How do you like your bathroom? As much as many homeowners love their homes, there are many who are unsatisfied with their bathrooms. Although the bathroom is one of the most used rooms in a home, it is often the one that receives the least amount of attention. However, if you are unsatisfied with the current state of your bathroom, don’t stay unsatisfied, do something about it! You can easily change the way that your bathroom looks by exploring the many available bathroom sink ideas.
Whether you are interested in remodeling your entire bathroom or just a small portion of it, there is a good chance you may need a new bathroom sink. You have an unlimited number of different options. Whether you choose to shop locally or online, you have access to many different small to large bathroom sinks. With a large available selection, you can find exactly what you are looking for your bathroom sink ideas.
The first step in choosing a new bathroom sink, for your next bathroom remodeling project is to decide what you would like to have. Although you may not be able to pick out a specific bathroom sink model, without first seeing what is available, you should, at least, be able to decide what you would like to have, as well as what you would not like to have. For instance, would you like to have a traditional bathroom sink or one that is decorative? Would you like to have a standalone bathroom sink, one that is an under-the-counter sink, or one that is mounted to a wall? Deciding which type of sink you would like installed in your bathroom will help to make it a lot easier to go shopping for a sink.
Aside from choosing a bathroom sink style, it is important that you choose a sink that can be installed in your bathroom. For instance, if you are planning on having a wall mounted sink, you need to make sure that your wall is strong enough. It is isn’t, you could do a little bit of extra remodeling to get it so that it is, but it may just be better to pick another sink, such as a standalone sink. It is also important that you keep sink sizes in mind. While most bathroom sinks are small enough to fit in most standard sized bathrooms, you may want to double check first. It’s a great idea to measure the bathroom sink area. When shopping you can share your bathroom sink idea and information with the sales associate. This can help you select and purchase the correct sink for your bathroom remodel.
Sink Styles & Models
There are a wide selection of bathroom sinks to choose from. In addition you can find a number of places to buy bathroom sinks. For the largest selection of sinks, you are advised to shop online. Online options are plentiful, with many retailers who make and distribute bathroom sinks. With the large selection, you have an unlimited number of bathroom sinks to choose from.
Although it is nice to shop online, you may also want to see what your local retail stores have available. Bathroom sinks are available for sale at most home improvement stores. If you are looking to remodel more than just your bathroom sink, there is a good chance that you will also need to purchase additional bathroom remodeling supplies or fixtures. If that is the case, you may want to think about doing all of your shopping at once. When purchasing multiple bathroom remodeling supplies, such as a toilet, sink, tub, and floor tiles, you will often find everything that you need in one of your local home improvement stores.
Types of Sinks
- Undermount Bathroom Sinks
- Vessel Sinks
- Drop In Bathroom Sinks
- Wall Mounted
- Pedestal Consoles
- Bathroom Fixtures
- Sink Installation
- Center Set
- Single Handle
- Spread Fit
- Deck Mount
- Wall Mount
- Towel Bars
- Wall Mounted Mirror
- Robe Hooks
- Bathroom Lighting Fixtures
- Shut off the water supply
- Detach the existing sink
- Prepare the area for the new sink
- Install the sink
- Connect the drain
- Hook up the sink faucet
- Reconnect the new water supply lines
- Fasten the sink drain and trap
- Turn on the water supply
- Check for leaks
- Installation Video
- Sinks should be spaced at least 4 inches from sidewalls.
- Sinks should also have a minimum of 21 inches of clearance in front.
- Two sinks side by side, make certain that they are at least 4 inches apart from one another.
- Bathroom code typically mandates that sinks should be at least 4 inches away from bathtubs.
Bathroom Sink Vanities
Buying a new bathroom vanity can easily dress up your space without a major renovation. Before you start, the first step is to measure! You’ll want to measure the width and depth of the space available, and even consider the swing of the door and opening of drawers before purchasing. Remember, it never hurts to tape out the “footprint” of your vanity on the floor and wall to get a sense for the space it will occupy. This will help you realize your new bathroom sink ideas.
Discount Bathroom Sinks
Shop locally, once you know what you want. Ask the sales associate if they have any scratch and dent or returned items at discounted prices. You may find something that suits you, while saving money. I like saving money.
Professional Service Providers
Bathroom designers, plumbers and builders work with building materials such as tile, faucets, vanities and counters every day. They are aware of the quality of materials available, and which materials are suitable for use in wet areas such as bathrooms and showers. Hiring a professional ensures that not only is your bathroom design cohesive, but you use the proper materials for the job. Professionals also know the correct way to install these materials, so you know the quality of the job is solid from selection to installation.
Unless your bathroom remodel is something as simple as replacing the sink, you may be required to pull a permit before you begin work. This is true whether you undertake the work yourself, or you hire a professional. Pulling a permit means everything done in the bathroom must meet building code. Once all work is complete you must pass inspection. With inspection approval, the permit can be closed out. All bathroom professionals, including designers and builders, are familiar with current state building and plumbing codes. They can help you place fixtures and plumbing in the correct areas so the finished design passes inspection.
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Undertaking the work yourself means you run the risk of failing inspection and needing to redo much of the work. Always check with your local building department for code compliance. In addition, I suggest you watch videos on how to complete your bathroom remodeling project. Watching several videos, several times can only help you complete your bathroom project with style and beauty and make your bathroom sink ideas come to life.
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