Console Bathroom Sinks
If you're remodeling or installing a bathroom in a small space, you may want to explore the convenience and space-saving efficiency offered by the range of console bathroom sinks.
Console bathroom sinks are generally configured so that the sink itself sits inside of a console table, which features an open area beneath the sink base that can be used for storage or simply left open to create a more spacious feel.
After: Chic, Contemporary Update
HGTV fan InspiredGuys completely gutted the space to better suit their streamlined style. In their own words, "We wanted a contemporary spa feel with modern amenities. Although our space is small, we took advantage of the high 14-foot ceiling by running the tile all the way up. The vanity, sink and waterfall faucet were purchased online and the oversize mirror was cut locally to fit the exact space. We are thrilled at the transformation and can't believe how much bigger our 5' x 8' space now appears!"
After: Multi-Person Space
Now that's more like it. The bathroom was demoed for a traditional-style makeover. Dual sinks help with the morning rush while an earthy, slate-blue paint color is a refreshing update. HGTV fan nesting.
After: Sparkling Spa
Beautiful and clean, this bathroom is dramatically transformed from the room's previously shabby state. A spacious multi-person shower with elegant marble tile, frameless glass doors and a ceiling-mounted rainfall showerhead turn bath time into relaxing "me" time. Design by HGTV fan cprestonoc.
After: Polished to Perfection
HGTV fan oldhousemama and her husband spent five years lovingly restoring their Queen Anne-style Victorian home. The bathroom in particular needed a considerable amount of attention. To keep the home true to its style, the original 100-year-old tub was expertly restored and period-correct details like honeycomb floor tile and wide, Victorian-era door casings were added.
Console sinks come in a range of materials, with many featuring a marble, porcelain or stone tabletop, along with wood or metal legs and shelving. The sink itself can be installed in a number of ways. Examples include vessel—which sits on the tabletop like a bowl—or seamless, which fits snugly in the tabletop and sits flush with the surface.
In terms of pricing, console sinks are generally considered mid-range and are fairly affordable. They can be purchased at many home improvement or design stores.