Bathroom Sinks: Make the Right Choice

There are so many varieties of choices available for bathroom sinks, it may be difficult to know which one is right for you, and the benefits each has to offer. Examining the different styles and matching them to your room can help you to create a bathroom that is both functional and beautiful. Here are the various styles and the reasons why each might be a good fit for your bathroom.

Types of Bathroom Sinks

Wall Mounted Sinks

Wall-mounted sinks are secured to a wall and function nicely in small bathrooms. They allow for some extra space below the sink and create a more free floating effect, giving the bathroom a larger visual feel. Decorative covering is available to cover over the plumbing and drain pipe if desired.

Console Bathroom Sinks

A console sink is similar to a wall mounted sink, but it's supported by two legs mounted at the front of the sink. There are numerous styles and variations on this type.

Pedestal Sinks

Pedestal bathroom sinks are also similar to wall mounted types. The sink basin is attached to the wall, but the variation is that it rests upon a pedestal that supports it from underneath. This style also works well in small bathrooms, but because there is no vanity, it provides less storage area. Pedestal sinks are a good choice for a more classic look and can efficiently conceal plumbing.

Drop-In Bathroom Sinks

Self-rimming, top-mount and drop-in are basically the same bathroom sink, simply identified by different names. The bathroom sinks are dropped into a cutout in the vanity top, and secured by the rim of the sink. These sinks are probably the most commonly seen and are generally less costly to install.

Undermount Sinks

Undermount bathroom sinks are installed underneath the counter or vanity top and the sink is affixed to the underside of the vanity top, rather than sitting on top of it. These sinks are less visible and provide a clean look.

Vessel Sinks

Vessel sinks are free-standing bowls that sit on top of the vanity, although some may be partially recessed into the countertop. The appearance is a bowl which sits atop the vanity. There are many varieties of vessel sinks, in a nearly unlimited offering of colors, shapes, and finishes, which can offer a large choice of designs.

Knowing the kinds of sinks that are available, can help you to determine which one is the right one for you. Consideration of the size of the room and style of the home can help you to narrow your choices, but the variety available will allow you to design a room that you'll love.

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