How to Choose a Bathroom Sink

Written by: Holly Traffas

Design Specialist
Tips for finding the perfect sink for your style and space

From chic vessels to functional drop-ins there’s a sink for every budget and taste

When it comes to bathroom sinks, fashion and function are not mutually exclusive. High traffic baths and posh powder rooms alike can benefit from chic design and innovative features.

Take some time to research your options for products that look and work as you want them to. With so many styles, shapes and finishes available, choosing the right sink for your space can be a challenge.  We’ve put together some tips to help. 

 

Installation Types
It’s possible to replace just the sink as long as the new piece fits your existing cabinet or vanity. If you’re doing a complete remodel, your options are only limited by your budget and the size of your bathroom. Start by measuring your space, then decide how your sink is going to be mounted.

Drop In

  • Placed in countertop opening—easy to install
  • Available in many shapes, sizes, finishes and faucet configurations

Shop Drop In Sinks

All drop in sinks

Oval drop in sinks

Circular drop in sinks

Wall Mounted

  • More of the floor is exposed – visually expanding the space
  • Uncluttered, minimalist look
  • Limited surface area and no storage space
  • Good option for small bathrooms
  • Available in many shapes, sizes, finishes and faucet configurations

Shop Wall Mounted Sinks 

All wall mounted sinks

Rectangular wall mounted sinks

Oval wall mounted sinks

Pedestal

  • Available in one- or two-piece design
  • Stylish design element
  • Limited surface area and no storage space
  • Good option for powder rooms
  • Available in many shapes, sizes, finishes and faucet configurations

Shop Pedestal Sinks

All pedestal sinks

Recessed lighting

Oval pedestal sinks

Undermount

  • No faucet holes—faucets are mounted to the vanity top or wall.
  • Maximizes available counter space
  • Flush design makes cleanup easy

Shop Undermount Sinks

All undermount sinks

Rectangular undermount sinks

Oval undermount sinks

Vessel

  • Stylish design element
  • Requires specific faucet types
  • Available in many shapes, sizes, and finishes

Shop Vessel Sinks

All vessel sinks

Circular vessel sinks

Rectangular undermount sinks

Vanity Sink

  • Sink and countertop are one piece
  • Easy to clean
  • Placed directly atop a vanity or console base
  • Available in many shapes, sizes, finishes and faucet configurations

Shop Vanity Sinks

All vanity sinks

Single sink vanities

Double sink vanities

Sink Material

Choose a sink with the shape, material and finish to complement your décor. From classic to trendy, there are options for every taste.

Sink Styles

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Size

Remember to consider depth when choosing a bathroom sink and faucet combination. Shallow sinks require a faucet flow that won’t cause over-splash. Vessel sinks call for faucets that are tall enough to clear the lip of the bowl.


Faucet Holes

Every sink has a faucet configuration to match. A single-hole sink will only accommodate a single-hole faucet. Three-hole sinks are categorized by the distance between the faucet centers and can be used with widespread faucets, centerset faucets (with coordinating measurements), or one-hole faucets with the addition of an escutcheon plate.