Remodeling can be challenging. Between the material and the placement, there’s already enough to think about, but now you have to choose what style of sink to use too? Don’t sweat it. Our handy guide will give you the information you need to make your bathroom yours and get excited about remodeling again.
The Wall-Mounted Sink
Our first model is the wall-mounted sink. It’s one of the most common sinks, being simple and easy to install with only a sink mounted to the wall with the hardware beneath exposed. The simplicity makes it good for bathrooms with limited space. On the other hand, there’s no storage space because it’s just the sink basin so they’re often coupled with a cabinet. It’s also a good idea to match the hardware material to the bathroom style as well as they’ll be exposed.
The Drop-In Sink
Our second sink is the drop-in sink. This sink is dropped into a cutout of a counter and installed from above (that’s where it gets the name “drop-in”). This model is also known as a “self-rimming sink” because the top of the sink is made with a rim that helps keep it in place. This rim also helps prevent space from opening between the sink and the counter. These models are very easy to install because they don’t require that you move or install a new countertop.
The Undermount Sink
As opposed to the drop-in sink, this sink is installed from below the counter and then secured with caulk to transition to the countertop smoothly. This model of sink is generally more expensive on average than most other models, but that extra cost is worth it because this model won’t leak if installed properly. However, because the size of the hole in the countertop has to be customized to the size of the sink, replacing an undermount sink can be more troublesome than other models.
The Pedestal Sink
Rather than being secured to the wall or a countertop, a small column supports this sink model. This “pedestal” is generally made out of the same material as the sink and provides a clean transition that covers the sink hardware. Like the wall-mounted sink, the limited material makes it good choice if you want to save space as long as you aren’t looking for storage space. This is a great option when remodeling your bathroom.
The Vessel Sink
You may have seen the vessel sink if you’ve taken a look at newly remodeled homes because it’s a very trendy, contemporary model. Part of the reason for its popularity is that it can come in a variety of styles because the sink can be made out of any basin or vessel (that’s where it gets its name from). The vessel then sits on top of the countertop in an above-counter installation that sits on the counter-top. It’s great for styling because it can match any bathroom aesthetic you want it to since you can use any number of materials to form the basin.
Console sinks are similar to wall-mounted sinks, but sit on legs for support. Much like wall-mounted sinks, there is very little countertop space. They take up more space than a simple wall-mounted sink, but the structure used for support can provide some storage room for items like towels or soap.
What are the Different types of sinks available for your bathroom remodeling project? Between exposed hardware sinks, wall installations, or above and beneath counter installations you have all the information you need to decide what kind of sink will be the perfect choice for you bathroom remodel.
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