Pros & Cons Bathroom Sink Styles

When it comes to adding that extra gleam to the house, one would love to for detailing work and something very much unique to make it look different yet useful. There is always a lookout for carrying out something unique in the everyday items, it can be pertaining to anything such as cabinet styles, tiles, fitting and fixtures, hardware and many more. The sinks are something which is mostly overlooked by many of them, usually one would go for the standard one since it is hardly looked upon. But the reality is something different because today there are various unique options available in the market to make that dull looking skin much better. Let’s have a look at the various sink styles and their pros and cons.

Pedestal Sink: Pedestal sinks had been around for quite some time but then its popularity started fading away gradually. But they say, what goes around, comes around. Gradually pedestals were out of fashion, but today the scenario is different. These pedestal sinks are again gaining popularity and are found in most of the houses. Pedestals seem to suit most of the bathroom types over the other styles. They work well where there is limited space in the bathroom. It provides the bathroom with an open and airy look as opposed to the bulky look which is provided by vanity style cabinet sinks. The drawback of pedestals is there are no counters or space for storage. Couple of the pedestal sinks offer limited space at counter. Most of the pedestals have flat surface hence it becomes difficult to set anything on them.

Sink Styles

Console Sinks: The console sinks are pretty much similar to pedestal sinks but the only difference being they offer a built-in-storage. The good part about console sinks are they offer more space at countertop and also there is a room available underneath to place a basket. It is one of the easy way to add storage as well as texture to the bathroom without it taking any additional space at floor. Console sinks are either freestandingwherein they can either be mounted to a wall or supported on four or two legs. These legs of the console sink can be just simple steel tubes or it can be decorative posts. The good part of the console sinks is if the legs are wide enough then it can also accommodate a person in it. This extra width is known to allow for some space on either side of the basin for storing any toiletries items. With some other designs one can also add towel bars at the sides of the sink. Even though the extra width is an advantage however it can also make the sink look too huge especially in case of small bathrooms. PVS or ABS drainpipes are not something which can be used since the plumbing is more exposed. If the console sink is wall mounted, then one would need to install blocking.

Vessel Sink: These type of sinks is mostly placed atop the vanity and are basically exposed from all the sides. It is for those individuals who want to add a style statement to their bathroom. They allow for a lot of cabinet storage. The good part about this sink is that it is pretty much easier to install but the edges are often exposed hence it is more prone to cracks. Since the vessel sinks sit atop a vanity hence there should be a tall person using the sink or select the one which is just few inches tall. The material of vessel sink made from other material apart from china ones are very costly. The vessel sink may need to be complimented with a vanity storage pretty much less than its usual height.

Drop in sinks: The drop in sinks are also referred to as self-rimming sinks. They fit inside a hole which is cut in the counter top. These sinks are very much in use. The drop in sinks are easy for maintenance and also fit well into the custom made cabinets.  The rim of the sink rests on the edge of the hole and is very much secured to the countertop with the help of a sealant which his waterproof such as silicone caulk. The cutout which is in the corner does not need to be finished, they can stay rough since it would be covered by the sink and hence it won’t be seen. Another advantage is that the vanity cabinets act as a perfect hideout for the water supplies and the drainage pipe. However, one the disadvantage part of these sinks, the rim makes it pretty much difficult to wipe out the water from the counter on into the sink.

Undermount sink: Very much similar to drop-in sinks but in case of undermount sink it is attached from the below to the counter hence the edges of the counter should be properly finished instead of leaving them rough. They have a sleeker appearance and also with no rim in the way one can wipe out the water from the counter directly on into the sink. But the disadvantage of these sinks are unless one removes the vanity top one would not be able to install an undermount sink.

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