Would You Ever Install a Trough Sink?

The read an article about a family with several young sons, and when renovating their bathroom, the mother had a trough sink built.

I’m not sure why this is so much more appealing to me than a traditional counter with two or three sinks, but it is. I love the idea of seeing a few of my kids brushing their teeth at the same time. And I love that the sink is really big — perfect for teenage girls who are helping their friends experiment with hair color.

Also, I’ve probably mentioned this before, but I’m an advocate of hooks for towels in the bathroom as compared to standard towel rods. You can fit many more towels in the same space, and kids can easily hang the towels themselves. In humid areas, they seem to dry out better this way as well.

19 thoughts on “Would You Ever Install a Trough Sink?”

  1. i LOVE the trough sink idea. that is very cool.

    and i’m a big fan of towel hooks too. that is all we have here and it just looks better than trying to uniformly hang a towel on a rod.

  2. That is the sink I want! I hate these small little sinks. Kids can’t seem to aim for them and they are not deep enough for any useful purpose. That sink rocks! You could bathe kids in it.

  3. Imagine the ease of cleanup–not so much counter to get cluttered. I think we have a full bathroom remodel soon in our future, and these are all great ideas.

  4. I have done a few jobs where they use trough sinks – made or concrete or copper. It functions & looks great. I also agree with the hooks – who uses towel bars anyway?

  5. I am planning a beach cabin and would like to include this trough sink in the kids bath. Will you please pass along information as to where I may buy one? I have checked salvage stores and cannot seem to locate. Perhaps there is a company that makes reproductions.
    Any help would be wonderful. Love your site. Thank you for all that you do. Heidi

  6. Dang, the picture isn’t there anymore! My husband and I are gathering inspiration to build our next house and I remembered loving this picture. I’ve been googling like crazy but haven’t found it…any chance you might know where to find it again?

  7. Like your latest, I was too born May 7th, albeit in 1977! Do you have a link to the image of the mentioned trough sink? as per Kayla’s request last year, would love to see it, in consideration for a bathroom in our self build.

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