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Pedestal sinks are so named because the lavatory (also known as the sink) rests on a stand or pedestal. These lavatories are most often made from vitreous china, but are also available in porcelain coated steel and bronze. Pedestal sinks come in styles ranging from contemporary to Victorian. From a design standpoint, a pedestal sink will be the focal point In a large bathroom. In a small bath, their slim profile enhances the impression of spaciousness, or spaciocity, as they say in LA. Pedestal sinks are long on beauty and short of storage space. There is no vanity cabinet involved here. So where do you hide the plumbing? Right. Inside the pedestal, which is secured to the floor. The sink top is mounted to the wall and is supported by the pedestal stand. Before you scrap your old vanity set up for a pedestal, here are a few things to consider:
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|