Contemporary bathroom sinks come in a wide array of styles and designs. There are a lot of choices when it comes to material, shape, color, and installation, and it can be hard to pick just one from the many styles available. The key is to consider function as well as style, and make sure the sink fits in with the rest of
your bathroom theme. Here are some of the most popular sink types to choose from.
Counter sinks Counter sinks allow you to use your counter as a
vanity and wash area at the same time. This is great if you have a small bathroom or limited floor area. They come in recessed, semi-recessed, and above-counter varieties. All are fairly easy to install, and you can set up a simple vessel-mount sink on your own without having to rearrange your
Contemporary counter sinks are usually the vessel or basin type. These sinks are bowl-shaped and come in stone, metal, marble, or glass. Glass sinks are easily the most popular choice among designers and homeowners alike, and their stylish shapes make them great vanity basins as
well. They come in various colors and patterns, from plain solid colors to bold swirls and patterns. High-end designer sinks are often hand-painted, and eco-friendly models are commonly made from stained glass.
Pedestal sinks Although largely traditional in design, pedestal
sinks are also becoming available in unique contemporary styles. These floor-mounted sinks are ideal for bathrooms with limited counter space because they are freestanding and usually attach to a wall. You may have to hire a plumber to prepare the under-floor drainage to accommodate the new
Contemporary pedestal sinks come with creatively designed stands and basins. Designers usually favor glass bowl sinks and sleek stands, but there are also pedestal sinks made from copper, stainless steel, and clay. Molded clay and elaborate metal stands are a great way to update the
traditional porcelain tower, and bowl-shaped and vessel sinks are the modern equivalent of the rectangular white model. Some sinks also feature side extensions for placing bottles and small accessories, converting it into a miniature vanity area.
Wall-mounted sinks Wall-mounted sinks are great for small
bathrooms because they use neither counter nor floor space. Most people immediately think of bulky porcelain sinks when they consider wall-mounted sinks, but manufacturers are coming up with innovative designs that keep wall-mounted sinks up to par with sleeker pedestal and countertop
Corner wall sinks are favored for their practicality and space-saving features. Rounded corners and edge details add an interesting twist to a plain sink, as well as provide a safety rail to prevent items from rolling off the sink. Copper and stainless steel are popular materials
for wall-mounted sinks because they are fairly lightweight, which keeps them from sagging or drooping from the wall.