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9 Stylish Design Ideas for Bathroom Vanity Sinks

Posted by Jayson Breckheimer on Tue, Nov 1, 2016

When it comes to choosing a sink for your bathroom remodel or upgrade project there are a number of design styles and options for finishes, faucets and shapes to consider. Are you looking for a sink that will complement your bathroom’s decor? Or are you looking for a sink that will make a statement on its own?

In this article we will look at sinks for bathroom vanities. A bathroom vanity is the cabinetry that houses plumbing fixtures and provides storage for your bathroom essentials. The vanity includes a countertop, sink and faucet fixtures.

There are three primary types of bathroom vanity sinks: undermount, drop-in and vessel. An integrated countertop sink is also an option, however, they are not as popular with homeowners now as they were in the past.

Here are nine stylish design ideas for bathroom vanity sinks from remodeling projects we completed for our Central New York customers:

Undermount Sinks

If you’re planning to use a granite or quartz countertop for your bathroom vanity, an undermount sink will expose the largest area of the surface allowing more space for grooming and the beauty of the countertop to be seen.

Undermount sinks are easy to maintain since they do not have a rim on the countertop where soap residue can build up. 

stylish design ideas for bathroom vanity sinks

The rectangular sinks in this master bathroom have a stunning curved basin. The sinks are stain resistant vitreous china in “Linen” from American Standard. The countertop is granite with a leathered finish. Mission-style oak cabinets were used for the vanity and tall wardrobe cabinet. The wall clock with framed tile inspired the custom built mirrors. Learn more about this master bathroom renovation.

dual undermount sinks with deck mounted faucets

The oval sinks in this master bathroom are from the Kohler Devonshire® collection in “Biscuit.” The sink faucets are from the Kohler Kelston® collection in oil-rubbed bronze. The countertop is “Crema Bordeaux” granite from Busch Products. The vanity cabinet is “Venice” full overlay with a “Tuscan Canvas” finish from Elmwood Fine Custom Cabinetry. The cabinetry finish is a brushed finish, which gives it a rich vintage appearance. Learn more about this art inspired Project of the Month.

Master Bath Vanity with Dual Sinks

This 10-foot vanity has undermount basin sinks, a spectacular granite countertop, a storage tower and new faucets. The cherry wood vanity cabinets are from Elmwood Fine Custom Cabinets with a “Burnished Nutmeg” finish. Cabinet hardware is from Top Knobs. The granite vanity countertop is “Green Dragon” from Busch Products. See before and after photos of this stunning master bathroom remodel.

Drop-in Sinks

Drop-in sinks are mounted on top of the countertop and remain a popular choice for bathroom vanities. The bowls often come with depressions for holding soap and they can be easily cleaned.

Drop-in sinks may also have a front apron to control splatters and are a great option for a bathroom that children will use. 

double sink vanity

Burnished bronze fixtures were used with oval bisque drop-in sinks in this master bathroom remodel. The countertop and backsplash are quartz from Cambria in “New Quay”. The double sink vanity with a kneehole opening for seating was designed to accommodate a storage tower for linens that would separate the sinks. The white painted cabinets, moldings and framed mirrors are from Bishop Cabinets. See before and after photos of this master bath project.

dual drop-in vanity sinks

The design of these two drop-in sinks matches the design of this master bathroom’s bathtub and toilet. The single handles lever faucets that were selected are a universal design feature. The gold finish complements the granite countertop.

bathroom vanity with drop-in sinks

Two oval drop-in sinks were used to update this master bathroom. Drop-in sinks are one of the easiest sinks to install. They are a good choice for popular furniture style vanities, too.

Vessel Sinks

Vessel sinks are definitely a focal point in a bathroom. The dramatic shape of the bowl coupled with the style of the mounted faucets, either on the wall or on the countertop, make a bold design statement.

If you’re looking for a really unique vessel sink, Kohler has a line of artist edition sinks that includes glass, bronze, marble, pottery, gilded, embossed and other one-of-a-kind designs.

bathroom vanity with vessel sink

These unique stone vessel sinks, which appear to be carved out of polished gemstones, were placed on a black granite vanity countertop. Tall single-handle brushed stainless faucets, stone look wall tiles and a contemporary light fixture complement the white painted vanity cabinet. The vessel sinks create a dramatic look in this contemporary bathroom.

dual basin sinks with wall faucet fixtures

This kids’ bathroom vanity sink was designed to save space and was personalized for the primary users. Rectangular Kingston Brass sinks are shown with wall-mounted faucets.

Custom Bathroom Vanity with Vessel Sink

This unique custom-built vanity features a glass bowl sink with wall mount faucet set on a marble countertop. The vanity was designed to provide drawer storage for toiletries and shelf storage for towels.

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