When shopping for a pedestal sink, consider what will look best in your bathroom in terms of design, finish and scale. You’ll find a mix of price ranges and styles on the market, from angular contemporary looks to traditional reproductions to amazing vintage finds.
Before you buy
- Take measurements to determine what size sink is best for your space. How much width and depth do you have for the widest part of the basin? Leave a little space on both sides and between the sink and the wall. Consider the scale of the piece in relation to the size of the space – the sink shouldn’t overpower the bathroom design, or vice versa.
- If you’re replacing a built-in vanity with a pedestal sink, ensure that there’s a finished wall, flooring and trim behind the closed structure – otherwise the project may be much larger and more costly than anticipated. And confirm that the wall is strong enough to support the basin of the sink.
- Make sure the sink you choose is compatible with your faucet selection. Most sinks come pre-drilled with either a four-inch (centre set) or eight- to 12-inch (widespread) distance between the hot and cold tap handles and a centred single-hole drilling to accommodate a single-hole faucet.