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Bathroom Sink Options You Should Consider In 2023

The thing with bathroom sink options is simply that there are so many!

Pedestal sinks, vessel sinks, undermount sinks, and bowl sinks, all made of copper, stone, porcelain, or enamel, make it difficult for homeowners like yourself to choose. Even for someone with an artistic feel, deciding which one will look best in your bathroom can sometimes be challenging.

We figured to bring our forces together and create this comprehensive guide on some of the best bathroom sinks you can get in 2023 to create a focal point in your bathroom or to make everything in your counter space flow seamlessly.

Let’s begin!

Elegant bathroom sink with a plant

Bathroom Sink Options - Different Styles

To ensure your bathroom looks truly cohesive, it’s important to pick a sink style that complements the other elements in the space.

For instance, if you have rustic decor featuring wood accents throughout, an undermount sink may not be the best option for achieving unity – as this offers a sleek vibe and modern style to any space. In that case, perhaps a vessel sink is more fitting and easy to match with any design scheme.

Here are some of the most popular styles of bathroom sinks.

Undermount Sinks

Install an undermount sink in your bathroom to elevate its atmosphere and give it a luxurious feel. This sleek, stylish design might be primarily used for kitchens nowadays, but there’s no reason why you can’t also use them to upgrade your powder room!

Installing these sinks is a precise task, requiring professional help to ensure the sink seamlessly sits flush with your countertop. After cutting out the appropriate hole size in the counter, you won’t have to worry about any unsightly edges and will be able to revel in a cleaner look. 

Remember that replacing them may be difficult later on down the line!

They’re also some of the more expensive sinks, with an average cost of between $200 and $500.

Undermount sink in a bathroom

Pedestal sinks

Freestanding sinks are the perfect selection for those seeking to economize on bathroom space, while simultaneously foregoing vanity! For small bathrooms especially, pedestal sinks provide a great way to maximize your available area.

Although the water supply line runs through the pedestal that supports it, you will lack storage space since there is not enough room beneath your sink. When opting for a vanity unit, you won’t have this issue as it offers both support and capacity for all of your needs.

Cabinets above the sink may offer limited storage opportunities, but if you are looking for functionality and to make a great impression on guests, pedestal sinks will not do.

They can be cost-effective, yet they don’t provide any aesthetic appeal – making them an unwise choice when seeking something entirely practical and visually pleasing.

A pedestal sink in a small bathroom
A vessel sink

Vessel sinks

Vessel sinks are one of the most sought-after styles for homeowners. With their unique and eye-catching design, these sinks can easily become a showstopper in any powder room or guest bathroom.

These small, elegant sinks sit atop bathroom counters like a bowl. As they are not equipped with faucet holes, the faucets must be mounted on the counter or wall for use. They provide an attractive addition to any space while taking up minimal room.

Sink attached to wall with gold faucet

Console sinks

Console sinks are the perfect combination of style and function. They come in either two or four-leg models, making them ideal for both contemporary or traditional bathrooms.

Installation is a breeze since they’re similar to wall-mounted sinks; just be aware that there isn’t any counter space included with this type of sink. However, you can take advantage of their sleek legs by using them as a towel rack!

This is not an option you’ll want in an upscale bathroom, but it’s definitely affordable.

Wall mounted sink

Wall-mounted sinks

Picture a pedestal sink but with no need for the pedestal! A wall-mount sink can be affixed to your wall and does not necessitate any vanities, meaning you don’t have to worry about having insufficient storage.

We’d only recommend this as a sink in a workshop or in a space that’s truly small.

Top vanity sink

Vanity top sink

We suggest you go one inch larger than your current vanity counter to ensure the perfect fit when installing these sinks, which are embedded flawlessly in the countertop.

This is not a popular option, but it’s very similar to an undermount sink.

Bathroom Sink Options - Different Materials

With the perfect style chosen comes the selection of the ideal sink material. To help you decide, here are some excellent choices to consider.

Stainless Steel Sinks

Stainless steel sinks are definitely an excellent choice for kitchens, but they don’t look nearly as good in bathrooms. Their industrial feel won’t contribute to the aesthetics of the bathroom space, and although they’re functional and easy to maintain, there are better options.

Stainless steel can be noisy and will often show water spots. They cost a bit more than the traditional porcelain sink, and it has one great advantage: they won’t break.

Enameled Cast Iron

Cast iron sinks are undeniably heavier than other materials but offer exceptional durability. Of course, if you opt for a cast iron sink, ensure you reinforce your vanity since the sheer weight may cause warping or even cracking of the wood.

Despite its durability, this material is susceptible to chipping and comes with an expensive price tag compared to other alternatives.

Enameled Steel

Enameled steel is a cost-effective yet delicate alternative to cast iron. It’s crafted of steel encased in nonporous enamel and can be susceptible to chips or cracks that let water underneath the surface – resulting in rusting if not addressed promptly.

This sink material is affordable and easy to clean, but it’s susceptible to dents, chips, and rust.

Quartz Composite Sink

If you want to obtain the natural stone look while remaining within budget, quartz composite is a perfect choice. It’s created utilizing a combination of genuine stone and an acrylic resin replicating classic natural stone.

Its unique composition provides all of the same aesthetic beauty as other types of stones without breaking the bank!

Quartz composite is distinguished for its outstanding resistance to staining due to its solid, impenetrable composition. This sink provides heat and impact resistance at an affordable price point, and any object dropped into it will shatter upon contact!

Solid Surface

Crafted from a combination of mineral compound and polyester or acrylic resin, solid surface sinks (and countertops) are resilient yet porous. Solid surface sinks possess an even, nonabsorbent finish that guards them against splotches caused by food and drinks.

Solid surface sinks make a great choice for any kitchen due to their extreme durability, effortless cleaning, and resistance to dents, stains, and color fading. Yet they are vulnerable to heat damage as well as scratches; thus, it’s important that you take proper precautions when using them.


Copper is just one of a select few materials that can create a genuinely awe-inspiring focal point for your bathroom sink. Imagine the admiration you will earn when visitors see this stunning piece!

Copper sinks are meticulously crafted, so they come at a premium cost when compared to other sink materials. This bathroom sink will be absolutely one of a kind, sturdy, and antibacterial, not to mention it’ll take your bath’s ambiance up several notches! That being said, copper sinks can potentially change in color over time and need more upkeep than others.


For generations, porcelain has been used to manufacture a plethora of items- including crockery, basins, and lavatories. This timeless material is constructed by heating potter stone and kaolin together at intense temperatures, resulting in an extremely hard ceramic with a nonporous coating that resists water damage and dust accumulation.

It’s essential to remember that porcelain is a much more weighty material when compared to steel or cast iron, and therefore your cabinets will need extra support in order for them to bear the load.

Green vessel sink in bathroom


So, which of these bathroom sink options best fits into your plans? Our experts here at JN Tiling And Construction have already made up their minds!

With JN Tiling And Construction, you can get some of the most in-depth depth advice on your bathroom remodel. We offer complete bathroom remodeling services in Fort Wayne, IN, and surrounding areas, and we’re going above and beyond to see your vision through.

Give us a ring today at (260) 316-4537 or you can request your free quote here, and we’ll circle back!