Perhaps I am highly influenced by own 21st century first world life, but, to me, a sink is an essential in a bathroom. Bathroom sinks take many shapes and forms. They have certainly come a long way from being bowls filled with water carried into a home from an outdoor well. Now you will find bathroom sinks that are mounted beneath counters, on top of the counter, or seamlessly part of the counter itself. Sinks can be shaped like bowls, squares, rectangles, ovals, troughs, and much more. Nowadays sinks are even available in a large variety of colors and materials. The options truly seem endless.

Despite an endless supply of options, we have worked to find the best of the best to list here on this page. We’ve searched far and wide to find the most popular bathroom sinks. We have also done our best to categorize these sinks for you based on their shapes, mounting options, and décor style.

Buying Information

Before we dive right into a short list of today’s best and most popular bathroom sinks, let’s quickly go over the ups and downs of a few options you may want to consider before committing yourself to one type or another.

Above or Below Counter? – Actually, as I have already stated, there is really another option as well – all-in-one. For many people, the decision of purchasing an above counter, below counter, or all-in-one sink is one based on aesthetics. While aesthetics and overall bathroom design are, surely, something to be considered when making this decision, I encourage you to consider a few other things as well. First, water tends to build up along the edges of above-counter sinks if they are not properly cared for. If this is the option you choose, be sure to properly caulk the edges. Second, when not properly installed, an undermount sink can be structurally weak. If you go with this option, be sure that someone installs it who knows what he or she is doing. Finally, an all-in-one sink cannot be easily replaced if it ever cracks. In fact, you would need to replace the entire countertop.

Overflow or No? – Most people aren’t even aware of the overflow slot in their bathroom sink. Many of us, on the other hand, are well aware of the annoying, bathwater-stealing overflow inside our bathtubs. Is there really a purpose to an overflow slot in a bathroom sink? I mean, there isn’t one in most kitchen sinks, so why would one be necessary in a bathroom sink? The truth is that it really isn’t all that necessary. However, as someone with children I do understand that it can come in handy if you find yourself dealing with people who clog the drain and then find it necessary to leave the water running as they brush their teeth. Perhaps kitchen sinks don’t have overflow slots because their creators know that parents rarely let children use a kitchen sink unsupervised.

Whether you choose a sink with an overflow slot or not will be a matter of personal preference. Some companies have even become clever in the shape and design of these slots in an effort to make them more stylish. Sinks without overflow slots, generally, have a more polished appearance. Sinks with overflow slots are much more sensible for people with children.

Other Options – There are a couple of other options you should consider, in addition to the most popular options of countermount, undermount, and all-in-one sinks. These options include wall mount sinks, slim sinks, and pedestal sinks.

Best Rustic Bowl
Elecwish Bathroom Lavatory Vessel Sink

This beautiful tempered glass above-counter basin will offer the perfect accent to many different bathroom styles. It will add a touch of warmth to an industrial bathroom and a rustic yet modern feel to a contemporary space. It will even work well as part of a larger, more intricate ensemble designed for a steampunk atmosphere. Though it may be a little on the glossy/glassy side for a country or cottage style bathroom, its colors will match perfectly with many of those designs. So long as you tie in more polished elements around the room it should fit in just fine.

Perhaps one of my favorite things about this sink is the fact that it comes with everything you should need to use it. Do you like the oil-rubbed, solid bronze faucet and handle pictured with it? I hope so, because it comes as part of the ensemble. Like the idea of a push-style stopper and the fact that the stopper in the picture matches the faucet and handle? Again, I hope so, because this comes with the sink as well. It even comes with a ceramic valve, hot and cold hookup lines, and all mounting hardware. Unlike some of the other options on this list, you shouldn’t need to purchase any additional pieces to fully install and use this sink.

Measuring in at 16.5 inches in diameter, this large basin-style sink will offer you more than enough space to complete your daily bathroom tasks. At 5.5 inches deep, it can also be filled to preserve water during tasks such as shaving.

