Tired of looking at that stained or chipped old bathroom sink? If you are, then why not replace it with a brand new shiny, sparkling, one? Even if it’s the only item you replace in your bathroom, a new sink will dramatically change the look and feel of your space.
There are many options to consider in bathroom sinks. Before you choose yours, search the Internet and home improvement stores to obtain information on what style is right for you, and if you’re keeping it, for your existing vanity style. Many times, homeowners will find that it’s necessary to replace the vanity when replacing the sink because of the design or mounting style of the new bathroom sink.
Some mounting methods of sinks include the under mount, traditional drop in, wall mount style and the pedestal sink or freestanding sink.
The undermount bathroom sink is a contemporary cousin of the drop in sink. Rather than the sink’s edge laying on the bathroom vanity, the under mount sink is attached below the counter top for a flush surface. Having this flush surface has more than just the advantage of a contemporary look, it also helps to keep the area clean and prevents dirt from building up around the edge of the sink. Under mount sinks are available in various materials such as porcelain, granite, glass, stainless steel and others.
The wall mount sink is an ultra modern style sink that sits below a wall mounted faucet. This style is stunning and linear however, it usually lacks any storage cabinet or other organizational features. Choose the wall mount sink for small spaces or for areas in which a sleek, clean look is desired. Wall mount sinks are available in many different finishes.
Like the wall mount, the pedestal sink normally doesn’t allow for storage areas. They are created from varied materials such as porcelain, glass, chrome, and stainless steel. Pedestal bathroom sinks can be found in historic homes just as often as they’re found in the modern house because of the many styles available.
If you’re unsure of what type of sink is right for you shop around, and research online. Choose your style and then, before purchasing, check out the Internet for price deals which usually include free shipping.