at appropriate height.


Pedestals, stands or brackets or an under sink cabinet depending on the style of basin:


The vessel is held by various mechanisms depending on the style and design. Sometimes there are pedestals while some basins are fixed onto the wall with decorative brackets or angles. There are also basins with under sink cabinets or storages for optimum functionality and a neat look.




pre drilled single tap hole basin
pre drilled single tap hole basin

Tap holes:


Some basins come with pre drilled styles some need to be drilled for fitting taps. Choose appropriately according to the choice of the tap or mixer and drill only the required number of holes. If you have a mixer with floor mounted valves the basin needs to have three holes drilled on to it, a simple mixer will require only one hole white if your plan to have taps you can have two, one for hot water and one for cold.

poly plug ball chain basin waste
poly plug ball chain basin waste

Basin waste:


The basin waste however small is one of the important factors that lends the basin a great look and makes it functional. There are various styles like the click clack wastes, pop up wastes, plug and chain and also the modern hi-tech wastes like the jewelled ones or those with digital displays and hi tech features. Choosing the right one that fits your requirements as well as budget is the most important.

basin mixer
basin mixer

Basin taps and mixers:


The basin taps and mixers are very important factors that create a look and make the basin look richer and better. There are taps available in various designs and finishes, which need to be, matched with the other fittings in the bathroom and the most importantly the basin waste.

The drainage pipes:

The drain pipes that are use to plumb the basin taps into the main line and also to the drain need to be of good quality and ensure durability. A leaking basin is the worst nightmare however good looking it is.

The bottle trap is used in some of the basins:

The bottle trap keeps the bathroom hygienic. It traps the gas and waste that reverts back and doesn’t let it out of the basin waste. Having it is quite a necessity. If it’s not concealed it is all the more necessary to match its finish with the taps and wastes and also ensure that it is a good quality product that will last long and be in a perfect condition. For More information visit - http://www.victorianplumbing.co.uk/

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    • carriethomson profile imageAUTHOR

      carriethomson 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      hey great that it was of help to you! thanks for the appreciations and comments! hope you enjoy your new house and take all the tips from hubs and make it beautiful:)

    • Injured lamb profile image

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      So this is the great and useful hub coming just in time for me huh…I am waiting for the key for my new house, and I am now busy for collecting all the ideas for the renovation...really thanks for the sharing...

    • carriethomson profile imageAUTHOR

      carriethomson 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hey ingenira! thank you for stopping by and leaving such a generous comment! the appreciation matters a lot and so does the vote up. do keep comming :)))

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      Ingenira 

      6 years ago

      I love the selection of the Pedestal Basin has a pedestal that conceals the plumbing and looks neat on the outer. It'll certainly give a neater look to the washroom.

      A very well written hub, voted up.

    • carriethomson profile imageAUTHOR

      carriethomson 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi thanks tina!! Yes it is very necessary to have at least basic knowledge of all these things so that we can be well aware while buying stuff. Glad u liked it!! and thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!!

      carrie

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      Christina Lornemark 

      6 years ago from Sweden

      You have put the information very well together in this hub! It really is necessary to consider all those parts when buying basins. Last time when we bought a kitchen sink there was no drainage pipes included automatically! Who needs a sink or a basin without drainage pipes?

      All the items you show here are so stylish, I would really like to have them in my bathroom!

      Thanks for all the information,

      Tina

    • carriethomson profile imageAUTHOR

      carriethomson 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      HI izeko! yeah modern stuff is neat and looks fashionable. thanks for the comment and the vote up :-)

      carrie

    • iZeko profile image

      iZeko 

      6 years ago

      Hi Carrie! This is such a neat summary! I always like the modern stuff you pick ;-)) Rated up!

    • carriethomson profile imageAUTHOR

      carriethomson 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello skye888 thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. it matters a lot, will be visiting your hubs soon :) good to know that the information was usefull to you. keep visiting.

      carrie

    • carriethomson profile imageAUTHOR

      carriethomson 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      hi prasetio30 thanx for visiting and taking time to read, and thank you so much for the vote up as well. very glad to know that you liked the hub and the pictures. hope it was usefull as you said earlier that you were doing up your new house.

      carrie

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      skye888 

      6 years ago

      You have nice photos above! You also have useful information about organizing things in the bathroom.

      :)

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      prasetio30 

      6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow.... this was so cool. I love all basin designs above. You complete this with nice description and beautiful pictures as well. Thank you very much. Vote up and useful. Cheers...

      Prasetio

    • carriethomson profile imageAUTHOR

      carriethomson 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi carco that is really kind of you. thanx for such a wonderfull comment and taking time to read the hub and also the voting up. hope the next time u redo your bathroom it turns out a beauty and u enjoy using it.

      carrie

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      Paul Cronin 

      6 years ago from Winnipeg

      Really informative, the next time I redo a bathroom I think I would go with the Pedistal Basin, I have never heard of a Basin Mixer until now. I'll have to read more about this. Thanks for sharing your expertise. Rated interesting and Voted Up! Thanks for sharing!

    • carriethomson profile imageAUTHOR

      carriethomson 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      hey!!nell..i am myself amazed sometimes at the wide variety and such a range of topics :D

      thanx for appreciating -- carrie

    • carriethomson profile imageAUTHOR

      carriethomson 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi cloverleaf.. thanx for appreciating

    • carriethomson profile imageAUTHOR

      carriethomson 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      hi Rtalloni- thanx for the kind comments. yes height is a major factor, at hotels and offices you cant help it and if you are too tall or short you still need to adjust with the standard height, but at home, you can def customise the height and make the place comfortable to use.

      carrie

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      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, I love the way you choose topics that I would never think off! lol I love that pedestal one, in the picture, really nice! cheers nell

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      Cloverleaf 

      6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Very interesting and informative, Carrie! I really like your use of pictures again.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 

      6 years ago from the short journey

      Interesting overview of a basin package. Adjusting the basin to our height is an excellent tip that is not always considered in a new installation.

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