Thanks again, I appreciate your response and totally agree. Everything is important. I’m no pro but everything I do has to look pro and not like a “homeowner did it, now its done - on to the next project”….. even though I’m a homeowner when it comes to this stuff. Things that look fantastic when complete don’t just happen by accident. Professionals like you look at everything to complete a project and it shows in the final product. Thanks for the info about the basin. I remember once coming across a handy webpage that matched the most common sinks with the proper tap(s) so those common issues wouldn’t happen (it was quite extensive) and that’s when it first dawned on me that those were real issues that needed to be avoided. Wish I still had the link lol. Thanks again for sharing your expertise.
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Thank you for such a quick response, greatly appreciated. Can you share best practices for the size of the sink, distance from the mirror and what the effective height of the stone top for a powder room?
The mirrored wall looks beautiful, but a mirror behind a sink is likely to be splashed often and will need to be wiped down almost every time the sink is used. Kids won’t do it, and a lot of adults wouldn’t do it either. I would prefer a 12”-14” backsplash, using the same counter material, behind the sink.
Always good to select your taps and position the basin to suit the tap reach from the wall. Most taps will have a similar reach but there are a variety of basin dimensions. This will ensure your basin sits in the most comfortable position to not splash water and miss the basin. I've had a client once substitute the basin we selected at the last minute after the basin hole had been drilled and not tell me. They didn't think that it would make much difference but hadn't accounted for the basin being >50mm narrower so the tap only just passed the edge but when they washed their hands water went everywhere.Height wise I like the top of the basin to sit between 850-900mm above the floor. Again that means you should pay attention to the height of a counter top basin especially if you're installing wall mounted taps. Planning is everything and critical when installing wall taps as you need to be sure everything is locked in. The amount of times I hear people install wall taps at the wrong height because they haven't taken into account the rest of the items is amazing. A basin height may vary significantly depending on the style such as a vessel basin vs semi recessed so changing this at the last minute might mean the difference between you feeling like it's a tight squeeze to was your hands or a long drop of water splashing... I can't stress enough...lock in your dimensions and stick to them!
@felizlady ... true. But on the flipside the kids are able to see themselves in the mirror without standing on a stool. There's no right or wrong just whatever suits your preference. (luckily the clients were pretty good at cleaning 😉)