Q: Can I use a bathroom sink as a bar sink?
A: Sure! Consider these four things:
- Consider how the bottoms are shaped and the overall design. Bath sinks typically have a rounded bottom, while bar sinks often have a flat and bigger bottom.
- If your intent is to have a place for you or your guests to put dirty glassware, a bar sink with a flat bottom has more interior space and will hold more items. Glasses will stand vertically inside, too. With a round-bottomed bath sink, glassware will not easily stand vertically and the shallow basin might cause your glassware to tumble toward the drain. If you’re looking for a multi-purpose sink that can also serve as a sunken ice bucket, the flat-bottomed bar sink will hold more ice and bottles. If you want a sink to be able to rinse items, wash hands, or prep garnishes and appetizers, both styles will work well.
- Think about what it will look like after installation. Will the bath sink look awkward or out of place? A typical bath sink might not be the best fit, but a unique bath sink like our Trough, Charola, or apron front Bandeja would look and function great. Each of these sinks is reminiscent of a utility sink, without being super deep and large like most utility sinks are.
- Lastly, a minor detail is the drain size. A bath sink typically has a 1.5″ drain opening, while most bar sinks have a 2″ drain opening. Check your options with drain styles in each size to see which you prefer.
Have fun finding the right sink that suits your needs!