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Corner basin buying guide

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying guides | 5 years ago 2 min read

No 1 at the top of most people's lists when renovating a bathroom, is how to use space efficiently.

Thanks to their cleverly-designed shape, corner basins can often be a great way to optimise what little space you may have. In this expert buying guide, we'll provide a short explanation as to what corner basins are, before considering your options.

What is a corner basin?

A corner basin is specifically designed to fit into a 90° corner of your bathroom, so it projects diagonally out. This means it’s more accessible in a smaller space and helps the bathroom feel less cluttered.

A corner basin is designed to be as compact as possible and is an ideal space solution when a bathroom doesn’t have a lot of floor space.

It works in the same way as a wall hung basin and can be installed easily in the same way, though the waste and water inlets will need to be nearer the wall.

Orchard Derwent corner 1 tap hole cloakroom wall mounted basin 450mm

What type of bathroom is a corner basin suitable for?

Though corner basins are designed with cloakrooms in mind, they are suitable for any smaller bathroom where making the best use of space is important. As well as being space-efficient, a corner basin also looks fantastic, with a distinctive contemporary style of its own.

The ideal counterpart for a corner basin is the corner toilet, giving the perfect cloakroom suite, or a space-saving solution in a smaller bathroom or ensuite.

Corner basins at Victoria Plum

The Clarity Compact white corner vanity unit (pictured below) is a great option, especially if you're working to a tight budget or refurbishing a rental property. It is ideal for a cloakroom or smaller bathroom, with a spacious storage space and single tap hole for your choice of mixer tap. The Clarity collection also includes a matching toilet to complete the suite.

Clarity Compact white corner vanity unit

The Clarity Compact white corner vanity unit. A great space-saving solution

If a furniture unit doesn't suit your needs, the Compact corner wall mounted basin is ideal. Keeping your floorspace clear, this basin features a highly contemporary design and will certainly make the most of your space in a cloakroom or ensuite. There is also a full pedestal version and matching toilet available.

Compact corner wall mounted basin

Perfect for cloakrooms and ensuites, the Compact corner wall mounted basin has a projection of just 450mm

Bathroom corner units

If you need a little extra storage in your bathroom, why not consider one of our bathroom corner units? With a basin and an undersink storage cabinet, it'll use your space extremely efficiently.

If you're looking for something that will fit with a contemporary style bathroom, the Harrison corner vanity unit and basin comes in a choice of on-trend slate or white finishes.

Mode Harrison slate corner vanity unit and basin

You can even choose a traditional design, like the Camberley corner unit and basin. Exclusive to The Bath Co., it is available in your choice of satin white, grey or ivory (as pictured below).

The Bath Co. Camberley satin ivory corner unit and basin 580mm

Choosing your tap and waste

To save space, most corner basins feature a single tap hole, allowing you to accessorise with a mixer tap and waste of your choosing. Instead of common chrome, why not consider a different metallic finish like black, gold or even brushed brass (as demonstrated in the image below)?

Brushed brass tap and pop up waste

Small bathroom ideas

For further big ideas for small bathrooms, why not take a look at our small cloakroom bathroom ideas page?

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying guides | 5 years ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 10 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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