Choosing the Right Bathroom Sink

The available options among bathroom sinks can make the selection process a bit overwhelming. Here are a few factors you need to consider when choosing the correct one for you and your space.

Style and Lifestyle

Consider which bathroom you are shopping for and ask yourself who will use the room. By determining who will be using the sink and how, you can narrow down your choices. For example, you may want a sleek sink in a bathroom used only by adults (such as your master bathroom), a durable sink in a kids’ or family bathroom, or a stylish sink in a guest bathroom or powder room.

Storage Options

Consider how much storage space you need under, around, or adjacent to your bathroom sink. Wall-mounted or pedestal bathroom sinks do not have a surrounding countertop to provide storage, but options like cabinet mounted sinks will give your bathroom a finished look while providing underneath storage.

Available Space and Configuration

Determine how much area is truly available for your new sink by taking exact measurements of your potential sink space. Are you needing to configure a sink into an existing space? It is crucial to measure the existing cut-out in order to choose a new sink that will perfectly fit the countertop opening and mount in the same way.

Size and Shape

Unless you’re replacing an existing sink, size and shape are generally matters of personal preference. There are no standard sink sizes but basins are typically 5 to 8 inches deep, round sinks are usually 16-20 inches in diameter, and rectangular sinks are usually 19-24 inches wide and 16-23 inches front to back.

Faucet Compatibility

Make sure the size or shape of the sink works with your (new or existing) faucet choice. Most sinks have predrilled faucet holes to hold either a single-handle faucet or a faucet plus separate hot and cold water. Also pay attention the spacing of these holes. Most centerset faucets have holes spaced 4 inches apart but widespread faucets feature holes 8-16 inches apart. Some sinks (vessel and some undercount models) do not have faucet holes due to the fact the faucets are mounted on the wall above the sink or on the countertop behind the sink.

Let Green Help You Choose the Right Sink for Your Bathroom

We would love to help you choose the sink that works best for your space. Call us (678) 736-6335, contact us through our online form, or visit our new 10,000 square foot showroom and design center to collaborate with a member of our design staff today. In addition to bathroom sinks, the showroom is a one-stop shopping experience for all your home needs, including a wide selection of cabinets, countertops, tile, LVT, hardwoods, carpet, plumbing fixtures, and lighting.

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