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Full pedestal basin buying guide

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying guides | 7 years ago 3 min read

A full pedestal basin is the classic choice for bathrooms, and at we have a huge range of styles and designs available to suit almost any taste.

This guide will give you an overview of the full pedestal basins on offer, and what you should consider when choosing one.

What is a full pedestal basin?

This is the classic style of basin that most of us would picture when imagining a bathroom suite. The basin is supported by a pedestal that reaches all the way to the floor, providing a stable fixing as well as hiding all the pipework. It is secured to the floor as well as the wall, so the pedestal isn’t actually taking the full weight of the basin.

What styles are there?

Though the full pedestal basin may be a classic design, that doesn’t mean it only comes in one style. You have a whole range to choose from, with different sizes available in both traditional and contemporary styles:

Contemporary pedestal basins

If you’re designing a sleek and modern bathroom, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to pedestal basins. You could go for something minimalist like the Arte Basin and Pedestal, perfect when paired with a gorgeous waterfall mixer tap.

For a practical family bathroom, the Oakley Basin and Full Pedestal is an ideal choice, with rounded edges and a simple, stylish design. There are also options for two tap holes, as well as different size basins to suit your bathroom.

Oakley Basin and Full Pedestal

The Oakley is available with one, or two tap holes (as pictured above)

Traditional pedestal basins

A full pedestal basin is a great choice for a traditional bathroom, as this classic shape really lends itself to period styles. The Winchester is a beautiful traditional basin, evoking a Victorian look and feel with decorative mouldings and an elegant square pedestal.

For a slightly more understated traditional look, the Camberley Basin and Pedestal makes a chic and stylish addition, with a single tap hole for modern mixer functionality while retaining a classic look.

Camberley Basin and Pedestal

The Camberley Cloakroom Basin has two tap holes but is smaller in size, perfect for compact spaces

Cloakroom pedestal basins

If you’re fitting a cloakroom or an ensuite, there is a selection of basins specifically designed to be smaller and more space-efficient, in both traditional and contemporary styles. There’s the Camberley Cloakroom Basin for that Victorian feel, or the Palm Corner Basin, ideal for making the most of any contemporary space.

Palm Corner Basin

Maximise your space, with a Palm Corner Basin

Is a full pedestal basin right for my bathroom?

A full pedestal basin is a popular choice for many modern bathrooms, and can suit a wide range of layouts and spaces. As with any bathroom fittings, you should measure your space before choosing a basin to see how much room you have to play with. This also makes it easier when it comes to figuring out what choice of basins is available to you.

Full pedestal basins tend to be among the largest basin designs, so if you’re shopping for a smaller ensuite or cloakroom, you may have more choice with a semi pedestal basin or a wall hung basin.

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying guides | 7 years ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 9 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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