The problem, of course, is a lack of counterspace and storage. If the bathroom is going to be used by several family members multiple times daily, a pedestal sink is totally inappropriate unless you provide other counter and storage around the sink. Each user needs a place to store things.
Of course, not all bathrooms receive high use. Powder rooms, or even low-use guest baths, are a good place to make a design statement. Pedestal sinks work great in a powder room because these sinks don’t require much space and, in a powder room, only minimial storage is required.
It’s also a matter of style. Many people want their powder room or a second bath that’s accessible to guests to be a strong reflection of their personality, sense of taste, and style. The powder room or second bath is a good place to put your best foot forward with a stylish pedestal sink.
There are ways to solve the storage dilemma. You can surround a pedestal sink with functional storage. In fact, some manufacturers are making products for just this purpose. Robern, for example, makes a sophisticated series of modular cabinet and lighting systems as well as other bathroom mirrors and accouterment. Their stylish line includes modular cabinets that may be stacked both horizontally and vertically, offering excellent design freedom.
If you’re considering a bathroom makeover, the bottom line is to become an informed consumer. Know your options and study their differences. If necessary, get professional design help. With planning and appropriate choices, you can assemble a scheme that’s both practical and a reflection of your family’s style.
Copyright (C) 2006 by Don Vandervort, HomeTips.com.