In any bathroom, the sink experiences the most traffic. From washing your hands and face to brushing your teeth, your sink is integral to everyday routines. So when you remodel your bathroom, your sink selection is a huge choice. There are so many to choose from – how do you know what will work best?
KNOW YOUR SINKS
How is the sink mounted? Options include:
• Undermount. Sinks that fit underneath the countertop and vanity.
• Drop-in / self-rimming. Sinks that fit over the countertop or vanity.
• Pedestal. Free-standing sinks that are well-suited to smaller bathrooms.
• Vessel. Sinks that sit on top of your countertops like a bowl.
• Integrated. Sinks that can be recessed or flush to blend in with your countertops.
• Console. Sinks in a table-like fixture supported by ornamental legs.
Another thing to consider when choosing a bathroom sink is which bathroom it will be installed in. Are you remodeling the master bathroom? Powder room? The bathroom that all of the kids share? Think about who will be using the sink and how often they’ll be using it.
• If you’re installing a sink for a full-service bathroom that gets a lot of traffic and use, you may want to consider an undermount sink. They are popular, functional, and easy to clean. They’re great for busy families.
• If you’re looking for something for a small bathroom (like a half bath or a powder room), you may want to consider a pedestal sink. They don’t take up much room, but they also don’t offer storage space. You’ll need alternative storage solutions.
• Recently, there’s been an upsurge in the popularity of vessel sinks. They add a touch of upscale flair that can really transform an average bathroom into a spa retreat!
WHAT SIZE AND SHAPE?
Sinks can be selected to blend in or stand out. Consider your sink’s:
• Shape (Round, rectangular, or oval?)
• Compatibility with your selected faucet
• Durability (How it will withstand everyday use?)
• Size (Most round sinks are 16- to 20-inches in diameter; rectangular sinks are usually 19- to 24-inches wide.)
• Depth (Typical basin depth is 5- to 8-inches.)
Sinks can be made from a variety of materials, including:
• Vitreous china
• Enameled cast-iron
• Tempered glass
• Solid surface
SO, WHAT’S YOUR SINK STYLE?
• A translucent glass vessel sink with wall-mounted hardware.
• A contemporary white basin set beneath a marble countertop.
• A classic pedestal surrounded by elegant wainscoting.
• A console sink that gives a bit of vintage with a modern twist.
• A traditional self-rimming sink with a porcelain finish and a silver faucet.
• A modular integrated sink made from timeless & durable solid surface material.
CALL RE-BATH & MORE FOR HELP DESIGNING YOUR NEW BATHROOM
After you’ve chosen the right bathroom sink for your needs, budget, and style, it’s time to design the rest of your bathroom remodel! To get started, contact the bathroom remodeling experts at Re-Bath & More in Lancaster, PA. Give us a call at 717-208-2482 or contact us online today!