Wall Mounted Basins
Regardless of whether you are buying a new house or you are renovating, the bathroom is the first room to start upgrading since it is the one most frequently used by every member of your family. If you are looking for a design for the bathroom that will break away from the traditional layout, then one stylish idea would be to consider adding wall mounted furniture. While you would expect to see wall mounted basins in a public bathroom, due to space gain and elegance, nowadays mounted furniture is a great choice for private residences as well.
Tips on choosing your wall mounted basins
Since one of the goals of a wall mounted basin installation in your bathroom is to save space, the first thing that you need to be mindful of is that you take the correct measurements. By purchasing a basin that fits well in its designated space, you will ensure that you have plenty of space left for moving around the bathroom. Secondly, you will need to review catalogs and choose a basin style that works well with the overall décor of the room. While most people will opt for a cream or white basin, as it blends perfectly with the fixtures, if you opt for different colors then you should pick a shade that complements the other tones used in the bathroom.
The benefits of the wall mounted basins
By installing a wall mounted basin in your home, you will benefit from a lot more extra space under your sink. While you can choose to leave that area free, so that you have more room for moving around, you can also put the space to good use and add a towel rack, magazine holder or a waste basket for instance. This is why these basins are usually recommended for confided space, since you can install it in a corner or wherever you can run water and plumbing. In addition to saving space, because of their versatility regarding height and trip-free style, they come in handy for people that have movement impairments or are in a wheelchair. It is a nice way to make physically impaired people less dependent on others.
Is installing wall mounted basins hard?
Before you start to install a wall mounted basin, a good idea would be to line up all the tools that you will need in order to have easy access to what you need. Unless you have decided to hire a plumbing contractor or the company you bought it from has free installing services, here is a step by step guide on how to mount your basin on the wall:
- Find the closest location to the drain hole and mark the exact spot where you want the sink with a marker.
- Position the bracket of the basin horizontally and mark the spots of the bracket screws.
- Drill the holes in the wall and mount the bracket in securely.
- Make the necessary plumbing connections.
- Place the basin on the bracket according to the instructions in the box kit.
- Apply a thin layer of silicone caulk between the basin and the wall for waterproofing.