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Bathroom Remodels: Bathroom Sinks and Vanities, with Video Tours

Updated on February 6, 2011

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Bathroom remodeling is one of the best investments you can make in your home. With bathroom remodels, along with kitchen upgrades, you’ll get the largest return for your investment, according to real estate experts. People view bathrooms differently than they used to. Many of today’s bathrooms are elegant, beautiful rooms that are also extremely functional and relaxing. Many are more like a home spa than they are like just a little room needed only for the most basic physical necessities. One of the focal points of any bathroom remodeling project is bathroom sinks and vanities.

Bathroom remodels can include a variety of upgrades and improvements, both in visual appeal and functionality. These might include new flooring, new wall treatment, new bathtubs or showers, or new toilets. At the top of the list of bathroom remodels, however, should be bathroom sinks. Why? Think about it. What’s the first thing most people notice when they enter a bathroom? The bathroom sink. This is especially true for guests in your home. When they enter your bathroom, they’ll end up using the bathroom sink. They might not use the toilet, and unless they’re overnight guests, they won’t be using the shower or tub, but they will most likely wash their hands. Obviously, that’s impossible to accomplish without “meeting” bathroom sinks and vanities.

Bathroom sinks and vanities make a real statement. They have the ability to set the tone, so to speak, for your entire bathroom. Before any bathroom remodeling, carefully consider the type of design you want. After doing so, browse models of bathroom sinks and vanities and do your bathroom remodeling around the type of bathroom sink or cabinet you select.

You’ll discover all kinds of bathroom sinks, along with scores of different cabinets or vanities. You’ll find one to compliment any décor, whether it be traditional, vintage, retro, or ultra modern. Below are some examples of the most popular styles of bathroom sinks and vanities to give you some bathroom remodeling ideas to get you started!

Vessel sinks


These bathroom sinks are the latest trend in bathroom remodeling. Vessel sinks sit above the counter or vanity instead of being flush with the countertop. They add a lot of interest to a bathroom, and many are more like works of art than just a utilitarian bathroom sink. Vessel sinks might be made of copper, stone, wood, glass, or ceramic. The vessel sink faucets can be dramatic, too. They’re available in a variety of configurations and might be made of a number of materials. Different finishes for vessel sink faucets are also available. Especially popular are the waterfall vessel sink faucets. See the examples below.

A glass vessel sink
A glass vessel sink
Vessel sinks come in a variety of colors and materials.
Vessel sinks come in a variety of colors and materials.
Vessel sinks can be very unique!
Vessel sinks can be very unique!

Double bathroom sinks


Many homeowners prefer double bathroom sinks, especially in the master bath. Double bathroom sinks are also handy in children’s bathrooms. These units can save a lot of time, allowing more than one person at a time to wash their hands, shave, brush their teeth, etc. you’ll find that double bathroom sinks and vanities come in a wide selection of styles and materials.

Double bathroom sinks in a traditional vanity.
Double bathroom sinks in a traditional vanity.
Double bathroom sinks in a white vanity
Double bathroom sinks in a white vanity

Modern or contemporary bathroom sinks

If your bathroom remodeling ideas are more along the lines of sleek, modern design, check out some of the chic bathroom sinks below. These might be in the form of vessel sinks or in a more traditional type of sink with a modern vanity or cabinet. A modern bathroom sink might be mounted directly to the wall, freestanding, or on or in a vanity or cabinet.

Modern or contemporary double bathroom sinks
Modern or contemporary double bathroom sinks
A contemporary bathroom sink
A contemporary bathroom sink

Contemporary bathroom sinks and vanities:

Pedestal and wall-mount bathroom sinks

These bathroom sinks are ideal for smaller bathrooms. They either mount on the wall or are free standing. In either case, no vanity, cabinet, or countertop is needed. You won’t be limited with your choices here, either. As with other types of bathroom sinks, you can choose anything from antique to modern, including very ornate bathroom sinks that will stand out in any bathroom.

Pedestal bathroom sinks can be elegant!
Pedestal bathroom sinks can be elegant!

Pedestal sinks and wall-mount bathroom sinks:

Choose bathroom sinks wisely!


When you’re thinking about bathroom remodeling ideas, choose your bathroom sinks wisely. What features are most important to you? Do you want a bathroom sink that is practically indestructible, like one made of stone? Maybe you prefer the sleek appearance of glass vessel sinks. If you’re looking for both natural beauty and safety, you might like the bathroom sinks made of copper. Copper has natural antibacterial properties that you won’t get with any other bathroom sink material. Of course, with bathroom remodels, you’ll also have to take into account the size of your bathroom. You might find  massive bathroom sinks and vanities that you love, but they might simply be too large for your bathroom.

When shopping for bathroom sinks, don’t consider price alone – value is much more important. Carefully read the features of bathroom sinks and vanities before making your final choice. If you’re planning on staying in your home for several more years, your bathroom sink will get a lot of use from you and your family. If you’re undertaking bathroom remodeling to increase the value of your home for a future sale, rest assured that potential buyers will be paying close attention to your bathrooms!


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      9 years ago

      That's some interesting bathroom sinks. Might want to install one of these in my home.

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      Mike, glad you got some ideas about bathroom remodeling from the hub! Keep wifey happy! lol

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      Mike Teddleton 

      10 years ago from Midwest USA

      Well thanks, I have had all the ice and snow I want to see for a while.

    • habee profile imageAUTHOR

      Holle Abee 

      10 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Mike! How ya been?

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      Mike Teddleton 

      10 years ago from Midwest USA

      habee thanks for the useful information on remodeling the bathroom. My wife has been after me for the last couple of years to get the master bathroom remodeled.

      After reading your hub, Bathroom Remodels: Bathroom Sinks and Vanities, with Video Tours. I have a much better idea where to start.

      Hub up and useful... Mike


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