Though this is a strong basin, I wouldn’t suggest it for people whose children (like a couple of my own) are clumsy and may not be able to properly care for such a piece. After all, bathroom sinks are often shared by multiple family members.

Best Clear Glass Bowl
Yescom Bathroom Tempered Glass Vessel Sink

If you like the idea of a glass, above-counter sink but aren’t crazy about the dark colors featured in the sink listed above, I would like to direct your attention to this clear glass above-counter sink basin. The crystal clarity of this sink in conjunction with its square shape makes it the perfect addition to any contemporary space. In fact, it would nicely accent many modern and industrial spaces as well.

Similar to the measurements of the above-counter sink listed above, this one measures 16.5 inches wide, 16.5 inches long, and 5.5 inches deep, offering ample space for all bathroom sink tasks. Also like the rustic-style sink listed above, and any other above-counter sink, this one does not feature an overflow slot.

The faucet, handle, and all hookups will have to be purchased separately, as this does not come as an ensemble unit, but only as a single piece sink. Although I do like it when installation pieces come with my sinks, I actually prefer not to have handles and drain plugs included. Instead, I appreciate the opportunity to select the pieces which I feel will best accent my bathroom space. Feel free to pair this sink with any tall faucet spout – stainless steel, brushed chrome, oil rubbed bronze – whatever fits your needs and tastes the best.

Best Pedestal Sink
Barclay 3-201WH Hampshire 450 Lavatory in White

Are you lacking adequate space in your bathroom for a full vanity-style countertop and large sink? Do you need to save space? Are you looking for an elegant, yet simple, bathroom sink with just enough room around it to house a bar of soap and a bottle of hand lotion? Are you tired of people piling things onto your bathroom countertop? If you answered yes to any of these questions you may want to consider purchasing a pedestal sink such as this fine piece from Barclay.

Simple, yet elegant lines make up this stunning pedestal sink. From the sweeping curves of its base to the simple design of its basin, this sink is pure understated beauty. Much of the time, pedestal sinks feature intricate designs crafted to accent the intricate designs of clawfoot bathtubs. Though this style is wonderful for a Victorian or country cottage bathroom style, it isn’t quite what a contemporary bathroom calls for. With more and more people moving toward the contemporary style, I figured it was only fitting to find them a compact option which best accented their spaces.

The solid, sturdy china pedestal and solid, sturdy china sink come as two separate pieces. Some assembly will be required if you purchase this sink. The faucet, drain, and hookups are also not included, but this offers you the opportunity to purchase whatever style of faucet, handles, and drain you prefer to match your bathroom décor.

Best Squared Above-Counter Basin
Luxier CS-006 Porcelain Ceramic

If you would like an above-counter sink but don’t want to deal with the hassle of trying to clean a clear glass sink or would simply prefer the accent of the color white in your bathroom design, take some time to consider this Luxier ceramic sink.

The tapered square design of this sink lends beautifully to any classic contemporary or Scandinavian design. Whether you are trying to create a modular, streamlined bathroom or simply want to add a few squared pieces to your soft, luxurious space, this sink will help you achieve those design goals.

Measuring 16 inches long by 16 inches wide and 4.5 inches deep, this sink offers more than enough space to complete bathroom tasks with ease and can certainly be filled enough to accommodate more in-depth cleaning tasks.

Unlike some of the sinks on this list, this sink is not sold with any hookups, installation hardware, faucet, handles, or a drain. Though this may sound like a bit of a rip off, the truth is that it actually offers you more of an ability to customize this piece to your particular tastes and needs. You can easily find a tall spout and handle (or two handles) which will match you décor.

Best Round Above-Counter
FH Round Bowl Porcelain Ceramic Vessel

Very similar in overall design to the squared ceramic above-counter sink listed just above it, this sink brings you the classic feel of white ceramic and the contemporary feel of an above-counter design. Unlike the other white above-counter sink, however, this one is round. It is best suited to spaces which embrace curves in fixtures and will beautifully accent any rounded freestanding bathtub.

