If you're on a budget but want to update the look of your bathroom, a new
sink may be the way to go. You don't have to stick to a white
porcelain bowl; bathroom sinks now come in a variety of styles and
materials — with varying price tags to match. When deciding
on a sink, it is important to keep your own personal taste in mind as well
as the look and style of your bathroom. Many people wish to install
a sink that coordinates with their tub and toilet; others want the sink
to stand alone like a work of art.
There are a variety of sink styles to choose from. If space is not a
problem, you can install a cultured marble or solid surface countertop
with a sink integrated into the design. These molded units can be
purchased at a home improvement center, or they can be custom made and professionally
installed by a local bathroom remodeling contractor.
If, however, you have a tiny bathroom and wish to free up precious floor
space, a pedestal sink is always in style. Additional options
include installing a sink bowl into a furniture base such as a bathroom
vanity, a low chest of drawers, or the top of a table. The options
for mounting your sink include solid surface, integrated, flush-mount,
under mount and top mount. In addition to colored porcelain,
alternative basin styles include enameled cast iron, glass, and stone,
as well as stainless steel, brass, and wood.
It is important to also consider the sink's
faucet, knobs, and other
hardware to ensure the proper fit and function. The other
bathroom fixtures should
co-ordinate with the sink style that you have chosen. When installed
correctly and properly maintained, your new bathroom sink should provide
you with many years of enjoyment and usefulness.