Bathroom Sink Styles

From self-rimming to vessel, learn about the various options in bathroom sinks.
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November 25, 2014

Photo By: Michael Skott

Self-Rimming Sink

A self-rimming sink is the easiest to install and can be replaced without destroying the countertop. It has a rolled and finished edge or rim and seems to sit on top of the counter. This self-rimming bathroom sink has a traditional porcelain finish and a silver faucet. Image courtesy of Toto USA

Undermount Sink

Installed underneath the countertop, undermount sinks are growing in popularity because they're easy to clean and offer a seamless appearance. Set beneath marble countertops, this bathroom's white basin sink gives the space a clean-cut, contemporary feel. Image courtesy of Xylem

Vessel Sink

A stylish choice for contemporary bathrooms, a vessel sink is a basin that sits on top of the counter. A blue glass vessel sink with a nickel faucet is the focal point of this tranquil master bathroom. Design by Jill E. Hertz.

Pedestal Sink

A pedestal sink is a basin that is supported by a freestanding pedestal leg. Pedestal sinks take up very little floor space and are easy to clean around, making them a great option for both large and small bathrooms. The pedestal sink is perfect for this bathroom since there isn’t much square footage. Image courtesy of Kohler

Console Sink

A console sink is a table-like fixture supported by ornamental legs. Upheld by simple, bracket-like legs, this console sink gives the bathroom a light and open feel. Design by Beth Haley Design in Nashville, Tenn.

Wall-Mounted Sink

Supported solely by the wall, wall-mounted sinks free up floor space and are arguably the easiest to clean. Because of a lack of space in this bathroom, designed by Jennifer Charleston, the wall-mounted sink is the perfect option because it's not too bulky.

Vanity Sink

A vanity sink is installed into some kind of cabinetry. It provides ample storage and can hide clutter. This sink is built into an antique-looking cabinet, giving the space a rustic feel. Image courtesy of Native Trails

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