Bathroom remodels and renovations are one of the best ways that homeowners can make their home look beautiful and increase resale value. Pedestal sinks, are making a comeback in popularity and can be found in many of today’s homes.
In powder rooms or smaller bathroom that do not require storage, besides replacing the floors, paint, and faucets, updating or installing a pedestal sink is a dramatic way to create a whole new look.
Pedestal Sink Basics
Pedestal sinks are made up of two pieces: the pedestal or stand and the sink basin. The plumbing fits inside the pedestal, which rests on the floor. Pedestal sinks rest on the pedestal and are also attached to the wall for extra support.
How to Choose the Perfect Bathroom Pedestal Sink
In order to choose the best pedestal sink, answer these questions to help make the right decision.
- How much space is available?
Pedestal sinks come in many shapes and sizes. For a less confined, airy look, choose a sink size that is smaller such as the Gerber 23-568 Viper® petite pedestal sink. The reduced size of a petite sink takes up less space and balances the room. In larger spaces, standard sink sizes work well.
- What is the design style?
From contemporary to traditional, rounded corners to square edges, there are a variety of pedestal sink styles to choose from. Determining the overall design language of the bathroom can help guide the decision.
- Is there a need for surface space?
Pedestal sinks do not offer undercounter storage however many larger versions offer an “apron” around the sink. This apron is usually large enough to conveniently place a soap dish or pump.
Like many bathroom projects, replacing or installing a pedestal sink is best done by a skilled professional. Ensuring that the water and supply lines are centered, mounting the sink to the wall and resolving any flooring or coverage issues are all considerations.
Finally, this one, simple component can quickly change up any bathroom, making it look sophisticated and fresh and adding value for years to come.