Sunday, June 14, 2009


We are finally going to get our bathrooms re-modeled. We have everything all set to go and our time is coming soon to start getting everything torn out.

Yet, I have a problem. Can you help me decide which sink to get? Please!

I'm planning on a doing a retro looking bathroom. We already have the bathtub/shower done. It's done with white subway tiles and trimmed in black.

I'm going to do the floor in black and white tiles also. We will have bead-board up 1/2 on the walls and I'm not sure if I'm going to paint the top part light pink or light blue.

So here is the first sink. I want a pedestal sink for sure. Just not sure which shape I should go with. No matter which one I get it will have shinny chrome faucets.

This square one is nice. It gives a retro feel since it is a pedestal sink. Yet, it also says modern as this sink is a bit different then the old sinks from the past. It's more of a common shape of sinks now days when a pedestal sink is wanted.

Then there is this oval shape sink. I think it gives a nice retro feel to it. Sort of more from the 20's or 30's really.

I like it and think it's nice because it's different then most pedestal sinks these days.

This one is sort of a combo of the two above. Square and modern but still has an oval retro look thanks to the oval bowl.

I like that it does have a bit of an area around the sink to put things. Maybe some pretty flowers and soap?

I'm having a hard time deciding which one to go with. So I really hope you will help me out and leave me a message on which one you like the best.


Harbor Hon said...

I'm so totally a #3 kind of girl. Need space to put things I'm using and some pretty flowers to brighten things up. Yes, #3 is my choice. Can't wait to see everything when it's completed. xxoo

Tina Schiefer said...

Hi Joanne.

#1 is very art deco-retro. I think #2 is too oval. Reminds me of a bed pan - sorry! I agree with Carolyn - I think #3 is just right. Just enough square in an oval sort of way.

I had a tough time deciding on a sink as well. Too round, too oval, too short, too tall, no sides, etc...

We decided on this one for one of our bathrooms. We got it at Lowe's. It was 2pcs. and easy to move and install.

Here is a product link:

Here is another on my blog:

I like the flat areas to set things, the curved front for a softer look, and the rectangular sides and back to fit in the rectangle space. I chose to put spacers behind it - to clear the existing molding that protrudes from the wall. I just haven't painted them the wall color yet OR really decorated the place 100%!

Good Luck. Can't wait to see your re-do!


Tina Schiefer said...

Ok. So now I feel bad about calling #2 a bed pan. Sorry! Open mouth - insert foot!?!

I hope you find and choose the one that YOU LOVE!


Unknown said...

The square sink on top is very elegant, but also very masculine. The oval one still retains the elegance and has a softer, more feminine feel to it. I'm going with #2 for what it's worth.
Have fun! :)

LaVon Baker said...

#1 one is nice but the corners are just to sharp for me. #2 I really like for the reason that there is no room to leave anything out to clutter it or fall off on the tile and break. Also, the oval gives a designers break to all the square tiles. It's #2 for me.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

My choice is #3. I think it is a good combination of both the rectangular and the oval and I love the pedestal that it sits on. It would be nice to have some space to put things around the sink. Bead board is my absolute favorite. I wish I had some in my house. Can't wait to see your new bathroom. It sounds beautiful!!! Love & blessings from NC!

Tara said...

My vote goes for sink #3. The best of both worlds! Good luck deciding!

Tracey said...

I like #3. I really like it and feel it is the most retro. I do like the second one, but a little too modern, I think. Good luck Joanne,, it's a tough decision.

Catherine said...

Number 3 for sure. We had one very similar in our 1920`s Philadelphia house.

Unknown said...

I like #2 for a soft retro feel and like you said, is different than most. What ever you choose, I know it will be perfect!

Connie said...

I like #3 the best, honey. Love the found bowl with square shape. Looks like there would be more room to set things on it when putting on makeup and such. And you can set some froufrou on there as well. Yep, that's the one I love.

Glenda said...

I like the third one. It seems to have more area around the bowl. There all good choices though.


Jean Tuthill said...

I like #3 the best. I like the square with the oval sink and room on the side to sit something down when you need to. I can't wait to see it all put together, sounds beautiful so far.

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

I vote for #3. The others have too much of a modern edge.

Allidink said...

I like the mix of the two! #3! LOL. I can't wait to see your bathroom all done!

All the best,

Diana Ferguson said...

I vote for #3. Just love it!
Good luck with the redo.