If you buy a new bathroom sink, you’ll be amazed at what a change you’ll see in your dull bathroom. There are so many choices on the market for bathroom sinks and so many things to think about.
So before you choose your new bathroom sink, have a read and be armed with the information you need to help narrow down the best options for you and your space.
DETERMINE YOUR STYLE
Will you choose a traditional bowl, a period pedestal, a sleek glass bowl, or warm wood? Your budget will narrow your choices, but it’s a good idea to have your preferred style in thought, as well.
TALK WITH A PROFESSIONAL
They can steer you in the direction of what might work best for your space, within your budget, and in the style, you’ve selected. The more information you collect, the better buyer you’ll be.
This type of sink sits underneath the counter. The rim of the sink is fixed to the underside of the countertop, as opposed to sitting on top of it.
A top-mount, or drop-in, sink is designed to sit on top of the counter, as the name suggests. Generally, most of the sink sits below the counter, with just the rim of it sitting on top of, and visible above, the counter.
If your preference is a simple wall-mounted sink, but your waste pipe has to go through the floor and can’t be changed, then a pedestal sink is a great option.
A vessel sink is one that generally sits completely on top of the countertop, although there are some models that sit partially below the counter.
INTEGRATED SINK AND COUNTERTOP
Many off-the-shelf vanity cabinets offer an all-in-one countertop with a sink. With this style, the sink is molded as part of the countertop. It can be made from various materials, such as porcelain or acrylic.
If your bathroom has limited space, but you would still like some cabinet space below your sink for storage, then a semi-recessed option might be the solution you need.
This is fixed directly to the wall without needing to sit in or on a countertop. It looks streamlined and gives a minimalist feeling to a room.
Washplane sinks, often spotted in sleek hotels and restaurant bathrooms, are the simplest of the options. They’re slim, streamlined and stylish.
Choosing a sink is something we sometimes fail to see the significance of until it’s too late. Consider for a moment when you’ve washed your hands in a sink that’s far too low or too shallow and water is splashed everywhere. Apart from being statement-making decor, sinks also need to be congruous with the space available and your lifestyle.
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