Finding the Perfect Sink For Your Bathroom Remodel
If you are remodeling your whole bathroom there are many things to consider. What colors, textures or style will you use to re-create this room? But one of the main considerations will be your bathroom sink. The bathroom sink is a focal point in this heavily used room so you want to give careful thought to what type of sink you want both from the standpoint of appearance and functionality.
Styles Of Bathroom Sinks
There are a wide variety of bathroom sinks from which to choose. It is important to familiarize yourself with the different types so you can start narrowing down your choices.
Pedestal sinks are very basic consisting of simply a basin and a stand. They have a clean, bold look but they don’t provide much room for things like brushing your teeth.
A vanity sink on the other hand will give you plenty of space to place your brushes, make up, razor or whatever you need to use in the bathroom. They also typically have space to store things under the sink, many even have drawers. But they will take up more space than a pedestal.
Bathroom vessel sinks have a very distinct look. They have a faucet coming out into a bowl shaped basin. In some cases they have vanity space with storage, in some cases they don’t. You can choose which is best for your needs.
Undermount Or Top Mount?
If you choose a vanity sink you will also need to decide if you want an undermount or top mount sink. An undermount sink will provide you with a flat, even vanity surface. With this type the sink is mounted underneath the vanity surface. They have nice, clean look but they are more difficult to install.
A top mount sink is more common and easier to install. It has a lip that hangs over onto the vanity surface to support it.
Another option is the single piece vanity sink. In this case the vanity and sink come on one single piece and are made of the same material. This type is easy to clean as it has no crevices for dirt or water to settle. It is simply one single smooth surface.
Because this room is used so regularly it is important to consider functionality and how difficult it will be to clean. You want something that looks nice but you also need something that you will be comfortable using every day.