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Basin for a small bathroom and 7 factors to consider while choosing one!

Swapnil Kangankar- Homify Swapnil Kangankar- Homify
Industrial style bathrooms by Александра Клямурис Industrial
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 A washbasin is one of the essential elements of any modern dwelling across the world. In today's age, it might be inconceivable to imagine a house which does not have a functioning washbasin. Although essential, washbasins are seldom given importance and are usually installed without a lot of thought given to their design and layout. One of the biggest challenges that users encounter is the lack of space, a factor which is typical in modern day urban houses.

Hence, to breathe in some inspiration, we have listed down 7 factors that would definitely help you to choose the best basin for your bathroom. Let's take look!

1.Place of installation

For a basin, the location of its installation is highly critical. In the case of smaller spaces, it is essential that the space which allows maximum maneuvering must be given preference since a lot of activities go around the basin. In this bathroom, the designers have opted to place the washbasin in the center rather than near the entrance to allow larger space for its users.

2.Form of basin

Today, the market is flooded with a wide range wash basins types. To derive the best results, both from the point of functionality and aesthetics, it is critical that you choose the most appropriate form of basin for your house.

Instead of selecting the regular rectangular or oval shaped basin, you can opt for a bowl-shaped counter-top basin as chosen by the designers here. This not only looks far more aesthetic but also allows you larger storage spaces, both, on top of the counter as well as within it.

3.Light quality

Lighting plays a critical role in interior designing, perhaps one of the most important spaces which deserve the best quality lighting is the basin. A well-lit up basin could quite honestly be the difference between you feeling confident or not about the way you look on any given day! 

Amongst a host of modern light fixtures, you can also experiment with candles and antique lamps to illuminate your bathroom. Further, if possible, allowing natural light inside the bathroom could also add a wonderful relaxing feel to the entire space, particularly during the hectic morning hours.

4.Interesting color scheme

When designing for a tight space, the color scheme can play a vital role. Small spaces do not have to be boring, you can always experiment with out-of-the-ordinary shades for the basin as well as for the walls that can give a very trendy vibe to your bathroom.

5.Indoor plantation

Indoor plants add a distinct freshness to any space, particularly to closed bathroom areas. Small spaces should not restrict you from planting fresh flowers or shrubs, you can always get creative by utilizing basin ledges for placing flower pots as seen here in order to enhance the ambiance of your bathroom.

6.Creative mounting

Instead of opting for standard mounting stands, you can always make your bathroom interesting by being creative and choosing a stand resembling a sewing machine as seen in this bathroom. This not only adds an artistic touch to your basin but also provides additional storage space for basic toiletries.


It is difficult to imagine a washbasin without a mirror. Today, mirrors are available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. However, in order to ensure the best user experience, it is essential to consider the age, physical requirements, etc.of the family members before proceeding with the installation. Further, to create the best experience, it is essential that lighting is carefully installed so that the mirror is completely illuminated and no dark spots are left behind.

If you would you like to know more about designing your bathroom, you should definitely check these 9 of the best bathroom trends for 2017

Which of the basin ideas did you like the most? We would love to hear from you.
by FingerHaus GmbH - Bauunternehmen in Frankenberg (Eder) Modern

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