How to Choose the Right Bathroom Sink

When you’re ready to remodel your bathroom, the sheer number of bathroom sink options can be overwhelming. The right sink, though, can make a huge difference in a bathroom’s look and function. How will you choose?

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Think about the kind of bathroom you’re outfitting. Is it a family bath, a powder room, or a master bathroom? Do you need storage space, or is style the most important factor? Reflect on your style, your budget, and your available space. Then consider these options, thinking about how your sink needs to function:

  • If you’re outfitting a busy family bathroom and want quick cleanup: An under-mount sink sits beneath the counter, with the rim of the sink affixed to the underside of the countertop. This provides a seamless look, and it’s easy to wipe spills straight into the sink.
  • If you’re installing your sink in an elegant master bathroom: Consider a top-mount sink, which primarily sits below the counter, but with the rim visible above it. The rim can be thick or slim, and these sinks can be very stylish.
  • If you want a bathroom with a vintage vibe: A pedestal sink is great if you don’t care about storage and are looking for something retro. If your waste pipe must go through the floor, a pedestal sink is a great way to conceal it.
  • If you want a striking sink that makes a statement: A vessel sink sits directly on top of the counter and looks like a large bowl. It’s good for a master bathroom or powder room but requires careful planning to achieve the right height.
  • If ease of cleaning is your most important consideration: A sink that’s integrated into the counter is easily cleaned and can be purchased off the shelf without having to be custom-made.
  • If space is tight and floor space is a priority: A semi-recessed sink allows for a little bit of cabinet space while freeing up valuable floor space. It’s a good option in bathrooms for children or people with limited mobility.
  • If you don’t care about storage: A wall-mounted sink may be a good option, fixed directly to the wall with no cabinets or counters.
  • If you want a stylish, streamlined look: Washplane sinks are attractive, which is why they’re often seen in hotels, but they’re best suited for bathrooms where the sink will only be used for washing hands because they can’t be plugged.

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