You may be focused on the tile, vanity and flooring in your bathroom remodel, but the sink is just as key to completing the look! Although you may not realize it, there are many options for the sink, no matter what countertop option you choose.
If you are tight on space, a pedestal sink is a great option. Pedestals are also a great choice if you’re going for a vintage look in your bathroom remodel. The only drawback is that there’s no storage underneath and you don’t get countertop space with them. Pedestal sinks are mostly used in half baths.
Wall-mounted sinks are another option that works well in small bathrooms. Like the pedestal sink, you don’t get any storage beneath. Some wall-mount sinks have a bit of space around them for small items, while others fit in corners to maximize the space you are working with.
This contemporary option continues to grow in popularity. Vessel sinks look like a bowl sitting on your countertop. Because of this, you want to make sure you and your bathroom remodeling company discuss the height of the vanity, plus the height of the bowl so you are still comfortable using it. Vessel sinks come in countless styles, colors and materials.
One of the most common sinks remains the undermount. This option is most common when you select natural stone countertops. Perhaps the biggest benefit of the undermount sink is how little maintenance is required.
Drop-in sinks are most common when you don’t want the finished edge of the countertop to show. These are less common with natural stone and more common with lower-cost materials like laminate. Keep in mind you’ll need to do some maintenance from time to time on the caulk around the sink.
Don’t Forget the Faucets
After you choose your sink, you’ll want to choose faucets that complement the style of the space and the sink. Most pedestal sinks, for example, have three openings – one for the faucet and one for hot and cold water. Wall-mount sinks may have one or three openings, so be sure to make note of your configuration before you select a faucet. Vessel sinks may require a wall-mount faucet or one with a high neck to fit over the edge of the bowl. For undermount and drop-in sinks, you have the most options as the faucet goes in the countertop material rather than attaching to the sink.
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