You don't have to settle for ordinary when it comes to bathroom basins. This is your opportunity to make a change that will upgrade the look and give you a fresh style in there. Yet it isn't expensive and it isn't hard to do on your own. While you need it to be fully functional there is no reason why it can't be beautiful too!
As with the country and traditional bathrooms cast iron baths are a must. Either a roll-top or slipper bath will do and although you don't want holes or rust the more dilapidated it looks the better. Even consider running sandpaper over the paint work and claw feet. It's always worth looking out for old fittings at antique shops and car boot sales.
The absolute opposite of a fitted bathroom the shabby chic look is a mismatch of styles and products. You can even do the unexpected like put a put a refrigerator in the corner. Nothing is expected to match and pipework and plumbing are on show rather than concealed. This style is best suited to those who have inherited a bathroom and want to update it a little rather than fork out on a brand new bathroom suite.
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This does take more work though because you have to change the setting for the insert to go into. Another great option though is to consider no vanity and just to have it mount to the wall. Such bathroom basins offer an appearance that makes the room open and to seem larger than it really is. However you do need to make sure you secure them correctly to the wall for safety.
The Edwardian and Victorian styles of the time are still a popular choice today. They look exquisite in a villa or cottage bathroom and never loose their appeal in terms of design.
Don't be afraid to decorate with bold colours when tiling or painting getting the contrast right with the chrome and the gloss. If using curtains be subtle with the designs and colours but preferably go for stylish roller blinds.