Shopping for a New Bathroom Sink

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Although we won’t be ready to rip into the bathroom for another couple of months, we’re already shopping around for a new bathroom sink. Currently, there’s a really big bathroom vanity (which at some point was painted black), counter top and sink in the Dream House’s one and only full bathroom. We want to rip out this big old sink and replace it with something smaller, lighter and perhaps more period friendly. Check out some of our top bathroom sink replacement choices below.

Restoration Hardware bathroom sink

Weathered Oak Single Console Sink from Restoration Hardware $1245

Mason Reclaimed Wood Console Sink from Pottery Barn

Mason Reclaimed Wood Console Sink from Pottery Barn $1699

Grand Astoria Console Style Lavatory from Vintage Tub

Grand Astoria Console Style Lavatory from Vintage Tub $1611

Tresham 30" Pedestal Sink from Kohler

Tresham 30″ Pedestal Sink from Kohler $950

Foremost Structure Lavatory and Pedestal Combo from Home Depot

Foremost Structure Lavatory and Pedestal Combo from Home Depot $265

Pegasus Versailles 36 in. Console Sink from Home Depot

Pegasus Versailles 36 in. Console Sink from Home Depot $1313

Victorian Pedestal Single Sink Console from Rejuvenation

Victorian Pedestal Single Sink Console from Rejuvenation $599

Tell us, dear reader, which sink do you like best? (Fingers crossed it’s one of the cheaper options!)

J. Blandings

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5 thoughts on “Shopping for a New Bathroom Sink

  1. Lolly

    I love the Rejuvenation sink the most– and I have learned that it is an asset not to have the plumbing necessities hidden or tucked away into the pedestal. We have the Kohler sink (or one similar to the one pictured) in two of our bathrooms and have found it difficult to clean around. It is always grungy in the space behind the pedestal and is as hard to clean the floor as it is in the teeny space behind a traditional toilet.
    On one occasion the plumbing got loose and sudsy water was running down the inside of the pedestal piece– and we couldn’t see or get to the leak easily.
    I love the storage in the Restoration Hardware piece, but have trouble with the price. I gather that you don’t need a lot of counter area for your toiletries and shaving kit, so, the minimal look is pretty terrific.

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    1. Jason Post author

      What I forgot to mention in the post is that there is a large linen closet in the bathroom so we don’t really need any more storage. We do want enough counter top to hold a few things – soap dispenser, shaving supplies when we’re using them, etc. – but we do tend to go for a more minimal look.

      That’s great advice about the hidden plumbing! I hadn’t even thought of that!

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  2. Dan Starck

    Pardon my bluntness, but the “weathered oak” gags me. Besides, it’s totally inappropriate for your house. The curvier ones are still out of style with a prairie house, but are probably not unlike what was there originally. My personal choice would be one of the pedestal sinks with straight lines. In conclusion, any but the “Weathered Oak”. In 5 years you would have been saying, “What were we thinking?”

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    1. Jason Post author

      Thanks for your opinion, Dan. We’re still in the “considering” phase so we’re taking all opinions at this point.

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