Bathroom Sinks

Your choice of bathroom sink is an important element in your bathroom design. You need to consider the décor style of the bathroom as a whole, the amount of space you have, and your storage needs. A beautiful and coherent design in a small bathroom can be ruined by installing a sink that's too large, for example. Once you've chosen your sink, you also need to think about the type of faucets you want. There so many different types of sinks to choose from that, whether your sink is purchased as a basic bathroom necessity or as a piece of interior design art, you're bound to find something that will meet your needs.

Sink Types

Pedestal sinks and wall-hung (wall-mounted) sinks - these are particularly good for small bathrooms. Pedestal sinks can be purchased in slim designs, both modern and traditional. Wall-hung sinks attach directly to the bathroom wall and therefore don't take up too much space. They may give a more modern feel to your bathroom.

Undermounted sinks - these sinks look as if they have been sunk into an existing surface in the bathroom but actually they've been mounted from beneath a solid surface. They don't have any rim. They can be made deep or shallow in accordance with your preferences (and within the space limitations of your bathroom surface). A high-mounted faucet above an undermounted sink is particularly impressive - watch the water splash down into the depths of the bowl.

Self-rimming sinks - these are similar to undermounted sinks although they are installed from above the surface and do have a visible rim.

Vessel sinks - these are often referred to as bowl sinks. They are literally "vessels" which are fixed on top of a bathroom surface. Vessel sinks made from colored glass can look particularly chic and modern when filled with water and viewed from the side. Faucets for vessels sinks tend to be mounted high on the wall behind the sink.

Vanities - these sinks are mounted within a piece of furniture. The sink itself is sunk into a countertop, which is mounted on wooden cabinets. This is a good option if you're looking for extra storage space.

Sink Colors And Materials

These days, you can choose whatever color you want for your sink - gone are the days of plain white. Furthermore more, sinks are available in metal, glass, ceramic, porcelain, marble, and many more materials. Tiles can be used to create a mosaic design. Glass can be colored or plain. Sinks can combine two colors or more, with backlighting to add to the effect.


Some of the ultramodern faucets on sale today literally aren't recognizable as faucets until the water comes out them. Geometric, single unit designs are just as popular as traditional hot and cold faucets which allow you to mix the water in the sink only. You have any number of metallic effects to choose from, ranging from textured copper to stainless steel.