10 Vessel Sinks That Look Perfect in Small Spaces

published Sep 13, 2023
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When it comes to your bathroom, creating an inviting and functional space is a must, and that begins with the vanity. It’s not just the storage space (or lack thereof) that you have to think about; it’s also the counters and the sink itself. Bathroom sinks are high-contact areas that require daily elbow grease to keep clean and sanitized. And, depending on the type of sink you have, some may be harder to clean than others. 

One type of sink that is a great choice in smaller bathrooms and is relatively affordable is a vessel sink. Unlike traditional drop-in or undermount sinks, vessel sinks actually sit right on top of the countertop. These above-counter basins are installed directly over the drain hole. Because they’re generally easy to install, these sinks are also easy to swap out or replace if you’re looking for an instant bathroom upgrade. 

However, the biggest con to installing a vessel sink has to be the maintenance. They can be difficult to clean because both the interior and exterior of the sink are exposed (making them a smart option in bathrooms that aren’t used as frequently, like a powder room or guest bathroom). But, their small size also makes them a great choice for compact spaces. 

Vessel sinks are an easy way to customize and add style to your bathroom. From stone and glass, to metal and porcelain, there are tons of different options at varying price points. I’ve rounded up 10 of my favorites below.

1 / 10

This gorgeous glass sink features a ribbed exterior and scalloped rim. Its design was inspired by a coupe glass, making it look elegant and sophisticated. It’s the ultimate centerpiece for your bathroom. Plus, this 15” vessel sink comes in seven different colors.

2 / 10
was $149.00

I love the Old World feel and hammered texture of this 19” copper sink. As the copper oxidizes, the color will darken over time to develop a patina. Keep in mind that copper sinks will need to be waxed to maintain their appearance.

3 / 10
Build with Ferguson
was $119.95

The Kraus 18-3/4” Ceramic Vessel Bathroom Sink feels classic and timeless. The baked-on glaze has a high-gloss finish and is resistant to both scratches and stains. I love this sink’s rectangular shape.

4 / 10
Home Depot

This Cylindrical Natural Stone Vessel Sink is another stone option; it’s carved from a single slab of natural limestone. If you’re not a fan of the golden honey onyx color, they also make some neutral white and beige colors.

5 / 10
was $599.99

The matte black color of this stainless steel sink makes it look modern, and will complement a wide range of design styles. The set includes the sink, faucet, pop-up drain, hardware, and both water lines.

6 / 10

I love the marbling pattern on this Tyson Round Vessel Sink. It looks like real marble, but at a fraction of the price (and the pop-up drain is included). The porcelain ceramic sink is finished with a high-gloss baked-on glaze that’s stain-resistant and easy to clean.

7 / 10
was $169.00

I love the classic oval shape of this 20” Riona Oval Porcelain Vessel Sink. It almost looks like a freestanding tub, which is apropos for any bathroom! Plus, the white color will match virtually any color scheme.

8 / 10
Home Depot

This stone sink brings the look of natural elements into your bathroom. The concrete material, which is handcrafted, is resistant to bacteria growth and is non-stick for easy cleaning. Plus, a matte black faucet and pop-up drain are included in the set.

9 / 10
Bed Bath & Beyond
was $120.14

This hammered vessel sink is a true work of art. It’s perfect for anyone who loves a modern take on classics, or who brings historical design influence into their home today.

10 / 10

The unique crackle pattern sets the ANZZI Gardena Verdure Silver Tempered Glass Vessel Round Modern Bathroom Sink apart from other glass options. It’s crafted with high tempered deco-glass, and it comes with a polished chrome pop-up drain.