With a 13-inch diameter, this sink is large enough for most bathroom tasks though not as large as most below-counter or built-in options. I would suggest this type of sink for a powder room more so than a family bathroom, as it simply doesn’t offer as much space as many families will need for shaving or brushing teeth. It does, however, offer plenty of room for handwashing.

Though this sink does not come with a drain, drain cover, handle(s), or faucet spout, its simple and elegant design will allow you to match almost any properly-sized pieces with it for whatever interior design goals you may have. Simple, white, and round, this sink is one of the most versatile above-counter sinks on this list in terms of style.

Best Rectangular Undermount
Kohler K-2882-0 Verticyl Sink

Let’s step out of the realm of above-counter sinks and go down under the counter for a little bit. I selected this particular sink as the best under-counter option based on a few different important points I want to discuss here. First of all, it was the most popular of all the under-counter sinks I came across in my research. To me, this says a lot about its quality. It also says a lot about its versatility in terms of style.

This glazed ceramic sink is large, sturdy, and built to last. Its rectangular shape allows you to make the most of the space in your bathroom by utilizing areas a round or oval sink does not. Generally speaking, under-counter sinks are much larger than above-counter sinks and this one is no exception. Measuring approximately 17 inches long and 13 inches wide, this deep sink is even large enough to double as a bathtub for a baby.

What has probably made this sink so versatile in terms of style is the fact that it is available in ten different colors, including white, dune, biscuit, almond, sandbar, Mexican sand, ice grey, cashmere, thunder grey, and black. Surely something out of these color options will fit well into your bathroom style. That is, of course, unless you have decided to go with the art deco appeal of powder pink and blue fixtures.

Best Corner Sink
Barclay 4-745WH Petite Vitreous China Basic

Do you have a tiny bathroom? Are you trying to figure out how on Earth you can fit a sink and a toilet into a powder room the size of a closet? Are you trying to add a shower stall to an already cramped two-piece bath? Fret not, for this Barclay sink will allow you to meet those requirements. You can tuck this tiny wall-mount sink away in any corner of your bathroom (provided there is accessible plumbing, of course).

All mounting hardware and a handy set of instructions have been included with this triangular fixture. Its basin is large enough to allow you to wash your hands or brush your teeth. Its white china material is strong and durable enough to stand the test of time. Its single faucet and handle hole is located in the very back corner so as to optimize the amount of space available for the basin. The location of the faucet also allows you to hide your plumbing in the corner of the room as well.

Best Rectangular Wall Mount Sink
Renovator’s Supply Bathroom Sink

For those with little to no room in their bathrooms for counters and cabinets, as well as those who are looking for something very basic and simple, I have found this wonderful wall-mount option. It attaches to your wall with little effort on your part and leaves all the space beneath open for whatever use you require.

Unlike some other wall-mount sinks this one does not require a mounting bracket or a considerable amount of work to hold it in place. I believe this is part of why this sink is so popular. Instead of using a mounting bracket, mounting docks have been built into the back of this sink. They allow you to simply fit it onto the wall using lag bolts (which you do, unfortunately, have to purchase separately).

I also love that this sink is perfect for slim bathrooms. Bathrooms which are only three to four feet wide can be very difficult for maneuvering around and even more difficult to create a floor plan for. This sink will allow you to utilize even the tiniest amount of space. In fact, I recently saw a sink like this in my aunt’s bathroom. I remember thinking, “Genius! Absolutely genius!” She had her toilet tucked away on one side of the door and a small shower stall on the other side, leaving only the space opposite the door for her tiny slim-design sink. Most people would have thought her 8 foot by 4 foot bathroom was far too small to accommodate all three pieces, but she made it work and so can you.

More Than a Washing Space

Those of us who enjoy well-designed spaces appreciate the fact that fixtures such as bathroom sinks serve more than their typical, traditional purpose. In a well-designed space, a bathroom sink also acts as an integral part of the visual design. I hope you’ve been able to find a sink which will match your own interior décor while also meeting your bathroom task needs.