Bathroom Pedestal Sinks Provide Minimalist Elegance to Bathrooms
By Mark J. Donovan
||A bathroom pedestal sink is the perfect solution for small bathrooms and powder rooms. Corner bathroom pedestal sinks are ideal for the smallest of bathrooms as they are both compact and inexpensive. Bathroom pedestal sinks are also idyllic for bathroom designs that are looking to achieve a modern and simple appearance.
Bathroom pedestal sinks consist of a sink basin that attaches to the bathroom wall and a separate pedestal that sits underneath it to support it and hide plumbing lines. Installing a pedestal sink requires accurate and precise measurements to make sure the sink basin actually rests on the pedestal.
When considering a bathroom pedestal sink for a bathroom remodeling project, it is important to make your selection early in the bathroom design process. With bathroom pedestal sinks the rough plumbing needs to be precisely located so that it is hidden behind the pedestal itself. In addition, 2×4 or 2×6 blocking should be installed between wall studs where the bathroom pedestal sink vanity is to be mounted.
|It is better to do this during the framing modification phase of a bathroom remodeling project rather than after you’ve painted the bathroom walls. The blocking provides a solid mounting surface for the bathroom pedestal sink basin.
Bathroom pedestal sinks are available in numerous shapes, sizes and styles so there is a solution for everyone. Bathroom pedestal sink shapes included circular, semi-circular, oval, and rectangular. Many include built in features like soap trays.
Another consideration when contemplating the installation of a bathroom pedestal sink is how it will be used, and who will be using it. If the sink is expected to be used by an entire family on a daily basis, as part of getting ready in the morning for work and school, then it probably makes sense to forgo the small fancy bathroom pedestal sink models. If on the other hand it is to be installed in a small powder room for guests then the small fancy bathroom pedestal sink is probably the right choice.
So if you are in the process of remodeling a bathroom and are looking for a sleek and minimalist sink appearance consider a bathroom pedestal sink.
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