Remodeling your bathroom is an exciting task to take on to improve your home, but searching for the ideal bathroom sink can be challenging, even more so in smaller bathrooms. At some point, you may have to sacrifice something important to you to make it work. That’s where a console bathroom sink comes in.

Console sinks or vanities are a mash-up between a pedestal sink and a sink that is mounted to the wall. With a console sink, the countertop and sink mount to the wall with the support of either two or four legs (or freestanding). This leaves the space that lies between the floor and the counter completely open.

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Pros Of Console Bathroom Sinks

Console sinks are generally more open than pedestal sinks. The open layout is great for storage and accessibility. They also look modern and interesting because they have exposed plumbing, giving it that modern industrial look. Console sinks also offer more countertop space than a pedestal sink.

Counter Space

Console sinks offer much more in the way of counter space than a typical pedestal sink does. You can place more items on the sink without it getting too cluttered.

ADA Compliant

Console bathroom sinks are much more wheelchair accessible than other sinks. As long as the legs are wide enough, someone with disabilities could bring their wheelchair right up to the faucet.

Storage Space

The space below the sink is perfect for adding a decorative storage basket, opening up more space in your bathroom without too much clutter.

Stylish and Modern

The appearance of console sinks is open, making them appealing in terms of style. They add a decorative flair to any bathroom.

Cons Of Console Bathroom Sinks

As with anything, there are always a couple of things to consider before deciding on whether a console sink is ideal for you.

Wide

Console sinks are wider than the others, so they tend to take up more wall space as a result. If you do not need a lot of exposed wall space, this issue is simply appearance-based.

Storage

Though they offer room beneath for some storage, console sinks do not have as much storage space as a typical vanity does.

Installation

If you choose a console sink that needs to be mounted to the wall, the installation process is a little more complicated.

Console Bathroom Sink Styles

Console bathroom sinks typically have a more traditional style, but if your heart desires, you can find more contemporary ones as well. Some of the more attractive options feature exposed piping in brass tones. Another more modern style is a countertop that flaunts a beautiful quartz composite sink finish. Usually, the countertop and the sink are one piece, but you can find some styles with a sink above the counter.

How To Install A Console Bathroom Sink

Before you begin, there are a few tools you will need to install a console sink. You will need:

  • A towel
  • A damp cloth or rag
  • A pencil
  • A level
  • A screwdriver
  • A drill
  • Silicon sealant

Once you have acquired all of the tools you need, you can begin the steps to the installation process.

Steps To Install

The first thing you need to do is put the sink stand together and gently place it against the wall. You need to make sure that it is level when doing this, so it does not get installed lopsided.

Next, you need to attach one of the sides to the wall. Once again, check to ensure that the stand is level before tightening or moving on. Once you are sure, go ahead and attach the other side to the wall as well.

Place the countertop on a towel upside down to prepare it. Place the sink basin onto the countertop and, with your pencil, outline where you want it to go. Once you have determined where the basin goes, line the lip of the sink basin with silicon sealant and place it onto the counter.

Finally, you need to tighten the bolts along the basin to secure it into place and give it some time to dry completely. When it has completely dried, place the sink onto the stand.

It may seem fairly straightforward to install a console sink in your bathroom, but keep in mind that the process can sometimes be better handled by a professional. If you find yourself in need of opinions, advice, or help, contact AJ Alberts Plumbing and speak to a professional about your plumbing project needs.