Do any of you have an itty bitty pedestal sink in your house? I think they are so delicate and pretty. I never actually had a pedestal sink until moving into this house in September, where the previous owners installed two in the two rather small downstairs bathrooms.
In theory, a pedestal sink is a dream, it's small, doesn't take up space, it's pretty, has an old world look. It's just the perfect sink, right ... wrong. Well, in my experience, pedestal sinks are just not functional. Sinks are meant to be used, wash your dirty hands (may be even your kids' feet), pot plants, clean paint brushes, give your dog a bath, soak your delicates, clean your shoes.
I dream of a big, huge laundry sink made of exquisite porcelain. My favorites are ones that have the counter top sides, like the one in the third image. My second favorite is the one in the sixth image with the dual compartment, which I think would serve the same purpose as the shelf ... may be even be more functional in some cases, and it's smaller so it might actually fit in our little mudroom bathroom. Anyway, enough of my sink talk, I just wanted to share my thoughts on sinks and a few examples that are just beautiful.
Function should not be compromised for beauty, and beauty should not be compromised for function.