Sink Selection Guide for Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom remodeling is typically a bit more complicated than any other type of home remodeling. In most cases, you need a professional remodeling company to do it quickly and properly. That said, if you are simply replacing a sink or putting in a vanity without making any major changes to the structure of your bathroom, you can probably do it on your own. Just make sure you source it from a reliable supplier.

Many types of bathroom sinks are available for your bathroom remodel, and some of them are not easy to install. The extent and skill of the work involved will depend on what you choose. On the upside, choosing the right bathroom sink can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your bathroom, especially if it includes a vanity top. Here is a sink selection guide for bathroom remodeling.

Space issues

bathroom being measured
The sink is a basic element in all bathrooms, and they are available in many sizes, styles, and shapes. However, do not let yourself be carried away with some of the fantastic sinks you may see in a design site or catalogue. You must consider the space you have available for your new sink.
In most cases, space issues are a big one for bathrooms, as it is not at all easy to move anything around to make more space for a new sink. If you have a small bathroom, you might want to forget about anything too fancy vanity and settle for a pedestal sink, which has a sleek profile, or a floating sink. You can easily find sinks in these styles to fit any space, including corners.

Functional issues

Vanity with ample storage space
The space is important, but there are other considerations. The sink can serve other functions by simply incorporating it with a cabinet and countertop to provide you with much needed storage and counter space. If the space permits, choose a vanity sink with a cabinet or shelves where you can store toiletries, towels, and other supplies. Vanity sinks come in many sizes and styles, and you are sure to find one to suit your needs. If not, you can always have a custom one made with granite or marble tops and install an undermounted sink or two.

Style considerations

Victorian-style bathroom with pedestal sink
Once you have made allowances for space and functional issues, you next need to consult your personal preferences as to style and design. You use the bathroom regularly, so it should be something that gives you a sense of satisfaction or pleasure.

The sink or sink combo can have a significant impact on the look and feel of your bathroom, so it is a great opportunity to express your personality. Do you favor the old-fashioned, Victorian ornate style in ceramic and marble, or does a clear, modern bowl sink on engineered quartz are your style? Do you want your personal space and prefer having separate sinks for you and your partner? All these considerations will help guide you when choosing the sink, you should get for your bathroom remodel.

Practical matters

floating sink in modern bathroom
Another consideration that seldom occurs to homeowners is the type of mounting that will work for your bathroom. For small bathrooms, you should choose a floating sink that mounts directly on the wall, freeing up space above and below it for other things. A pedestal sink is almost as space saving, as the pedestals tend to occupy a small space on the floor, although they require a bit more effort to keep clean.

If you have a larger bathroom, a floating vanity might be a good choice if you prefer to keep the underside clear. Note, however, that floating sinks tend to show the plumbing. You can avoid this by opting for a base cabinet with a vanity sink, so everything is out of sight. Choose an undermounted sink for a sleek look or a bowl sink for a modern look. You might also want to consider an integrated look for an ultra-modern and dramatic look. Integrated sinks are available in many materials, including granite, marble, and engineered quartz.

Material options

cast iron sink from Kohler
The most common material for bathroom sinks is porcelain, and typically white. However, other options are widely available. These include colored porcelain, which can be a good choice if you want a matching toilet or if your bathroom color palette makes it more practical. You can also go for solid surface sinks as well as concrete, cast iron, glass, marble, and granite. An unusual but trending material is wood, although that tends to be quite pricey and probably a problem to maintain.

Material variety goes hand in hand with shape and size. Most sinks are oval, but you can find rectangle, round, bean-shaped, and many other shapes. If you can imagine it, it is probably available. Consult with your supplier for advice on breaking away from the herd in this fashion.


Going through all this trouble to select the sink for your bathroom remodel might seem excessive, but it is a great opportunity to make your bathroom stand apart from other bathrooms. Even if you ultimately go for a standard sink, knowing you have all these options widens your horizons.
The best way to make sure you choose the right sink for your bathroom is to get some professional advice from the local suppliers. Cabinet Land Kitchen and Beyond offers free consultation services and quotes, so you get some help with your remodeling right off the bat.

We are a local remodeling company with a showroom located in Schaumburg, Illinois. We service Schaumburg, Arlington Heights. Des Plaines, Hoffman Estate, Elk Grove Village, and other parts of Chicago land.

We work only with the best brands of sinks an vanities at the best prices compared to our competitors such as Advance Cabinets and Handsome Cabinets. We also We have the expertise and resources to provide you with the products you need – ON TIME and ON BUDGET with top quality craftsmanship that will exceed your expectations.

Call or visit us today to get started on selecting your bathroom sink and anything else you need for bathroom remodeling.