More than functional pieces, bathroom sinks can be stylish additions to the space aesthetics. They can lend a unique vibe, add character or give an aesthetic edge to your bathroom.
Also, in an age of specialization, bathroom sinks have evolved to suit the customized needs. So while choosing the right kind for your bathroom, you’re bound to get a wee bit confused.
Here are 6 types of Bathroom Sinks that you should know about before you go scouting for one.
1. Pedestal Sinks
A traditional freestanding sink that gets support from the column under the base. Perfect for small bathrooms, you can use it in any space, even outdoors. In the newer versions, they come as one unit – the base and column merged into one.
2. Wall Mounted Sinks
Hung on the wall, wall mounted sink is a blessing for a small bathroom. With the saved floor space, the bathroom appears brighter and bigger. And for the smallest of bathrooms, you can use the corner wall mounted bathroom sink.
3. Vessel Sinks
Vessel Sink is the best option for a contemporary look. It sits on a countertop or a sink console adding an element of style to any bath space. It comes in stunning designs with materials ranging from ceramic to tempered glass. Depending on the theme of your bathroom, you can go for the shape and material of your choice.
4. Drop-In Sinks
Installed above the countertop, a drop-in sink goes under the countertop. The rim of the drop in sink sits above the counter for stability. It is an easy to install sink as you don’t need to make changes to your countertop.
5. Undermount Sinks
Unlike the drop in sink, an undermount sink merges seamlessly with the countertop. An exact hole is dug in the countertop to merge the sink with it. There is no rim that hangs out and it is installed from underneath.
6. Console Sinks
Console Sink is a cross between a wall mounted sink and a pedestal sink. It usually has no counter space and is hung on the wall with 2 or 4 legs for support. An open area beneath the sink base gives a spacious feel and can be used for storage.
Now that you’re familiar with the available types, you need to pick the style that goes with your theme. You also need to consider the durability of the sink and the maintenance required.
And when it comes to drawing inspiration, the ideas are aplenty. Here are 17 cool bathroom sink ideas to get you started.
1. Oval Drop-in Stone Bathroom Sink
Made of stone, this oval drop-in bathroom sink can add that rustic touch to a modern bathroom. Handcrafted by artisans using natural materials, this is an eco-friendly sink. Crack-resistant, it is also 40% lighter than the traditional stone concrete sink. An added bonus is the slate finish that will gel with a variety of bathroom decors. Buy this Now.
2. Metal Oval Undermount Bathroom Sink
Made from recycled copper by artisans in Mexico, this under-mount bathroom sink is a work of art. A hand hammered sink in antique copper by Native Trails, it will add character to your bathroom. Buy this Now.
3. Retro Wall Mount Bathroom Sink
If its the retro styling that inspires you then this wall mounted bathroom sink is for you. The rounded corners and white ceramic construction complete the vintage feel. It comes pre-drilled with your choice of available faucet hole options. Buy this Now.
4. Marble Pedestal Bathroom Sink
This pedestal sink is nothing short of a work of art. Built for a luxe bathroom, it is handcrafted from genuine Egyptian galala marble. While the bottom part is chiseled and sculpted to create a rich texture, the top counter is polished to perfection. This pedestal bathroom sink has an old world charm with modern sensibility. Buy this Now.
5. Swirling Gold Lines Pedestal Sink
Bring in a little bit of bling into your bath space with this sink. Real metallic gold lines swirl all around this pedestal sink made of Vitreous China. Buy this Now.
6. Square Vessel Bathroom Sink
Amazing light reflections from the round edges and corners make this one a stunner. The paint used for this square vessel sink mimics the metallic paint, giving it the cool shine. Created from a special polymer, pert, this bathroom sink is both lightweight and durable. Buy this Now.
7. Stainless Steel Vessel Bathroom Sink
This stainless steel circular bathroom sink lends elegance to the bathroom on a budget. The double walled vessel bathroom sink can blend with any type of decor. Unlike other vessel bathroom sinks, it comes with an overflow. Wipe it clean with a soft and dry cloth and it will look as good as new for a long time. Buy this Now.
8. Stone Design Bathroom Sink
For a zen-like feel in your bathroom, this bathroom sink is a perfect addition. The two stones balancing on each other with a flawless finish has a calming effect. The pleasing tiffany color adds to the zen effect. Buy this Now.
9. Trough Stone Drop-in Bathroom Sink
An eco-friendly option, this one is handmade by artisans using sustainable materials. The ash stone-finish lends it the farmhouse rustic decor feel. But then the contemporary feel of this sink allows you to add it to your modern bathroom too. Use your creativity and place it over a wooden, a silver-steel or an all-black platform. Though made of stone it is much lighter than the traditional concrete bathroom sinks. Buy this Now.
10. Elliptical Ceramic Vessel Bathroom Sink
A budget-friendly luxe option, this is a modern minimalistic bathroom sink. The slightly elongated elliptical form adds to the sophisticated look. This elegant sink by Decolav is glazed and double fired for durability and stain resistance. Buy this Now.
11. Frost White Glass Vessel Bathroom Sink
Made from solid tempered glass, this frost white vessel sink will lend a modern vibe to your bathroom. The waterfall faucet that comes with it adds to the bold and minimalistic design. Buy this Now.
12. Retro Chic Pedestal Sink
Looking for a sophisticated vintage sink for your retro themed bathroom? You need to take this one home. A padded upholstery effect on the base of this pedestal sink gives it a stylish look. A contrasting design where soft meets streamlined, we love the turquoise blue on this retro-chic sink. Buy this Now.
13. Ovoid Minimalist Vessel Sink
This vessel-style ovoid bathroom sink oozes sophistication. Beautifully-sculpted from sturdy vitreous china, the white glaze finish protects it from damage. Minimalist yet elegant this is for a contemporary bathroom. Buy this Now.
14. Crystal Glass Vessel Bathroom Sink
Made of crystal layered glass, this square countertop bathroom sink by Cantrio Koncepts has a futuristic feel to it. The bluish-green tint of this vessel bathroom sink adds to the stylish appeal. Buy this Now.
15. Natural Stone Vessel Bathroom Sink
Carved from a single large stone, this is a stunning piece-of-art for your bathroom. This vessel sink is available in many color options to suit your bathroom decor. Buy this Now.
16. Glossy White Oval Pedestal Sink
This freestanding pedestal bathroom sink is made of durable white stone resin composite. A great addition to a contemporary bathroom, it is available in both matte and glossy finish. Buy this Now.
17. Ceramic Vessel Bathroom Sink
This delicate looking vessel sink has the stubborn durability of high-end ceramics. Add this contemporary artistry to your bathroom which is both durable and delicate. Buy this Now.