Bathroom sinks have evolved over time, from simple and functional cleaning stations to decorative and unique show pieces that complement the entire design of a bathroom.
Here are some trends in bathroom sinks that are both decorative and functional. Plumbwell Services can help you select the ideal sink for your space, that will complement the design and ‘feel’ of your current bathroom.
- Top Mounted Countertop Sinks
Top mounted countertop sinks have basins that are mounted on the top of the counter. Countertop style sinks have the entire sink basin placed on top of the countertop. Holes are drilled for the drain, the faucet and the handles only in this style. Drop-in style sinks have the sink basin placed through a hole in the countertop with its rim sitting on top of the counter. Top mounted countertop sinks require a vanity beneath them, so this should be considered when choosing this style of sink.
- Bottom Mounted Countertop Sinks
This style of sink are very popular in home bathrooms. The sink sits beneath the bathroom counter, being placed in a hole cut out for the basin. This gives the countertop a seamless look that is smooth and flat. It also allows you to wipe spills directly into the basin. This makes this type of sink perfect for family and kids’ bathrooms. This style is also considered a bit ‘ageless’, as the style has remained popular through the years.
- Vessel Sinks
The most distinguishing element of most vessel sinks is the disproportionately-sized wash basin, which serves both a functional and a decorative purpose. Often resembling a large bowl that appears to balance on the countertop, this type of sink is securely attached and is fully plumbed to provide years of service. As these sinks are often set higher than conventional sink settings, they require that the cabinetry above them be also set at a higher-than-conventional level. This type of sink is well suited to the homeowner who wants an eye-catching and charming sink that is also functional. These types of sinks are often featured in first level or bathrooms that are often used by guests.
- Pedestal / Freestanding Sinks
Available in both traditional and contemporary designs, pedestal sinks typically have a basin that is mounted to the wall and a pedestal that conceals the drainpipe and plumbing. Free standing sinks are similar, except they are not mounted to the wall. This type of sink style is perfect for bathrooms that have space constraints, or for larger bathrooms that want to maximize space. One disadvantage of this type of sink is they have no under basin storage areas, so one must place toiletries and other items elsewhere.
- Wall Mounted Sinks
Growing in popularity of late are wall mounted sinks which, as the name implies, have the basins directly mounted to the wall. These types of sinks are space-saving and come in a variety of sleek designs. But like the pedestal and free standing sinks, they lack any storage space beneath the basin. These sinks are a great design for people who desire wheelchair access as well.
Plumbwell Services Sinks the Competition with Our Bathroom Plumbing Services
Plumbwell Service can help you choose the best sink style for your bathroom. We will talk with you about design features that will best support your overall goals for your bathroom design or redesign project.
So let’s talk sinks! Give us a call today, and ask to talk to one of our bathroom design specialists!