Trending Options in Bathroom Sinks
The right sink can really make your bathroom remodel stand out. Whether you choose a statement sink or simple elegance, you have many different stylish options. In choosing the perfect sink, you can avoid mistakes if you take into consideration the size of the bathroom, the frequency of use, and other practical considerations. Here are a few ideas and suggestions for you:
If the bathroom you are updating is a small bathroom and space is at a premium, you need to keep the sink scaled down in size. Most sink designs are available in smaller sizes just for that reason. Plenty of options are available. One of the most popular sinks for a small powder is the pedestal sink. You will sacrifice storage and countertop space by replacing an existing vanity with a pedestal sink, but you will gain a sleek look and uncluttered floor space. Instantly your small powder room will feel roomier.
Whether you are going for a contemporary or an old-fashioned look, you will find one that fits your style. Porcelain white is a classic and will age well. However, you do not have to buy it in traditional white. You can now find pedestal sinks in beautiful colors and patterns.
Another trending space saving option is a wall-mounted console sink. A console sink will leave the plumbing exposed, which gives a 1920’s Orient express retro flavor that may fit your décor perfectly. A corner-mounted wall sink will save even more space, but may require some plumbing retro-fitting to accommodate it.
The pedestal and wall-mounted sinks will sacrifice your storage space. If you are removing an existing vanity, you may have to budget for flooring where the vanity once stood and paint for the newly exposed walls.
If the small bathroom is a master bath or a frequently used bathroom, you should probably opt to keep some storage space. In that case, you can add wall-mounted cabinets or shelves. Alternatively, you can install a small vessel sink on top of a vanity with wall mounted fixtures and open shelving underneath. The openness will give you an updated airy look and the vessel sink will give you a little more counter space.
Bathroom sinks are now available in an amazing array of natural materials. Natural materials are a great way to warm up a cold bathroom, and they go equally as well in a traditional or a contemporary style. Check out a new bronze, copper, or even wood sink for a rustic flavor, or try a riverstone, limestone, stainless steel, glass, or concrete sink for an ultra-modern style. If you prefer more color and shine, you cannot go wrong with a gorgeous glass vessel sink in a dazzling color.
Shape and Size
The easiest and most economical way to bathroom remodel your sink is to buy a self-rimming drop-in sink. You can probably keep your existing vanity and countertop. Make sure the size you buy is not too large for the existing countertop. These self-rimming sinks are available in a beautiful range of edges, patterns, and styles that will fit any décor. For a focal point with a romantic feel, buy one with a colorful floral and butterfly pattern, outfitted with warm antiqued brass fixtures.
Another easy way to update your bathroom sink is to opt for an unusual shape. Some of the trending stone sinks come in organic shapes that make them unique. No two sinks will be alike.
A vessel sink gives an almost unlimited range of shapes. From a simple, shallow, rectangular basin to a budding flower shape, it can easily be the focal point of the room. Vessel sinks are beautiful, trendy, and a little pricier than the standard vanity sink. Also, you will need to replace the countertop to install one unless you are replacing an existing vessel sink. A vessel sink will also require different plumbing fixtures, so consider installing wall-mounted fixtures for a sleek look and maximum countertop space.
In the master bathroom, most people want a luxurious spa-like feel. You will want a vanity that offers storage and countertop space. The most practical option will be the sleek, clean-cut style of an under mounted sink. Under mounted sinks are popular for their seamless installation and ease of cleaning.
On the other hand, you can make the sink a focal point by using a beautiful vessel sink that sits on the countertop. If you have enough countertop space in the master bathroom, use a double sink to let two people have sink access at the same time.
For a family bathroom or one that gets frequent use, a deep-basin sink might be a good choice for you. An apron-front deep farmhouse sink makes quite a statement in a family or guest bathroom, and it can do double-duty as a good place to hand-wash delicate clothing.
For the ultimate seamless style, an integrated sink is a good choice. With an integrated sink, the sink and countertop are one single piece. They come in all shapes and sizes and provide a clean look. They can be found in ceramic, porcelain, marble, slate, and stone, with beautiful patterns and colors. And equally well in small spaces on top of scaled –down vanities or in large, luxurious bathrooms.
Contact a Professional Bathroom Remodeling Contractor for More Information
A new bathroom remodel for your sink goes hand-in-hand with updating your bathroom. Unless you are simply replacing an existing drop-in sink with a new drop-in sink, installing a new sink often involves more than meets the eye.
Usually, a bathroom remodel for your sink will require a new countertop, new plumbing fixtures, and perhaps more. Bathroom upgrades can add value to your home and can help you sell it faster if that is your goal.
For more information about your project, you should speak to a professional Fairfax Bathroom Remodeling Contractor. An experienced professional can come to your home and help design the bathroom remodel you have in mind within budget. Call soon to schedule your free estimate.