With common pedestal basins and wall-mounted options ruling the roost in Britain’s bathroom, we thought it would be worth putting the spotlight on an alternative sink option.

Recently stayed in a fancy hotel? Been lucky enough to have dinner in an upmarket restaurant? You’ll likely have seen a striking counter top basin in their respective designer bathrooms.

As luxurious as they seem, these grandiose options are now surprisingly affordable, with more and more bathroom renovations including them as eye-catching centrepieces.

To help you figure out if they’re right for your bathroom, we’ve put together a quick guide on the benefits of installing counter top wash basins; as well as listing 5 of our favourites!

Why Install a Counter Top Wash Basin?

If you’re planning a bathroom renovation or simply want to upgrade your bathroom’s basin, a counter top wash basin should be high up on your list.

Their distinctive style can quickly elevate the overall look of a space. Sitting proudly on your bathroom’s counter or vanity unit, counter top basins serve as dazzling focal points. A designer bathroom favourite, counter top basins also offer unrivalled simplicity making them the go-to basin for those seeking a minimalist look.

They’re versatile too. Our collection includes all manner of shapes and sizes to suit almost any size of bathroom. Browse grand basins designed to make an impact in larger spaces, and compact options for even the smallest of cloakrooms. You’ll find counter top basins in both modern and traditional designs, with some even including taps!

Arezzo Round Matt Black High Rise Mono Basin Mixer Tap
An elaborate example of the high rise basin tap. This Arezzo option is ideal for use with counter top basins.

Many counter top basins are also suited for use wall-mounted and high rise basin taps. Unconventional and imposing, these extravagant taps add plenty of character while remaining just as functional as regular basin taps.

Our Top 5 Favourite Counter Top Basins

With well over 100 counter top wash basins available on site, we thought we’d give you a helping hand and shorten your search. Here are our top five favourites!

1. Casca Oval Counter Top Basin - One of our most popular counter top options. The Casca Oval counter top basin is inspired by organic shapes and, with its clean look, is a perfect match for those going for a minimalist look.

Casca Oval Counter Top Basin 0TH - 410 x 330mm
Suitable for use with wall mounted taps as well as high rise basin taps, the Casca Oval thrives on its simplicity.

Though lavish in appearance the Casca Oval is surprisingly slimline at just 410mm wide, making it suitable for use in tight spaces as well as larger bathrooms. We’re particularly fond of how the basin’s curves look when combined with sleek wall mounted taps.

2. Kyoto Rectangular Basin - The Kyoto rectangular basin is one of our finest contemporary counter top basins. Highly contemporary, the Kyoto sports a refined, angular design that is at its best when paired with similarly angular components.

Kyoto Rectangular Basin 1TH - 450 x 310mm
The sharp angular look of the Kyoto basin can be amplified further with modern bathroom mirrors and taps

The Kyoto features a single tap hole, allowing you to mount a stylish modern tap directly to it with ease. Manufactured of quality white gloss ceramic, with a lengthy guarantee to help you rest assured of its longevity.

3. Yellow River Natural Stone Basin - With many bathroom designs suffering from a lack of organic features, the Yellow River Natural Stone Basin is the perfect remedy. A rugged, natural look manufactured from stone, each Yellow River counter top basin is unique and can be considered a work of art in its own right.

Yellow River Natural Stone Basin 0TH - YR001
The Yellow River Natural Stone Basin works to provide your bathroom with a soothing hint of the outdoors.

Designed to be mounted onto a worktop or a stylish vanity unit, the Yellow River basin features no tap holes. Why not pair it with an on-trend waterfall tap to really emphasise your bathroom’s natural touch?

4. Crosswater Castellon Plus Platinum Countertop Basin - The counter top basin for those discerning bathroom lovers who want a high-end look. The Crosswater Castellon is simply stunning with a peerless platinum finish and fine fire clay construction.

Crosswater Castellon Plus Platinum Countertop Basin - 430 x 430mm
The platinum finish on this Crosswater Castellon provides a truly inspired look.

Its uncommon hue can help bring a sophisticated brighter touch to darker, more enticing bathroom spaces. Best paired with a wall-mounted tap, to allow the Castellon’s curves to go unchallenged.

5. Kasbah Round 400mm Floral Patterned Ceramic Counter Top Basin - A stand-out patterned option, the Kasbah round counter top basin boasts an elegant hand-finished vintage floral design. Constructed of durable heavyweight ceramic, the Kasbah is right at home when mounted to traditional vanity units.

Kasbah Round 400mm Floral Patterned Ceramic Counter Top Basin
Intricate floral patterning makes this Kasbah counter top basin really shine.

Equally comfortable when combined with either a counter top mixer or a wall mounted tap, the Kasbah’s detailed, classical look is a surefire winner for any exceptional retro bathroom.



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