Free-standing sinks, otherwise known as pedestal sinks, are a great space-saving option for small or oddly shaped bathrooms. They typically have two parts—a sink basin often mounted to a wall and a pedestal beneath it for added support instead of a cabinet for extra storage. When it comes to aesthetics, sinks like these are visually appealing for their sleek looks and work beautifully with traditional, modern, or vintage-inspired decor. We think one of the best places in a home for one of these sinks is a powder room where extra room to stash stuff under the basin may not be needed. However, no matter where you want to place a pedestal sink, it is guaranteed to pay off big when it comes to function and style. The following ideas will get you inspired.
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Square Pedestal Sink With Chrome Legs
There is no doubt that a pedestal sink can eliminate the visual clutter created by a hefty bathroom vanity with cabinet storage. Here the experts Z Plus Interiors added a small square basin supported on chrome legs to a teensy powder room brimming with nautical style. Notice how it works with the compact toilet and round mirror. The pedestal sink balances the other features in the room without making the small space feel overdone or cramped.Continue to 2 of 15 below.
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Traditional Pedestal Sink Made of Fireclay
Interior designer, Annie Downing went with a traditionally styled pedestal sink made of fireclay. Its straight lines, tapered foundation, and decorative detailing that resembles crown molding make this example an enduring classic. The gold fixtures and knobs throughout the space, including the sink's faucet, add a dose of bling to the bathroom that coordinates beautifully with the blue penny tiles.Continue to 3 of 15 below.
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Double Basin Pedestal Sink With Marble Countertop
When a bathroom vanity and sink set built for two is simply too big, consider this idea from interior designer Zoe Feldman. Here two basins topped off with a marble countertop are supported by a chrome console table. The unit comes with integral front, and side towel bars for space-saving convenience — the trash can and mirror are additional chrome elements that add cohesion to the transitional space.Continue to 4 of 15 below.
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Mini Utility Sink on a Chrome Pedestal
Porcelain utility sinks, with or without pedestals, lend a little old-timey style to spaces while being 100 percent up to speed with modern tastes. Black Lacquer Design selected this pint-size take on the classic feature. It was an ideal choice for the remodeled arts and crafts house, which includes classic details from the period like the beadboard half wall.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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This Pedestal Sink Makes This Small Bathroom Seem Bigger
Annie Thompson, the savvy blogger behind DIY Decor Mom, picked a classic pedestal sink when remodeling her first-floor bathroom. Unlike a basin and cabinet set, it really opens up the floor space making the bathroom feel as airy and spacious as possible. We appreciate how this sink complements the modern yet retro-inspired décor.Continue to 6 of 15 below.
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Beach-Inspired Powder Room With a Pedestal Sink
A small corner by the door is usually an ideal spot for a pedestal sink — this rounded example from Studio80 suits the general feel of this beach-inspired bathroom. The chrome sink fixtures nicely match the brushed nickel mirror and coordinating pendant light.Continue to 7 of 15 below.
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White Pedestal Sink With a Rounded Basin
Just like basins, pedestal sinks are also available in rounded shapes that can add a touch of visual softness to a room, unlike rectangular options. The designers at Re-Bath, a bathroom remodeling company, installed this shapely option with a small round basin. It adds functionality without stealing attention away from the white Carrara marble shower walls and tub backsplash.Continue to 8 of 15 below.
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Pedestal Sink Makes the Most of an Awkward Space
When most of us think of newly remodeled bathrooms, images of large vanities and soaker bathtubs come to mind. However, many people do not have the space to house these amenities. That is when a pedestal sink can work wonderfully — especially in an awkwardly shaped powder room like this example smartly updated by Dillan Thompson. The pedestal sink makes the most of a sliver of wall space.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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How to Elevate a Small Bathroom With the Right Sink
You may never have thought that this chic, fun-size powder room has a couple of problems. The first? An awkward door placement that eats up precious square footage. The second is a weird, angled wall that also absorbs precious inches. The combination means a standard vanity could not fit. For Janet Lorusso, the principal designer at JRL Interiors, the evident and elegant solution is a pedestal sink. Unlike a basin with a boxy base cabinet, it takes up less physical space and also less visual space too. As a nice bonus, the extra floor space made room for a small trash bin. While sinks like this one can work in both casual and formal bathrooms, here, Lorusso elevates things with bronze accents and fixtures.Continue to 10 of 15 below.
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Modern Bathroom With Retro Appeal
We have a thing for modern spaces with luxe retro vibes like this bathroom by Black Lacquer Design. The patterned teal tile and rectangular pedestal sink are both unique details, which, when combined, pop like architectural elements.Continue to 11 of 15 below.
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Trough Style Pedestal Sink Built for Two People
Fans of trough style sinks will appreciate this pedestal option on turned legs in a bathroom by Vdal Design Collaborativei. It comes equipped with a lower shelf for towel storage. The basin built for two is also ideal for bathing babies. We think it lends some modern farmhouse flair to an otherwise traditional space.Continue to 12 of 15 below.
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Chic Blue Bathroom With White Fixtures
Contemporary style merges with classic design in this moody blue bathroom featured on Homepolish. The square pedestal sink perfectly offsets the rounded curves of the clawfoot tub.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Small and Stylish Apartment Bathroom
This small apartment bathroom would look cramped if the pedestal sink were swapped for a traditional basin and vanity set. Another bright design trick worth stealing from this example featured on Homepolish is keeping all the standard bath features on one side. Note how it creates plenty of room to move around the tub and sink.Continue to 14 of 15 below.
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Nautical Inspired Bathroom With a Pedestal Sink
An attic bathroom makes a bold nautical statement in this home by Chango and Company. The clean and unfussy appearance of the pedestal sink balances the visual punch from the statement-making wallpaper.Continue to 15 of 15 below.
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Glamorous Brass Pedestal Sink With Marble Basin
Pedestal sinks can certainly feel glamorous. This chic bathroom by Tracy Lynn Studio features shiny brass legs with a frosted glass shelf. The basin is luxurious marble topped off with gorgeous brush brass nobs and faucet.