Oval vs. Square Bathroom Sinks

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  • 2-6 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 75-500

Among the quickest and least expensive ways to increase the value of your home is to upgrade your bathroom sink and fixtures.

These days, square bathroom sinks are becoming increasingly popular. Installing a square bathroom sink is an upgrade you can easily do yourself.

Consider the advantages and disadvantages of a square bathroom sink over the traditional oval sink.

Square Bathroom Sink Advantages

bathroom sink with tools resting on the edge

A square bathroom sink can quickly change the complete look of your bathroom, adding a distinct modern elegance over the traditional oval sink.

They are available in many sizes, designs, and colors, including the under-counter mount, pedestal sink, and above-counter vessel sink.

The square pedestal sink has the advantage over the round or oval styles by providing more flat surface area to put your soap, razor, or toothbrush.

For the above counter vessel sinks, the square bathroom sink closely matches the sleek line of a new countertop and gives the bathroom a luxurious and tranquil atmosphere.

Square Bathroom Sink Disadvantages

bathroom countertop with two square sinks

The shape of the square bathroom sink will most likely not fit into the countertop cutout of an oval sink.

If that is the case, you might need to replace the entire countertop in order to install the square sink.

Take accurate measurements before deciding on the replacement sink so it does not overlap drawers or cabinets.

Replacing the traditional oval bathroom sink with a new square bathroom sink can quickly modernize the entire look of your bathrooms while adding to the overall value of your home.