When you’re remodeling your St Charles kitchen and bath, it’s easy to forget about the sink. However, your sink gets more use out of almost anything in your bathroom, so you want it to work well in the space. Here are some tips for choosing the perfect bathroom sink.
Map it Out
You should speak with your contractor about where to put the sink before making any big decisions. If the spot you’re envisioning your sink isn’t close to water supply lines, you’ll have a more complicated remodel on your hands. Figure out where the best place to put the sink is before you settle on a vanity. The space in the room will determine the size of your vanity, and you might not have room for a vanity at all.
Pick a Style
There are several types of sinks available, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding an appropriate model. You’ll need to consider not only the desired appearance but also the available floor space, storage concerns and ease of maintenance. Undermount sinks are placed below a vanity’s cutout and are easy to maintain. Drop-in sinks sit on the edge of the cabinet’s cutout and have lifted edges. Wall-mounted sinks don’t have cabinets and are great for small spaces.
Consider the Material
Your sink’s material will affect the overall aesthetics of your bathroom so you should choose something that looks great. However, you also need to consider the use of the room when settling on a material. For example, glass sinks offer a unique look, but they are also easily damaged. These sinks are great for rooms that get light use, such as powder rooms and guest baths. Alternatively, cast iron and porcelain sinks are durable and sturdy, so they can withstand heavy use in any bathroom.
Picking out a bathroom sink shouldn’t be an afterthought. Remember that your sink will help set the tone for the design and will also impact the overall function.