Tips on Choosing the Perfect Sink for Your Bathroom

Tips on Choosing the Perfect Sink for Your Bathroom

Your bathroom sink can make or break the appearance of the space. If you’re looking for a new bathroom sink, you may feel a little bit overwhelmed with the wide variety of choices. When making your choice, be sure to consider whether you are shopping for a master bathroom or powder room, as well as the people who will use the bathroom most often.


To learn more about bathroom sinks, take the time to read this article from professional home repair company Northside Construction Services. In this post, we will provide helpful tips on how you can choose the perfect sink for your bathroom.  

Measure the Space 

First off, you need to measure your bathroom space. Even the best-looking sink will be useless if it does not fit. Keep in mind that your sink must be placed within easy reach of the water supply connections, with or without a vanity. Before purchasing anything, be sure to map out exactly where you will put the sink and how much room you have to work with. 

Determine the Style 

Your bathroom remodeling project is a great way to personalize and enhance the style of your home. If you’re going for a modern design, you may want to consider smooth, straight edges and rounded, simple bowl shapes, such as ovals or squares. For a more decorated look, antique sinks feature hand-etched or painted details. Traditional sinks, on the other hand, offer a timeless design that blends well with a formal or classic bathroom. 

Choose the Mount

Next, you need to decide how your sink is going to be mounted. Here are some options you may want to consider:

  • Drop-in sinks rest over the edge of a pre-cut hold in a cabinet or vanity. The sink edge is usually lifted over the countertop to keep the water inside and support and anchor the sink in place. They are also easy to install and available in many shapes and sizes. 
  • Wall-mounted sinks offer a unique, minimalist look. They are bolted into the wall and connect directly to the water supply. Usually found in flat wall arrangements, this is a great choice if you have a small bathroom. 
  • Pedestal sinks bring a classic look to any bathroom. There is no counter space and the base of the sink is made of the same material as the sink itself for design continuity. It’s a versatile style and a good option for powder rooms. 
  • Undermount sinks are installed underneath the cutout in the cabinet or vanity top. Characterized by a flat countertop, it is easy to clean with the sink out of sight. Unlike the drop-in sink, there is no edge to define the sink profile as it is mounted with clamps and bolts to the underside.
  • Vessel sinks have a traditional look of a water basin with more modern material and plumbing advancements. The inside and outside of these stylish sinks have a unique bowl design and the sinks sit on top of the countertop or vanity. 
  • Vanity sinks are typically made to fit the cabinet they sit on. The base and walls of the sink are one solid piece, fitted to form the top of the cabinet. Depending on the style of the cabinet, there may or may not be shelves or drawers underneath. 

Select the Material 

Finally, it’s time to select the material of your new bathroom sink. The most popular choice among homeowners is white porcelain, although there are other colors available at a premium price. To fit your space, ready-made or custom solid surface materials can be molded into your counter and sink. For a durable sink, you may want to consider enameled cast iron.

For more inquiries about your bathroom renovation, it’s best to consult a professional bathroom contractor. Thus, talk to our experts at Northside Construction Services. We offer many services, including basement finishing and more. Call us today at (678) 233-2400 or fill out our contact form to set an appointment. We proudly serve homeowners in Evans, Augusta and surrounding GA areas.