How-To: Selecting a Pedestal Sink

If you are looking for a solution for a small bath space where a vanity might be too big - perhaps a powder room or a half-bath (a bath with a toilet and sink but without a shower or tub) - then a pedestal sink could be the right choice.

A pedestal sink takes up the least amount of space within the room. With no cabinet to go with them they do not offer any storage as a single sink vanity would. However for spaces of this size sometimes storage is not a major concern over a tight space. This makes the most efficient use of the space within a small bathroom.

Once you decide a pedestal sink is the right direction for your project, the question of size comes into play. Most pedestal sinks are a similar size. Typically pedestal sinks have only a few inches in overall difference in the width, unlike cabinets where you can have a larger size range. You will want to take into account the size of the room and location of the toilet when selecting a pedestal sink so you will have clear access for all door swings, the toilet, and any accessories in the space.

Note: You should consult your local codes (varies by state) for all clearances. Recommended clearances are 15” from a wall to the centerline of the toilet bowl; 15” from the centerline of the toilet bowl to the edge of a cabinet; 21”-24” in front of a toilet.

A simple exercise with a tape measure and the bathroom can help define the maximum size that would be appropriate for the space. Then the fun of selecting the actual unit is the next step. There are a wide variety of styles of pedestal sinks, so pick something that suites not only your personal tastes, but it should also fit the style of the room you are remodeling. Have fun with this process as a pedestal sink makes a statement within a room.

Once you have things sized and selected, it’s time to make that all important purchase. Then the team here at Bath Cabinets Depot can get your newly selected pedestal sink on its way to you as quickly as possible.