Choose the Perfect Bathroom Sink for Your Lifestyle and Space

Today’s sinks deliver the necessary function, convenient storage, and classy design that bring out the beauty in your bathroom and make a statement. We’ve examined the top bathroom sink options so you can easily evaluate which style will best meet your needs and fit in the space you have to work with.

Read on to narrow down the best sink type for your bathroom.

Which Sink Style Fits Your Bathroom Best?

1. Pedestal

Aesthetics: Attractiveness and practical style give the iconic, space-saving pedestal sink timeless appeal for homeowners. This gorgeous sink has a narrow pedestal base supporting an expansive sink basin. It offers a small, tidy space for a soap dispenser, hand towel, and more. No storage is available when you choose a pedestal sink, and that’s the beauty of it!

When they’re the most appropriate choice: Pedestal sinks function perfectly in a powder room. As a guest bath, a half bath is a perfect place for a pedestal sink. Why? Storage is unnecessary, space is usually limited, and a pedestal sink creates a fashionable statement.

2. Wall mounted

Aesthetics: This sleek sink solution looks great in a modern or contemporary bathroom. It secures to the wall with no cabinets or clutter below it, offering style and function combined in one sink.

When they’re the most appropriate choice: If you have a petite space and need all the floor space possible, a wall-mounted sink is ideal. It creates a wheelchair-accessible sink solution that is easy to access and comfortable to use. This sink type works well for a half-bath powder room for your guests or a full bath with limited space.

3. Undermount

Aesthetics: This practical sink type attaches to the counter from the vanity cabinet below it, delivering hidden storage to your bathroom space. These look fabulous in a modern or contemporary home. Their sleek white finish comes in porcelain, ceramic, or hammered metal.

When they’re the most appropriate choice: An undermount bathroom sink is a practical addition to your master suite or your family’s bathroom. Its abundant storage makes your daily routine streamlined and keeps counters clutter-free.

4. Vessel

Aesthetics: This above-counter sink has a bowl-like look and is joined to the countertop by a drain in its base. Its artistic style perfectly fits contemporary décor and pairs well with a wall faucet. This eye-catching sink is a freestanding basin, and it can be made from ceramic, glass, marble, stone, and more. For a high-style bathroom, choose a vessel sink color that contrasts against your existing counters or vanity.

When they’re the most appropriate choice: These work well if you want a smaller installation hole in your countertop than a drop-in sink needs. They are ideal in guest powder rooms or master suites.

5. Drop-in sink

Aesthetics: Perfect for anything from your traditional to contemporary bathroom remodel, drop-in bathroom sinks attach to countertops by dropping in from the top. While most sinks sit below the counter, a drop-in sink sits on top of the counter. Its rim can be slim or chunky based on your style preference. It comes in a host of finishes, so it is easily customized to suit your style.

When they’re the most appropriate choice: These sinks are best used on wood or laminate cabinetry and work well in master bathrooms and with a minimalist style.

What Material Is Right for Your Sink?

Vitreous China

Used for pedestal sinks, Vitreous China is an enamel coating applied to ceramics, particularly porcelain, after they’ve been fired. It makes porcelain tougher, denser, and shinier—and is a common choice for sinks.


A perfect material for your powder room’s pedestal sink, marble delivers a sophisticated look that never goes out of style.


This strong material is commonly used for a variety of bathroom sink types. Its easy-to-clean smooth finish makes it a practical choice for your family bathroom or powder room.


A ceramic vessel sink offers an aesthetically pleasing solution for your powder room or master bathroom remodel.


Choose an eye-catching vessel sink made of glass, and you’re off to a great start for your bathroom upgrade.


Perfect for undermount bathroom sinks, stone brings some of the outdoors in and delivers an easy-to-clean, sophisticated look to your bathroom.


This attention-getting sink material delivers distinct aesthetics you’ll love for years in your bathroom.

Your Bathroom Sink’s Size and Shape

Tips on how to measure your space

  • For length and width, measure from one outer sink lip to the opposite side or from the counter's edge to the other edge lengthwise (for undermount sinks).
  • For round and oval sinks, measure the diameter or the length across the widest point of the sink.

Sink features and accessories

  • Soap dispensers - Simplify your bathroom accessories with a built-in soap dispenser.
  • Towel bars - Today’s sinks are so well designed that some even come with handsomely built towel bars for your convenience.
  • Faucets - When choosing a bathroom faucet, ensure the installation type you choose is compatible with your sink. Most faucets fit pre-drilled holes, but some may require special installation and plumbing.

Transform Your Bathroom with a Gorgeous Remodel

You deserve to unwind in a spa-like retreat. At VL Builders, our customized bathroom remodeling services bring your dreams to life so you can relax in luxury after your busy day.

We install top-quality brands like Kohler, Moen, Hickory Hardware, Tile Shop, and Shaw, so that you can choose from hundreds of options for cabinets, hardware, and countertops for your Lakewood area home.
Take a moment to learn more about our bathroom remodeling services.

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