Bathroom sinks 101
29 Jan 2014 10:55 AM
Posted by hh's Chelsea Tromans
Find out the different types of sinks and learn which one is right for your bathroom.
When it comes to bathroom sinks you’d be surprised how many options there are. The space you have available will play a big role in the type you choose, but before you decide we recommend finding out what’s available – you may find an option you hadn’t yet considered.
Self-rimming sinks are mounted on top of a counter. They are inexpensive, easy to install yourself and also just as easy to replace. However, keeping the outside rim of this type of sink can be an ongoing battle.
Wall mounted sinks
Just as it sounds, this type of sink is mounted to the wall and doesn’t have a stand, which can takes up floor space. They can help a small bathroom appear bigger. Most wall mounted sinks feature an exposed drain pipe underneath but can be concealed with a decorative cover.
This type of sink has a stand attached to a wall mounted sink. It suits smaller bathroom spaces, as it doesn’t have a vanity. You will however have to compromise on storage and counter space as a result.
An under-mounted sink falls below the countertop. You won’t have the same problem with dirt around the rim that you’re likely to experience with a self-rimming sink. It looks cleaner and more stylish, plus you’ll find lots of options for customising it to suit your bathroom’s décor. The downfall is it can be difficult to install and replace.
Placed on top of a bathroom counter, a vessel sink takes up less space on your vanity. It’s a great option if you want to bring personality into your bathroom as your options for colour, materials and size are vast.
What type of sink do you have in your bathroom and what do you like about it?