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How to Hire the Best Bathroom Sink Renovator

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If you have a broken sink or old and shabby, booking a bathroom sink renovation service is an easy way to repair your bathroom sink and give your bathroom a fresh look.

Before you hire a professional bathroom sink renovator, it is best to ask questions from the business regarding their credentials – license, insurance, work expertise, and more. It is also ideal to hire a tradie who has the experience to work on the type of sink and sink material you require as different materials require different sets of skills.

Types of Bathroom Sinks

Bathroom sinks come in different styles and benefits. Here are some of the most common styles you can choose from on your next bathroom renovation:

Pedestal Sinks

A pedestal sink is the most basic sink you can find composed of the lavatory and the pedestal that supports it. Because of their simplicity, pedestal sinks are cheap and can help you save money.

Pedestal sinks are slim and don’t take up too much space, making them excellent options for powder rooms or small bathrooms. The slim design also gives you the freedom to use valuable bathroom space for other fixtures or accessories such as storage racks, waste baskets or towel holders.

Wall-Mounted Sink

A wall-mounted sink is a basic sink bowl anchored to a wall without a pedestal supporting its weight. If you are looking for a sink replacement for a small bathroom, then a wall-mounted sink is an excellent option because it optimises space without sacrificing style.

Wall-mounted sinks are popular among bathroom designers because they come in various styles, designs, and materials. If you want a classical look for your bathroom, a porcelain sink is a viable option compared to steel or copper sinks.

Self-Rimming Sinks

A self-rimming sink is one with a rim that sits on top of the countertop, similar to those you see on metal kitchen sinks. They are common and your local sink provider should be able to offer a range of different options.

Self-rimming sinks allow homeowners to maximise space because they leave more countertop spaces. They are hygienic and help minimise risks of common bathroom-related diseases such as salmonella or e. Coli because the rim is visible and easy to clean and sanitise.

Undermount Sinks

An undermount sink is a sink secured under the countertop. When you have an under-mount sink, the rim or edge of the sink is not visible because it gets secured under the edge of the countertop cutout.

Undermount sinks are ideal if you have a stone or concrete countertop because the clean look of the sink allows users to focus on the countertop itself. Undermount sinks come in a wide variety of designs, shapes and materials, you have many options that you can choose from. 

Although most under-mount sinks are porcelain or ceramic, you can also source an under mount sink in a more durable material like granite or cast iron.

Vessel Sinks

A vessel sink is a basin installed on top of a bathroom vanity or countertop, and unlike other types of sink styles that can be used in kitchens, vessel sinks are only for bathrooms and handwashing areas.

A vessel sink is a cost-effective way of adding style to a bathroom because they are cheaper than under-mount or drop-in sinks. Vessel sinks can come in glass, stone, fired ceramic, or stainless steel. Because vessel sinks sit atop the vanity, they are generally easy to install, subject to plumbing requirements for taps and drainage.

Vanity Sinks

Vanity sinks are sinks that come with a bathroom cabinet or vanity. The base and the walls of a vanity sink typically cover the entire top of the cabinet. Vanity sinks are practical choices because they come in a wide range of designs, shapes, materials, and faucet configurations, so they can fit any bathroom design or style.

Vanity sinks are excellent options if you don’t have storage shelves in your bathroom because the cabinet of the vanity can be used as a storage space.

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Console Sinks

A console sink is a hybrid between a pedestal sink and a wall-mounted sink. Although a console sink gets supported by legs, the actual sink portion gets anchored to the wall for additional support and stability.

A console sink is an ideal bathroom sink if you want a clean minimalistic look for your bathroom. The open area also makes a console sink more accessible for wheelchair-bound users.

If you are going for a utilitarian look in your bathroom, then a console sink is an excellent option because the exposed pipes underneath can accentuate the design you are trying to achieve.

Semi-Recessed Sinks

As its name implies, a semi-recessed sink is where half of the sink sits inside the countertop or vanity. This is an excellent choice if you want a large sink bowl, but the space you have is only for a small sink.

Semi-recessed sinks come in modern and traditional designs, so it is easy to pair with any bathroom style or design. However, the elevated basin also makes it prone to cracks and chips. If you have a chipped basin, you can use a repair kit to fix it or hire a professional to perform chip repairs.

Integral Sinks

An integral sink is a sink made from the same material as the countertop it sits upon, resulting in a seamless appearance. It is difficult to tell where the sink ends with an integral sink, and the countertop begins resulting in a smooth transition.

Because of its unique appearance, an integral sink provides the homeowner with an excellent opportunity to develop a personalised design. Because an integral sink is one cohesive unit, a chip or damage on any part may force a sink repairer to replace the entire unit.

Washplane Sinks

A washplane sink primarily use for handwashing, These sinks are shallow and cannot hold much water. They often come in sleek and stylish designs that make them ideal for a modern bathroom. In addition, because of their small size, washplane sinks are also excellent for small bathrooms or powder rooms.

Washplane sinks often get anchored directly to the bathroom wall which cam make smaller bathroom look bigger. As there is nothing underneath a washplane sink, you can convert the area to a storage space to maximise the limited space in your bathroom.

Dual Faucet Sinks

Dual faucet sinks are bathroom sinks with two sinks each with its own faucet. Dual faucet sinks are common in master bathrooms. Dual faucet sinks are also excellent options for large families or homes with just one bathroom since more than one person can use sinks simultaneously.

Having dual faucets can save you time because you don’t need to wait for the other person to finish before using the tap yourself. Dual faucet sinks also have more countertop space so you can place your toiletries or makeup on the countertop without worrying about your partner knocking them over.

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Bathroom Sink Materials

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel sinks are soft-effective because they are durable, stain-resistant and can last a long time. Although it is resistant to corrosion, prolonged exposure to harsh cleaning chemicals such as muriatic acid or chlorine bleach can damage the finish of a stainless-steel sink and leave it vulnerable to rust.

Ceramic

Ceramic is a common material for sinks and can make a sink resistant to impact, dirt, and stains. Ceramic sinks also have glazed surfaces, making them resistant to chemicals.

Ceramic sinks, especially the white ones, may require more maintenance because dirt and grime are more visible against the shiny white surface.

Resin Washbasin

Resin is a popular washbasin material because it is easy to transform resin into a wide array of washbasin designs. With many design options available, you can easily find a design that will go well with your bathroom design.

Resin washbasins are not as durable and may not last as long as porcelain or natural stone sinks.

Glass

If you want a stylish sink, then a glass vessel sink can be an ideal option for you. Glass sinks are also excellent if you have a small bathroom because the semi-transparent appearance can make the bathroom look bigger.

Glass vessel sinks need constant care because they can develop unsightly water stains when neglected. They are also more prone to chipping.

Wood

If you want a sink that looks natural and is environment-friendly, a wood sink is an excellent choice. Wood sinks lend bathrooms a natural and warm interior atmosphere.

Wood sinks often cost more and require constant maintenance. Without proper care and sealing with silicone caulk, a wood sink can be prone to water damage.

Hire a Professional Bathroom Sink Repair Service

If you’re looking for a professional bathroom sink renovator to perform broken bathroom sink repairs, washbasin sink repair, or ceramic basin crack repairs, post a job at HIREtrades and we will help you get up to three free quotes.

To ensure that you’re hiring the right tradie, inquire about their credentials and the other services they offer such as sink plumbing services.

Whether you’re looking for a sink repairer, a bathroom renovator, a tiler, a painter or an expert in replacing a kitchen sink, the HIREtrades have the local network of tradies to help you realise your bathroom goals.

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