5 Types Of Bathroom Sinks

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Planning to remodel or enhance your bathroom is exciting, especially choosing which bathroom sink type to choose from. Here are 5 popular types for you to consider.

1. Wall-Mount Bathroom Sink

Wall-mounted bathroom sinks (also known as wall-hung sinks) include a basin that is hung from the wall. 

This bathroom sink type does not touch the floor since it is connected directly to the wall by brackets. 

Pros

  • Perfect for smaller bathrooms because it needs no cabinets to enclose the plumbing pipes beneath
  • Convenient for individuals in wheelchairs because of the free space underneath
  • Easier to clean

Cons

  • The exposed pipes may not look as stylish as you would expect
  • You may need to provide extra storage for your bathroom and laundry essentials

2. Pedestal Bathroom Sink

A pedestal bathroom sink is a free-standing basin that sits on a tall stand, typically made of porcelain.

Some pedestal variations include the top portion being attached to the wall with the pedestal below. 

They also come in a variety of shapes and styles, such as semi or full-pedestal bathroom sinks.

Pros

  • Its sleek design can visually enlarge a small room
  • Pedestal bathroom sinks are recommended for smaller spaces
  • Makes a great choice for powder and guest bathrooms where there’s no room for storage and space

Cons

  • No extra storage space for bathroom or laundry essentials
  • You may need additional storage such as a vanity or closet

3. Undermount Bathroom Sink

The undermount bathroom sink is typically installed from below the countertop rather than at the top.

The edge of the undermount bathroom sink is installed to the underside of the countertop, unlike a drop-in sink which is sitting on top of the counter.

Pros

  • Easy to install 
  • Easier to clean
  • Offers a sleek and seamless look
  • Gives more counter space because there is no outer rim

Cons

  • More expensive
  • Difficult to install and replace
  • Requires more solid countertops to support their weight
  • Sits more securely in a vanity consisting of synthetic composite, quartz, or stone countertops

4. Vessel Bathroom Sink

A vessel bathroom sink is a unique-looking fixture, resembling a large bowl sitting on top of your countertop.

This bathroom sink type has its faucet separated and attached to the wall.

Pros 

  • Easier to install
  • Includes a pop-up drain
  • Adds elegance to any size bathroom
  • Less splashing and spills over the edge
  • Opens up more counter space below the rim
  • Allows convenient access to the sink without bending over

Cons

  • Doesn’t include an overflow hole
  • Can be difficult to clean and maintain

5. Console Bathroom Sink

A console bathroom sink has both the features of a pedestal and a wall-mount type where the sink and the countertop are mounted to the wall with the support of either two or four metal, porcelain, or ceramic legs.

Console bathroom sinks have a more open layout than the pedestal sink type.

Pros

  • Much more wheelchair accessible
  • Some of the legs can come with a towel rack
  • The space under the sink is perfect for storing bathroom stuff
  • More items can be stored on the sink without getting too messy

Cons

  • Tends to take up more wall space
  • More complicated installation than other sink types

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