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The Steps to Picking Your Next Hand Basin: Add the Perfect Touch to Your Bathroom Design

June 26, 2023 — by Valeriya Vimon

There’s nothing glamorous about using the bathroom. However, it doesn’t have to be a drab place that you dread seeing in the morning. Even though this is a primarily utilitarian room, it also has the power to influence how we feel. After all, it’s a private space where we take care of our hygiene needs. In fact, when people travel, the thing that can influence their perception of a hotel room is the bathroom. I get it; I am the same. We need to feel comfortable in this so-called comfort room.

Is your bathroom’s design getting you down? Now is the time to upgrade your comfort levels, starting by going through the gorgeous options for bathroom hand basins. The hand basin is a central piece in any bathroom, along with the vanity. So, how can we get the perfect basin to make hand washing an efficient yet enjoyable task? Let’s see the steps to picking your next sink.

All About That Basin

A leaky faucet can be quite an annoyance, however, nothing compares to stained bathroom hand sinks. We want and deserve a functional bathroom. These are the best materials to upgrade your sink from drab to fabulous.

Solid Surface

Solid surface basin
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Solid-surface hand sinks are formed by mixing a mineral compound with acrylic, epoxy or polyester resins. This makes them very strong and durable and gives them a natural, stone-like feel.


If you want to impress yet still have a functional sink. I recommend a round-shaped bench-mounted solid-surface hand basin. The round, thin-edged design allows for ample space in a vanity yet still makes it a unique central point in your bathroom.

In addition, you can also have a wall-hung or semi-recessed solid surface basin. This is great if you want to do away with a vanity, perhaps in a smaller bathroom for optimal space.

How To Maintain

Solid surface is any easy-to-clean material. It’s a non-porous material, so it won’t stain easily. No need to worry about those hair dyes or makeup stains. To keep it in tip-top shape, you only need to use a mild detergent and a soft pad. Remember to avoid coarse sponges and strong chemicals. If you keep it up, your sink will keep shining like new.


Stone basin
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Stone hand basins are an absolute beauty. Have you ever been to a garden especially crafted for a natural and ethereal feel? Then you see a beautiful stone fountain and your heart gushes with joy. Bring that feeling to your home.

Stone basins can be made in a style called terrazzo. They can be black, with light grey, white and neutral-coloured crushed stone, glass and quartz. If you prefer a white one it’s made with light grey, black and neutral coloured crushed stone, glass and quartz.

Another popular is stone resin. It’s the complete opposite of terrazzo where it is smooth and usually in a white shiny finish. Stone resin is similar to a solid surface it’s easy to maintain.


Stone basins much like solid surfaces look great in a round form, but with thicker sides to enhance their natural appearance. Square stone sinks are ideal for vanities with more space. When choosing a square-shaped vanity you will not want to recess it in a vanity. Bench mounting is the way to go for stone sinks. It will be the main point of your bathroom.

How to Maintain

Stone basins should be cleaned at least once a month and immediately after use to avoid stains. All you need is warm soapy water, especially if you live in a hard water area. If not, calcium deposits from the limescale in the water will form in the basin. then you are left with a stained basin you will soon need to replace again.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel basin
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When you hear stainless steel I am sure you think like me, strong, durable and easy to clean. Stainless steel hand basins don’t have to make you think of an industrial kitchen sink. They are perfect for your home.

Metal sinks, in general, last a long time. You can find colours in brushed brass, nickel or matte black or even gunmetal your home aesthetic doesn’t have to be ruined. A stainless steel sink is a statement piece that won’t be forgotten.


You can get stainless steel in a perfectly round metal shape. This is not very common to see so if you want to stand out from the crowd venture out and get this unique shape. Rectangle or square-shaped steel basins are more common. These can be made to be wall mounted or bench mounted depending on how much of a focal point.

How to Maintain

Stainless steel is super easy to clean. If you’re like me and you are a chemical junkie I get it. I love a clean-smelling bathroom. But, keep the strong chemicals away from the steel. Using specially made products for stainless steel helps maintain its finish.

However, if you want to keep your cleaning products to a minimum. Products such as lemons, baking soda and a scrubber do wonders for a stainless basin. It is recommended to clean your sink after each use.

Basin Use Tip You Didn’t Know

Did you know, antibacterial soap might not be so good after all? Antibacterial soap fights good and bad bacteria. This throws off the balance in your septic tank. If this gets too messed up, your septic tank and drains can overflow.

Many brands advise us not to use anti-bac soap on stone or stone resin basins. This is due to their high alcohol levels and this can start to destroy stone and chrome. Reading labels still is cool, some soaps will tell you if it’s ok or not to use with stone basins.

Let That Sink In

Now that you have all the right information to pick a basin it’s time to choose what’s next to upgrade. Making improvements to one part of the bathroom creates a catalyst for the next place to upgrade. The central piece is set now and built on it. I know you have your wheels running.