Classic curved and square design. Material is white ceramic. Center holes for faucet are 8 inches. Buyers like ledges for extra item placement. Stylish design goes well with any decor.
Can begin to crack over time. A bit expensive.
Size is perfect for smaller bathrooms. Good quality with clean, classic lines. Fits decor and style of older homes. Delivers quickly. Can be purchased in packs of 3 or 4. Very affordable.
Does have holes for a wall mount, but does not include bracket.
Square pedestal sink with wide ledges. Material is white vitreous china. Quick draining feature. Modern and minimalist look. Overflow that's concealed. Buyers note style and easy installation.
Has a very simple look that might not fit some tastes.
Sink made of white porcelain. Wide ledges to store soap or toothbrushes. 22-inch wide sink. Overflow hole and backsplash. Classic look. Easy to set up. Buyers note its quality.
Some complaints of space between sink and pedestal.
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If you’re renovating your bathroom, consider adding a pedestal sink for a touch of elegance. Bathroom pedestal sinks are a sleek and classic choice for powder rooms and full baths alike. As a pedestal sink is simply a sink basin on a pedestal, this style of sink is a great space-saver for small bathrooms as well.
Shopping for bathroom pedestal sinks can be tricky, though, despite their simple design. There are a number of factors to consider, from materials to size to faucet style, to find the best sink for your bathroom. Since pedestal sinks do not have wide countertops or under-sink cabinets, you’ll also need to think about storage for your bathroom essentials. (A mirrored medicine cabinet is a common solution.)
Our buying guide walks you through all the factors to take into account when shopping for bathroom pedestal sinks, including how much you should pay. You’ll find our picks for the best bathroom pedestal sinks on the market in the matrix above.
A pedestal sink doesn’t come with a vanity or cabinet. It has a column base topped with a sink basin. Consider a bathroom pedestal sink’s height, length, width, and the depth of the sink bowl when shopping. The height of most bathroom pedestal sinks is between 33 and 34 inches. This is the optimum height for the majority of adults. Before ordering your bathroom pedestal sink, carefully measure the area where the sink will be installed to make sure it will fit.
Small bathroom pedestal sinks are about 16 to 20 inches long and 14 to 19 inches wide. The depth of the sink bowl is around 5 to 6 inches deep. Mid-size bathroom pedestal sinks are around 20 to 24 inches long and 19 to 24 inches wide. The sink bowl on these pedestal sinks is about 5 to 8 inches deep. Large pedestal sinks measure more than 24 inches in length and width. The bowls on these sinks are usually 6 to 10 inches deep.
Installing a pedestal sink in a bathroom requires opening up the wall to gain access to the studs. You’ll have to make some modifications in order to hang the sink properly. You’ll also have to do some plumbing work. If you’d rather hire a professional, keep that extra expense in mind when you’re selecting a bathroom pedestal sink.
Bathroom pedestal sinks are available in a number of materials, each with its pros and cons.
The number of faucet holes determines what type of faucet can be attached to your bathroom pedestal sink.
Single-hole bathroom pedestal sinks can accommodate single faucets. These faucets have a handle that you lift and turn to control the flow of water as well as the temperature. The available variety of colors and styles is comprehensive, so you’re sure to find a single faucet to complement your bathroom pedestal sink.
A three-hole bathroom pedestal sink can accommodate a center faucet with two knobs on either side to control the hot and cold water. Again, there is a huge variety of options available. The only note of caution is that while the spacing of the faucet holes is more or less standardized, there are always exceptions. Be sure you know the distance between the faucet holes before you purchase a three-hole faucet for your bathroom pedestal sink.
Overflow holes are something you probably don’t think much about, that is until the sink gets stopped up and starts to overflow. The overflow holes drain through the same pipe that attaches to the bottom of your sink, and they afford you some time before water spills over onto the floor.
The more overflow holes or the larger they are, the more effective they are at draining an overflowing sink. Some bathroom pedestal sinks only have one overflow hole under the faucet. Other pedestal sinks have additional overflow holes under the lip at the front of the sink.
Most bathroom pedestal sinks come in neutral colors, mostly various shades of white but also black, brown, and gray. If you want a bolder color, you’ll probably have to custom order your bathroom pedestal sink.
The low price range for bathroom pedestal sinks is $50 to $175. Here you’ll find small sinks for apartments, corner sinks, and sinks constructed from less durable materials.
The mid-range for bathroom pedestal sinks is $175 to $400. These sinks are available in a wide variety of colors, sizes, and styles. Good construction with vitreous china is common. You’ll find most bathroom pedestal sinks in this price range.
High-end bathroom pedestal sinks cost $400 to over $1,000. These are top-of-the-line sinks that are often constructed from marble, large in size, and available in custom styles and colors.
Q. Can a bathroom pedestal sink completely hide the sink plumbing?
A. Yes, but if and only if the pedestal is large enough to contain all the pipes. Otherwise, some of the plumbing will protrude from the back of the sink and be visible between the pedestal and the wall.
Q. Can I attach a bathroom pedestal sink to my existing wall?
A. Probably not. Extra 2x4 boards often have to be installed between the studs inside the wall. The existing braces usually won’t be at the correct height for the new sink. This means you’ll have to break into the wall, rehang some sheetrock, tape it, mud it, and paint it before installing your new bathroom pedestal sink.
Q. Can I install a bathroom pedestal sink without renovating the entire bathroom?
A. Technically, the answer is yes. As a practical matter, though, you’ll have to do so much work on the new sink, you might as well do the whole bathroom while you’re at it.