When people begin designing their custom home bathrooms they put a lot of thought into the shower material, wall color, and vanity style. An often overlooked area is the bathroom sink. There are a number of different options out there, each with their own unique style and benefits.



Drop-In Sinks

This style of bathroom sink is one of the easiest to install. It can also be fitting into an existing counter, making it a great option for a bathroom remodel. A rim encircles the bowl so that it sits on the countertop supporting the sink’s weight. It’s the most popular style of bathroom sink currently, and are also known as self-rimming sinks.


Vessel Sinks

A vessel sink has a bowl that sits on top of the countertop. It requires no undermount installation. They’re generally higher than the average sink so may require a lower vanity. Vessel sinks are a bolder choice and work well for traditional or modern homes. However, they are difficult to clean around and are known to splash quite a bit.


Wall-Mounted Sinks

The name likely gives this style away. Wall-mounted sinks are supported by the bathroom walls and don’t require a vanity base, countertop, or legs. They’re a great option for bathrooms that could use more floor space. This style is a great option for smaller bathrooms such as powder rooms. They can also be installed at any height!


Pedestal Sinks

Pedestal sinks are a stand-alone style. They don’t offer any storage, but they’re great for smaller bathrooms like powder rooms. This style doesn’t need a vanity and has a wide basin with a narrow base. Although they’re not as common as they used to be they work well with many different home styles.


Undermount Sinks

As the name implies, undermount sinks are installed below a solid countertop to maximize on counter space. They’re very easy to clean and provide a sleek smooth look that is very popular. Many new custom homes are favoring this style.


Console Sinks

This type of bathroom sink is a mix of wall-mounted and pedestal sinks. It’s essentially a wall-mounted sink with two or found legs supporting it. It’s a less bulky option for bathrooms with limited space. Depending on the style, it may offer storage shelves underneath.


Trough Sinks

Troughs aren’t only for horses these days. Trough sinks are long sinks, usually with more than one faucet, that take up the whole counter. They’re popular in public restrooms but are making their way into homes too. They don’t have much countertop space but they’re sleek and modern.