Interiors 101: A Quick Lowdown On Bathroom Vanity Cabinets And Sinks

Last updated on August 12th, 2022

A bathroom is a room that often gets overlooked during the renovation process. However, the bathroom is also the first and the last space you interact with daily. Wondering how?

You wake up and go straight to the bathroom. Before you go to bed at night, you use the bathroom to freshen up. It is also where we grab our moments of solitude and truly focus on unwinding after the day’s stresses or disconnect from the world for a little while with a nice, long, hot shower. As this is such an important place in your house, you need to opt for bathroom vanity cabinets and sinks that are attractive and practical. 

We have compiled a list of the most popular types of bathroom cabinets and sinks available in the market. Let’s get started!

1. Pedestal Sink

A pedestal sink, also known as a freestanding or standalone sink, is constructed of a single or two pieces of material (typically ceramic or porcelain) that contain a narrow, pole-like base and a broader sink basin that sits on the pedestal. Over the years, details, design features, and sizes of a pedestal sink have changed, but the basic concept has remained the same. Aside from the obvious space-saving benefits, it can also be used to add a classic and elegant feel to your bathroom design.

2. Wall-mounted Sink

A wall-mounted sink, also referred to as a floating and wall-hung sink, is attached directly to the wall, and the pipes underneath are often exposed without the support of a pedestal. It can be fitted and swapped out quickly and easily. Plus, a vanity or ceramic column can be added beneath the sink to provide additional storage or conceal the exposed piping. Typically, it is the best solution for a smaller bathroom and is also quite affordable.

3. Vessel Sink Vanity

A vessel sink vanity offers a stunning focal point in bathroom design. It is the type of sink that lies on top of the vanity, unlike traditional wall-mounted and pedestal sink styles. A vessel sink vanity does not require a wide cutout and provides extra storage space underneath. An antique dresser or side table with a vessel sink allows a vessel sink vanity to become more of a decorative piece instead of just a place to wash hands. The vanity may be as big or tiny as you need it to be, making it suitable for any bathroom or powder room size.

4. Drop-in Sink

Drop-in sinks sit on the edge of a cabinet or vanity’s pre-cut hold. The sink edge is a few inches above the countertop, which helps keep water inside while supporting and anchoring the sink.

5. Undermount Sink

An undermount sink seamlessly transitions from sink to counter for a sleek modern high-end look. It is installed in the cutout of the bathroom cabinet or vanity top. The sink has a flat and easy-to-clean countertop. Moreover, as the sink is clamped and bolted underneath, there is no edge to define the sink profile as with a drop-in sink.

6. Vanity Sink

A bathroom vanity comprises a sink and cabinetry that surrounds it. It provides storage and conceals exposed piping to keep everything looking nice and tidy. We recommend you choose a vanity sink with plenty of storage for toiletries, hairdryers and straighteners, cosmetics, cleaning products, medicines, and anything else you would like easy access to.


As the type of bathroom sink you choose can uplift or tear down the overall aesthetics of your bathroom, you should be careful when making a final decision. Take into consideration the cost, bathroom space, and other bathroom fixtures and designs. Also, be sure to opt for a durable bathroom sink and cabinet that’ll last for years and are simple to repair.

Today, bathroom vanity cabinets and sinks are available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. So, go right ahead and see what appeals to your heart the most. Happy decorating, folks!