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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.