Minimalist sinks and sculptural tubs aren’t for everyone. When it comes to the bathroom, a traditional look is often ideal, especially if you live in a period home. What traditional definitely doesn’t have to mean is stuffy or dated. Think cross-handle faucets, claw-foot tubs and pedestal sinks — all markers of classic, timeless bathroom style and likely to look as good in 10 years as they do now.
These undermount sinks are quite deep, which helps avoid splashing as they’re used. Undermount sinks fit below the countertop. As you see here, the edges of the countertop are exposed, so they have to be finished and watertight. Many undermount sinks are used with solid surface countertops like the one shown here. They also work well with stone countertops.
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Washstand – A classic washstand can elevate a plain sink into something more interesting while adding a sense of space. In this smart powder room, it works perfectly with the vintage-style faucets, checkerboard floor tile and subway wall tile. A hexagonal mirror and armed wall lamps with shades also add a traditional touch.
There’s no need to limit your sink to what’s on store shelves. Repurposing any number of vessels into a sink — whether new or vintage — will show off your personal style with little effort. From old metal buckets to massive shells to rain barrels — if it can hold water, it can be your next sink. Still doubtful? Check out these innovative ideas to get inspired for your next home design project.
Glass sinks add a neat look to bathrooms and kitchens. For one thing, glass sinks are usually made in unusual shapes which creates an interesting design for the room. They come in colors that aren’t typically used for sinks (like blue and green). They reflect the light of the room in ways that differ from traditional sinks. By playing around with the different textures, shapes, colors and effects of glass you can make a sink that really makes your rooms stand out from the rest.