A Look at the Pros and Cons of Single and Double Basin Sinks

Bathroom sinks come in numerous shapes and sizes. In fact, when most people start a bathroom remodeling project, they are surprised to learn how many options they have when picking their sinks. As you consider choices like pedestal sinks, wall-mounted varieties, and under-mounted options, one of the most important picks you will make is between a single and double basin. Which one is right for your bathroom? Here is what you need to know.

Double Basin Sinks


Single-basin sinks are extremely common and are the norm in many homes and apartments for good reasons. They take up less space, are easy to clean, and are very functional. They are also suitable for all types of bathrooms, from powder rooms to master baths. They come in a number of different varieties, including high-style models such as pedestal and wall-mounted. They are easily incorporated into bathroom vanities.

For some people, single-basin sinks have drawbacks. For bathrooms that are shared, only one person can use the sink at a time. Heavy usage means that they need to be cleaned more frequently and that the parts are prone to breaking down from wear-and-tear, especially when they are in a bathroom shared by a large family. Sharing a single-basin sink with someone else also means living with his or her level of cleanliness or always cleaning up after that person so that the sink meets your standards.


For people who have complaints about single-basin sinks, double basins can be the ideal solution. A double basin sink lets two people share a bathroom without having to share a sink. They are also available in a wide variety of models and styles and can be incorporated into bathroom vanities. When they are included in a vanity, the double basin inevitably means a larger counter, which gives you more room to store your items.

Size is the main drawback with double basin sinks. They take up more space, so the bathroom must be an adequate size to contain them. Two basins also mean more surface area that needs to be cleaned.

Picking the Right Sink

The right sink choice may come down to the bathroom you are renovating. There is a little use for a double-basin sink in a powder room, and a single sink is also ideal for an en-suite single bedroom and any small bathroom. For master bedrooms and buddy bathrooms, however, double-basin sinks reign supreme.

Whatever kind of sink you envision for your bathroom remodeling project, you can be sure we will have the right fit. Browse for sink options on our website, where you will also see the full range of our selection of bathroom fixtures. You can also visit our blog for more advice on planning a bathroom remodel.


Must-Have Features for a Master Bathroom

If you are giving your master bathroom a facelift, functional design matters, but don’t skimp on the special features. After all, your master bathroom should be a place you can escape to and pamper yourself, so it should include features that feel luxurious to you, like a claw-foot bathtub or sleek bathroom fixtures. Give your master bathroom remodeling project a luxury flair with these must-have features.

Features for a Master Bathroom

Double Basin Sinks

No master bathroom is complete without double basin sinks. Having two basins gives you and a partner space to spread out and follow your own routines without having to wait for your turn or share with someone who has a different idea of “clean” than you. In a smaller master bathroom, you can get the sinks closer together, but if you have the space, separate them with a long counter that creates additional storage. For your countertop, choose a surface that is resistant to stains so that it will be easy to clean and will continue to look fresh for years.

Separate Shower and Tub

For many people, the master bathroom is a chance to move away from the shower-tub combo that is so common to a more unique set-up where they are kept separate. This has a functional purpose, in that someone can use the bath even if someone is in the shower, but it also gives you the opportunity to show off your style twice. For instance, you can opt for a glass door on your shower that displays your tiling and install a claw-foot tub that adds old-school charm. Having a separate tub also lets you have a deeper one than you would with a shower-tub combination.

Heated Floors

If you dread those first few steps onto the cold bathroom floor when you get up in the morning or when you get out of the shower, a heated floor could make your bathroom a lot more comfortable. Radiant heat flooring is eco-friendly and makes your bathroom inviting, even on the coldest of mornings. They can even make your entire bathroom feel warmer on those days when there is a chill in the air but it’s not quite cold enough to run your heating.

Whatever your vision of the perfect master bathroom is, we have the tools to make it a reality. Visit our website and browse our huge selection of bathroom sinks, showers, tubs, faucets, and much more. For more design inspiration and tips on bathroom remodeling projects, bookmark our blog.