Adding a bathroom sink is not as simple as you might think. There are several things to think about and questions to answer before you can decide what you should do about this important part of a bathroom. If you are replacing an existing sink, the considerations are different from adding one in where there was not one originally. Pipe layout and drains are important parts of adding or modifying a sink layout in your bathroom. You should think the size and scope of your remodel project carefully. When you are ready to add a bathroom sink, consider calling Forrest Anderson for help turning your bathroom remodeling dream into reality.
Turning a Single Sink Vanity Into a Double Sink
For many couples, living with only one sink in the bathroom is a hardship. Especially if both people need to get ready in the morning at the same time. It will be best for you to find two matching sinks, especially if you live in an older home. It may be hard to match the sink you already have. You could “do-it-yourself” with this project. However, the following issues could end causing you headaches and a lot of money.
Changing the vanity
Managing the plumbing so that it stays within code
Other potential pitfalls along the way
It really is best to have the help of a professional with this kind of plumbing change in your bathroom.
Adding in a New Sink
There are many decisions you have to make when it is time to add a new bathroom sink. One of those decisions involves the type of sink you will put in. Pedestal sinks are an attractive feature, but you lose out on the storage that a sink in a cabinet provides.
Unusual sinks are very intersting and increasingly popular. Some have angles in the bowl, some are made of materials like rock, glass, or metal. A popular design feature is to take a piece of furniture (new or antique,) place it in the bathroom, and install a sink in the top. The drawers or under part of the piece of furniture will have to be modified to accommodate the plumbing.
Budgeting When You Want to Add a Bathroom Sink
If you are not familiar with the cost of doing a plumbing bathroom remodel or you do not know how much it would cost to add a bathroom sink, go shopping at your local home improvement store. There, you can get ideas about which styles you like and make some decisions about cabinets, faucets, and sinks. Unless you know someone who can provide you an estimate on plumbing materials, you do not need to visit the plumbing section of the home improvement store.
Once you have made some decisions, or you have a better idea of what kind of style you want, take the next step – contacting a licensed plumbing company.
At Forrest Anderson, we have the 50+ years of experience and satisfied customers to make sure we get your job done right. We will visit your home, look at the area where you want to add a bathroom sink and give you an estimate of the cost of your project.