Replacing your bathroom sink and vanity is an easy way to update your bathroom. You may want to hire a professional to tackle the installation though, especially when it comes to the plumbing and drain assembly.
Which type of sink should I choose?
These five sink types each provide benefits and require different installation considerations:
- Wall-mount or console sink: Both the sink and faucet attach to the wall.
Selling points: Can be installed at any comfortable height for users, perfect for small bathrooms.
Drawbacks: A lack of surface area
Installation tips: Plumbing may need to be moved from the floor to the wall.
- Pedestal sink: This sink bowl sits on a slender base.
Selling points: Thin profile is perfect for half-baths or tight spaces
Drawbacks: No storage (adding a skirt and hiding drawers or baskets underneath can remedy this)
Installation tips: Rough in pipes at the right height and finish neat.
- Self-rimming sink: Sits inside the countertop, with a lip or rim that extends over the top.
Selling points: Plenty of surface area, less expensive than many other styles
Drawbacks: The lip on the sink prevents wiping water from the counter into the sink.
Installation tips: Simply drop in and caulk.
- Undermount/vanity top sink: installed in opening in countertop, lip of sink is concealed.
Selling points: Seamless surface makes for easy cleaning.
Drawbacks: Condensation can build-up under the counter, leading to mold.
Installation tips: The right sealant and caulk are crucial for proper support.
- Vessel sink: Rests on top of a counter.
Selling points: Unique designs. Faucets can be mounted on the counter, sink or backsplash.
Drawbacks: Not equipped with an overflow drain, prone to splashing.
Installation tips: Sink may be unstable if not installed correctly.
Replacing a vanity can be a big job, especially if plumbing needs to be moved. Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer has more than 30 years of experience replacing bathroom vanities in St. Louis homes. Our family owned business prides itself on our solid reputation in the community. Give us a call and see for yourself why our loyal customers won’t use anyone else! Give us a call at 314-645-6350 or fill out the contact form here to request a bid.
We offer a one-year warranty on all parts and labor excluding washers.