Finding a Wall Mounted Sink That Fits Your Needs
A wall mounted sink is the perfect choice for small bathroom spaces and powder rooms. These units hang right on the wall, eliminating the need for a bulky vanity or countertop. Wall mounted sinks come in a variety of sizes, styles, and textures available, with models suitable for nearly any décor or bathroom. When shopping for a wall mounted sink, consider the following questions carefully and you’ll be sure to find a fixture that matches your needs.
- Where will the sink go? The first thing you will want to consider is where you intend to install the sink. There are significant differences between wall mounted sinks intended for bathrooms or powder rooms and those meant for basements or laundry rooms. If your wall mounted sink will be part of your bathroom décor, you’ll want to consider things like style, texture and material more carefully than if you just need a utility sink for an area of your home that is not generally open to visitors.
- What sink shapes and features appeal to you? This is mostly something to consider if you are thinking of putting a wall mounted sink in a bathroom. Simple white ceramic is a classic choice, but there is a rainbow of other colors to choose from and a variety of styles…everything from antique to contemporary, traditional to modern. Special features like deep basins and counter space are also important to take into account. Measure your bathroom carefully and pay attention to other fixtures so you’ll ensure a good, cohesive design scheme.
- Do you need or want a vanity? To further maximize space and storage, you may wish to purchase a wall mounted sink with a vanity. A vanity sink not only provides additional counter space in your bathroom, but also often has storage space underneath where you can store toiletries and cleaning supplies. Usually, these attached cabinets are made of wood. If you want something a bit more unusual, consider a stone or granite floating countertop with an under-mount sink basin. The most important considerations here are the size and layout of your bathroom—if you have no other place to store bath items, you may need a vanity. But if the layout of your bathroom is such that installing a vanity or countertop would prohibit use of other features, like toilets or showers, it may be best to bypass a bulky cabinet and stick with a simple wall mounted sink.
Wall mounted sinks can integrate with your existing bathroom décor seamlessly, as long as you take the time to really think about what is best for your room. For saving space and reducing remodeling costs, fewer plumbing fixtures are more attractive or economical than a classic wall mounted sink. Take your time, shop carefully, and you’re sure to find a model that will complete your bathroom renovation project.