As is so often the case, if you ask the question “Which is better – a vanity sink or a pedestal sink?” the answer is “It depends”.
There is absolutely no doubt that a pedestal sink takes up less room than a vanity sink, so if you have a very small bathroom that you are going to remodel, that may well be the deciding factor.
However, what you need to remember is that a pedestal sink – while taking up less space – offers you nothing else in return. It occupies the space that it occupies, but it does not give you any storage space of any description. In that sense, a pedestal sink is wasting space, which can be a problem if you need somewhere to keep towels, flannels, soaps and shampoos, and whatever else you use in your bathroom routine.
A vanity sink, on the other hand, makes full use of the space below the bowl, offering storage in the shape of drawers or cupboards, or both.
Furthermore, with a pedestal sink, your plumbing has to be exactly right as regards drainage, and with many sinks of this type, you may not be able to hide the delivery lines completely. With a vanity sink, however, this is not a problem, since everything is concealed.
Possible even more important are the aesthetics. Certainly, there are some very well designed pedestal sinks on the market, but there is such a vast range of choices with sink vanities available that you would be hard pushed not to find something that fits any style of bathroom décor.
Pedestal sinks all have a “modern” look, whereas sink vanities come in all shapes and sizes, and a huge variety of designs. You can have a sink vanity made of walnut, pine, teak, or other woods, such as many of the Bellaterra range are, and these have more of the look of a piece of fine furniture about them, whereas a pedestal sink is most obviously a pedestal sink. Sink vanities can have a bow front in similar fashion to a chest of drawers, a flat face, ball and claw feet, and more, and can have drawers or cupboards, or both.
Of course, Bellaterra do not only supply sink vanities made of wood. You can have the most modern looking vanities manufactured in a range of different materials, if that is your choice. These are available in a wide range of designs in both single and double formats, and can be floor mounted or wall mounted. There are also corner sink vanities available in the Bellaterra range. In addition, there are matching wall mirrors to complement every sink vanity that the company makes, and they also offer linen cabinets.
In short, provided that you have a reasonable amount of space in your bathroom, sink vanities are a better choice than pedestal sinks in every way. All of that space underneath the sink or bowl is not simply wasted space, and you have the added benefit of something that would look as fine in your lounge as it does in the bathroom.