Picture 1: Undermount Sink
This is perhaps the most popular sink there is out there, almost all the bathrooms you see have this type of sink. This sink gets its name because of the fact that it's installed under the countertop (which has to be solid surface by the way). A few reasons why this sink is so popular is because it maximizes overall countertop space, is easy to clean, and gives an smooth finish all around.
Picture 2: Vessel Sink
Also referred to as countertop sink and even bowl sink considering it's a big bowl on top of the countertop. This sink is the exact opposite of the undermount in that it goes on top of the countertop instead of below and because of that they don't require undermount installation but do need a pop-up drain. This type of sink is somewhat new and trendy because of it but not yet popular considering they can be expensive. However lots of people like this style for how bold it is and some say it's actually comfortable to use since they're higher.
Picture 3: Self-Rimming Sink
Also known as drop-in sink, this one is very similar to the undermount sink except it has a rim or "border" that sits on the top of the countertop. The reason it has the rim is so that it can support the sink's weight. Like the undermount sink, this one is also extremely popular because of how easy it is to install and the fact you can install it on an already existing countertop.
Picture 4: Wall-Mounted Sink
This one isn't as popular but many say it's a great choice for small bathrooms since it doesn't use any floor space. It's installed to the wall, hence the name, and doesn't require any countertop, legs, or vanity base. It can also be installed at different heights and there's usually a shroud that hides the pipes. The one pictured is from KOHLER.
Picture 5: Pedestal Sink
This type is one that stands completely alone and takes up barely any floor space which makes it another great option for small bathrooms. The design is kind of similar to like a birdbath and because of that it doesn't need a vanity. The one pictured is also from KOHLER.
Picture 6: Console Sink
If a wall mounted sink and a pedestal sink got together this would be the result. It's a cross between the two styles in which the sink itself is installed to the wall but it has 2 or 4 legs. Depending on the style of the sink it can come with storage or shelving below which is a nice option for small spaces and making the most of storage. As you can see, the one pictured does have a shelf at the bottom and that sink is from American Standard.
That's all of the different types of bathroom sinks available, do you have a favorite? Let us know!
Til Next Time,