Your Bathroom Remodel Sink Style Guide

If you’re planning your bathroom remodel, you know that each and every design decision has an impact on the overall look and feel of the finished space. It is easy to focus on items like the tile and vanity, but you don’t want to forget about the various plumbing fixtures that help define the space! Sinks in particular seem to be an easy choice until you realize all of the different options for your bathroom remodel. We’ve talked to our bathroom designer to help you determine which style is right for your space. 


Pedestal Sink- bathroom remodelPedestal

Often used in powder rooms, pedestal sinks, are a budget friendly option for bathrooms that don’t need much storage. Because of the lack of cabinetry, pedestal sinks also work well in smaller bathrooms to keep the space feeling light. If you’re considering a pedestal sink for your bathroom remodel, but concerned about storage consider adding a medicine cabinet mirror or built in storage. 



Custom double vanity, drop in sink, bathroom remodelDrop In

Drop in sinks, also known as top mount or self-rimming, are a popular choice for bathrooms. They are a budget friendly choice in comparison to an undermount sink. Drop in sinks are also relatively simple to install. They are supported under the countertop and then are set in place. While drop in sinks are popular, some people feel the rim of the sink can look busy on the countertop. However, it’s a personal preference!


Vessel sink, bathroom remodelVessel

In the early 2000s, vessel sinks were one of the most popular bathroom sink choices. While the craze has died down a bit, vessel sinks are still a common choice for people looking to have a bit of a ‘statement piece’ in their bathroom. They can easily add visual interest to simple vanities. Vessel sinks are also simple to install. One downfall of vessel sinks is cleaning. Depending on the style of the sink, it can be difficult to clean around and behind the sink. 


Double vanity sinks, undermount sink,



Of all the sinks on this list, undermount are the most popular. Undermount sinks get their name from the way they are installed, mounted under the countertop. They are visually appealing by keeping the vanity looking simple and clean. Undermount sinks make cleaning the counter much easier as there is no rim between the sink and counter, just a smooth drop from counter to sink. If you’re considering resale value, undermount sinks are considered a sophisticated perk to the space. 


Small bathroom with single vanity and a tile half wall. Integrated

Some people choose to buy a vanity, sink and countertop all in one. The sink in this option is integrated with the countertop. This is often a common choice in powder rooms and hall bathrooms because of their simplicity. When the countertop and sink are made of one material, there are fewer choices. Because of this, integrated sink vanities are often readily available for purchase. Like the undermount sink, integrated sinks are easier to clean than the vessel or drop in sink. 


While there are a lot of choices to choose from, hopefully this guide will help you determine which sink it best for your bathroom remodel. If you’re just starting to think about remodeling, give us a call or fill out our contact form to get your project started! Our design build team would be happy to help you with your remodeling needs! To see some of the bathrooms we’ve completed visit our bathroom portfolio

Our Big Win!- REMODELING Magazine’s Big 50

This year we are proud to announce that we were awarded REMODELING Magazine’s Big50. This award represents the top 1% of remodeling professionals in the country. REMODELING Magazine describes Big50 as an award for companies who “have set exceptionally high standards for professionalism and integrity through exemplary business practices, craftsmanship, and impact in their community or the industry at large”. 

This process began with an interview from REMODELING Magazine. Shortly after the interview process, the winners were chosen and were honored to attend the award ceremony at the Remodeler’s Summit in Orlando, Florida. All Big50 winners were featured in the July-August issue of REMODELING Magazine. Each winner also has their interview summary on REMODELING Magazine’s website. Click here to read our feature! 

Here at Patrick A. Finn, LTD., we have been serving the Chicagoland area since 1991 with a focus on true craftsmanship and flawless design. Patrick, an immigrant from Ireland, learned old world quality and craftsmanship in England. Once he had the skills of a master carpenter he brought his passion to the United States to begin his business. Here he and his team have remodeled well over 500 homes throughout Chicago and the Northwestern Suburbs. Quality workmanship, a dedicated team and wonderful clients are all to thank for the continued success of the company.

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