Looking for a basin for the smallest room? The latest countertop models offer compact forms and stand out style..

a new dimension

New at Alternative Bathrooms are three new concrete basin designs, each with highly defined three-dimensional surfaces featuring horizontal, diagonal and vertical waves. Our favourite is Luna, shown in white, and available in 28 colours from blush and duck egg to forest green.

Luna Kast concrete basin, white, from £1,788, Alternative Bathrooms.

material gains

A world apart from the ubiquitous white porcelain basins seen in many bathrooms, the attractive confetti flecks on this Orion terrazzo washbasin from Tikamoon add some playful yet subtle colour, while the curved edges bring a softer edge to this industrial-style material.

Orion terrazzo washbasin, in confetti, £149, Tikamoon.

fine art

Choosing something pretty to look at in the bathroom isn’t hard with Kohler’s Wading Pool basins. Featuring 17th-century Dutch art on onyx backdrops, they’re super-chic and beautiful to peruse.

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Make an impact with a colourful concrete basin. Kast’s Mara model blends the materials’s industrial edge with a pretty colour palette and delicate details on the outer surface, in the form of this geometric interlocking pattern that mimics its circular shape and softens its style.

Mara basin in Ember, £1,980,

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in the pink

Creating impressive statement pieces in marble and stone is what Italian company Kreoo does best, so it will come as no surprise that we’re coveting its new faceted Diamond basin. Made from softly coloured rose quartz, it is available in two sizes and costs from £7,762 for H15xDia45 cm, West One Bathrooms.

Diamond basin by Kreoo, from £7,762,


The trend for woven Rattan has extended to hardware resulting in this beautiful Aubrey basin from The London Basin Company. Made from porcelain and taking its cue from the rustic seagrass baskets found across Asia it will bring a warm, natural feel to your bathroom.

Aubrey basin, £900,


Crafted from Anorthosite, an antique stone formed by nature from cooling magma 1000 million years ago on the west coast of Norway, the Lundhs Antique basin has rugged good looks and an earthy aesthetic. Its natural sparkle created by crystals in the stone deliver a hint of decadence for true understated luxury.

Lundhs Antique basin, £1,400,

Max out on pattern

Say goodbye to plain, white – and dare we say it – boring bathrooms. Maximalism is in! Leading the way is the London Basin Company, whose pretty handpainted Layla model features an elegant floral design of exotic birds and butterflies.

Layla basin, £900,

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