Is it the right bathroom sink?
Buying a bathroom sink is more than finding a good-looking to match your bathroom style. It is important though, in a modern home. Blend all the requirements, seek a compromise point and you will choose the right bathroom sink.
1. Look at your bathroom
First, take a view on your bathroom layout. You can roughly draw a scratch so that you can allow sufficient space around the basin for your toiletries. Definitely, you should know what kind of toiletries do the bathroom users have. Female is supposed to have more than a male. Some sink types are more suitable for a bathroom with lesser floor space too.
2. Replace or new modeling?
It will determine what types of bathroom sinks you are going to choose. If you are planning to replace an existing one, you must make sure the new sink is compatible with the plumbing and also the faucet. Any unsightly things could just be avoided. The installation method will affect the configuration so that you have to ask clearly before making decision.
3. Know features, shapes and types
Some might like the common style while some prefer the modern hotel-alike design. Pedestal sink is what we can see nowadays in many homes. Bowl basins, under-mounted sinks, or basins with a bottom cupboard are on trend as well. If you need greater storage room, basins with vanity unit would be the best choice. Hence, you must draft out how to configure the sink into your bathroom. Many options are currently available to bring your bathroom a contemporary and functional look.
4. Know the sink material
What it is made of could determine its durability, usability and also the feeling of your bathroom. Similar goes to the bathroom tiles. Ceramic sink is the most economical and easiest to match with the bathroom style. Alternatives include glass, stone, stainless steel and wood. The latter one is quite unique but required to be treated well and frequently to maintain their cleanliness. Likewise, glass sink may chip easily. Besides, you should choose the material which fit your budget well rather than only look attractive.
How often do you use the bathroom? Who will use the bathroom? It will decide which type of bathroom sink will suit best. Guest bathroom and master bathroom are different, aren’t they? You might need two basins if your family is large. Personal preference could not be the only decision maker.