Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Select A Pedestal Sink

Installing a new pedestal sink in your bathroom will increase the beauty and value of your home, and save space in tight-fitting rooms. Pedestal sinks come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and colors, so much so that a quick trip through the sink isle at your nearest hardware store may intimidate you. Though choosing a sink for your bathroom can be overwhelming, following these few steps will ease your decision-making process. Does this Spark an idea?


Choosing the right pedestal sink

1. Evaluate your space: Start by asking a few basic questions: Where is the sink going to be placed? How much space do I have in my bathroom? Do I want a certain color of sink for my bathroom? By having a quick conversation with yourself and your family, you can save yourself a lot of time when you are in the store.

2. Consider the basics: Pedestal sinks typically come in two pieces. The bowl portion of your sink can come in a wide variety of sizes. Larger bowls are typically better in larger bathrooms, while a smaller bowl can be perfect in a tiny half-bath. Many of the larger bowls have a rim along the side that will hold hair brushes or curling irons, and deeper bowls allow more space to wash your hands without splashing. Similarly, the pedestal portion of your sink also comes in many different sizes. If you are taller, you may want to consider a taller pedestal to accommodate. However, before you purchase a separate bowl and pedestal you will need to make sure they will fit together when installed.

3. Choose a color and material of your sink: Sinks range in color from white to black, and pedestal sinks also come in a variety of materials. Be sure to check out all of your options, and ask about installation for different materials of sinks. Some solid surface sinks require professional installation, while typical pedestal sinks can be installed by a do-it-yourself handyman.

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