Make a Statement with a New Pedestal Sink
Pedestal sinks save floor and counterspace by mounting to the wall. Between the wall and the pedestal, the sink is perfectly supported. Browse our 2022 selection of pedestal sinks to find the perfect combination of style and function for your bathroom.
What is a Pedestal Bathroom Sink?
A pedestal sink is usually composed of two parts: the pedestal and the sink basin that rests on the pedestal. Though they are often called freestanding sinks, the basin and pedestal are also attached to the wall behind them for additional support.
Pedestal sinks are a more affordable option than many traditional bathroom vanities, and they save a lot of space in smaller homes. We love having pedestal sinks in small bathrooms or half baths, but they can also make a style statement in larger bathrooms.
One of the main drawbacks of a pedestal sink is the lack of counter space and storage. Luckily, you can still store things in separate cabinets or shelves throughout your bathroom.
Modernizing Your Pedestal Sink
Many pedestal sinks come as a set, with the pedestal and sink included. But you can also purchase the two pieces separately so you can mix and match textures and styles. This is great if you’re looking to step away from the traditional white porcelain pedestal sink to look for something more modern.
There are a few things you can do to modernize your pedestal sink. First, look for separate pedestals and basins that can match together–like copper with natural stone or contrasting colors of fireclay.
Next, look for interesting shapes. Traditional pedestal sinks often have a round basin with a sleek and skinny pedestal. More modern options might be rectangular or sit on two metal legs instead of a single base. Lastly, choose modern decor and mirrors around your sink to modernize your pedestal sink.
How to Measure for a Pedestal Sink
The size and height of pedestal sinks varies greatly, so you want to make sure to carefully measure before you make your purchase. Here are some general rules to help you get the right pedestal sink.
The three most important measurements for a pedestal sink are the length (right to left) and width (front to back), and the height (from the pedestal base to the highest point of the basin.)
Make sure that there will be adequate room between the wall and the sink on both sides and that the sink isn’t so tall it will cover up a mirror or run into a medicine cabinet. It’s also important to take into consideration the height of the faucet that will be installed too.
Make careful measurements for the base of the pedestal so you can determine if it can fit into the space on the floor between the sink and other bathroom fixtures.
When determining the height of the sink, remember to check if the drain and bathroom sink faucet hookups will match up with your plumbing lines in the wall. If not, you will have additional labor costs to move the plumbing.
When choosing both the height and the length of your sink, be sure that any necessary wall reinforcements are in the right place to support the basin.
Are pedestal sinks going out of style?
Are pedestal sinks easy to install?
Pedestal sinks require a few more steps to install than other sinks, but they can still be appropriate for a DIY project. Place the pedestal in its location, brace the basin and pedestal to the wall, connect the plumbing and fixtures, and then seal the seams with caulk. Just remember that if the plumbing needs to be moved or you need new plumbing where it didn’t exist before, you should use a plumber.