We didn't use the bassinet that much with our ds. We used it, a soft sided cocoon, a bouncer & a portacot in the first few months. Basically we didn't use a monitor and just had bubs sleep wherever we were in whatever was easiest. He was a dreadful sleeper and very noisy, so he rarely actually *slept* in our room. He moved into his cot & his own room at age 3.5 months and didn't sleep that well in there either, but at least I slept a bit better as every tiny noise he made didn't wake me up.
With our dd she's a pretty quiet sleeper and a great sleeper so she sleeps in the bassinet in our room. The only other place she sleeps is in the electric swing, but after about 7 weeks she hasn't slept as well in that during the day when it's noisy & busy in the lounge room - although she does go in it late in the evening when my dh watches her & the tv & I go to sleep - she is often quite restless for a couple of hours after her last feed of the day.
We didn't have a bassinet attachment for the pram (Mountain Buggy) last time, but I insisted this time and I'm glad I did. She will grow out of it pretty soon (she's nearly 3 months old), but it's great to be able to see her and to be able to put her in the pram in her Woombie when we're out & about. When we're not out & about I leave the pram in her room so I can put her in it while I go & wash my hands (the cot is still in storage!).