I have a bit of a thing for basins with washstands. Mmmmmm, yes. Here are my top ten reasons why they add a bit of Modern Country Style to any shower or bathroom.

1) Basins with washstands provide substance to the room, without looking cumbersome.

An Italian Calacatta gold marble top with a graceful ogee edge, vitreous-china basin, and nickel-finished tubular frame, replicates console sinks of an earlier era. | Photo: Erik Johnson | thisoldhouse.com

2) The clean lines are simple and elegant.

GRAMERCY DOUBLE GLASS WASHSTAND  (INCLUDES SINK TOP, BASE AND BASIN)  Washstand: 66"W x 24"D x 34½"H  Washstand Base: 61½"W x 21¾"D x 33"H

3) A good quality washstands will add a feeling of quality to even a cheap basin.

4) They add character to a new-build.

Washstand With Towel Bars "I love this washstand from Waterworks, because I can hang wet towels without having to have towel bars everywhere," designer Barry Dixon says of the bathroom in a Washington, D.C. row house. Undermount basins and Etoile fixtures from Waterworks. Sconces by Crowder. Urban Smokebell lantern by Baker.

5) Washstands take up very little floor space.

Empire basin + Polished Nickel metal washstand

6) They make any small space look larger by creating an illusion of an extra item in the room.

vanity unit

7) They can provide a space to hang a towel.

8) They can help draw attention away from ugly plumbing.

9) They are an easy way to add period charm.

10) The reflective surface bounces light around the room.

The only problem is all these are on the super-large size.
As far as I know, and after extensive research, there's only one small basin with a gorgeous washstand available.

Guess what I'll be sharing tomorrow?

{Don't forget to follow along 
so you don't miss out!}

Images via: This Old House, Restoration Hardware, unknown, unknown, unknown, Restoration Hardware, Nicety, Nicety, House To Home, Country Homes and Interiors