Which Type of Sink is Right for Your New Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom remodeling projects are an easy way to make a major impact in a small space. Every great bathroom needs a quality sink, and choosing the right one depends on numerous factors. Our professional bathroom remodelers in Livonia MI have rounded up some of the most popular styles of sinks so that you can find the perfect one for your bathroom remodel.

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Drop-In Sinks

Perhaps the easiest to install, drop-in sinks are dropped into a hole cut in your countertop. They don’t need any additional support to hold their weight. They take up some extra counter space because of the way they’re installed and they be hard to clean where the countertop meets the sink. Since they are installed into a vanity with a countertop, there is plenty of room for storage underneath.

Under-Mount Sinks

Under-mount sinks are installed below the countertop, giving you a seamless look with plenty of counter space. They are easy to clean because there is no lip like drop-in sinks have. They are a popular option that allows for plenty of storage underneath in your vanity.

Pedestal Sinks

Pedestal sinks are increasingly popular because of their small footprint. They are perfect for small powder rooms where space is at a minimum. These sinks are composed of two pieces: a narrow pedestal leg and a sink basin. They are easy to transport and easy to install.
You’ll need a strong wall behind the sink because the wall will support part of the weight. Pedestal sinks also require you to have supply and drain pipes that enter from the wall and not the floor. Keep in mind that they have minimal counter space and there is absolutely no storage underneath.

Vessel Sinks

The vessel sink, in which a bowl sits atop a flat counter surface, is inspired by the classic wash basins that existed before indoor plumbing. However, today’s basin sinks are very contemporary, fitting in with a modern design aesthetic.

Vessel sinks are not confined to the standard porcelain material. They can be made of glass, brushed nickel, hammered copper or natural stone, to name a few. While most are bowl-shaped, there are other interesting and unique shapes available as well. Since they sit on top of a counter or cabinet, there is still plenty of room for storage underneath.

There are also some downsides to vessel sinks. They are difficult to keep clean since there are two visible sides. They are also prone to splashes because of their shape.

Wall-Mounted Sinks

Wall-mounted sinks are another minimal design choice. Attached directly to the wall without any attachment to the floor, they have aesthetic appeal and make any space feel roomier. They are a modern and unique option, but they are not without some drawbacks.

There is no storage available like there is with a traditional vanity. You may need to repair or re-tile the wall behind the old sink you’re removing during your bathroom remodeling project. There is also a good chance that you’ll need to adjust the plumbing to accommodate for a hung sink. Lastly, you need to have a strong wall to support the sink. Our professional remodelers in Livonia MI can ensure that your sink is mounted safely and securely.

Remake or remodel your bathroom and/or kitchen today with Kurtis Kitchen and Bath. Find us online at http://www.kurtiskitchen.com/, visit our showrooms in Clarkston, Livonia, Royal Oak, Woodhaven, and Utica MI, or call us at 1-888-Kurtis-1.