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Published on April 13th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


how to hack a bowl sink

finally, i’m getting more bathroom hacks. this one is from scott.



“my family and i used a 3 drawer bath unit with beech front in this hack. we used an existing pedestal sink, put the ikea 3 drawer unit below as well as an ikea grundtal double towel rack. then, we took a black laminate shelf, cut out around the sink and put it on top. we added towels below and you have a poor man’s bowl sink!”

not at all. i think it is pretty classy.

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Jules Yap

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15 Responses to how to hack a bowl sink

  1. Gen says:

    Super excited to try this in our new rental!!!

  2. ge says:

    Great hack !! I rent my unit and therefore cannot do much but this is the solution to transform it without breaking anything!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I would also like to know what kind of saw you used to cut the hole for the sink. And also the IKEA product names for the items you used so that I can go and get the same things (or something similar). Such a great idea–is it something that I could assemble in a day or two, do you think?

  4. Anonymous says:

    I’m remodeling my entire home and wanted to spruce up my existing pedestal sink without paying a fortune. This is a PHENOMENAL idea! Thanks!!

  5. carina says:

    thank you, it’s fabulous!
    what’s the item name for the drawer unit you used?

  6. Anonymous says:

    simply beautiful!!!

    we are redoing our tiny bathroom and this is just marvelous.


  7. Jenny says:

    What are the dimensions of the countertop?

  8. Katherine says:

    This is such a great solution to the eternal lack of storage in bathrooms. How did you cut the laminate? What equipment will I need to cut the laminate? Any tips on how to get the right sized hole to fit the sink as snugly as possible?

  9. Monkey says:

    That is freakin’ awesome! It looks amazing!

  10. Pink Granite says:

    Very nicely done!
    - Lee

  11. Gloria says:

    This is just awesome! Looks wicked.

  12. Anonymous says:

    what we did was leave the pedestal sink intack, then custom cut the laminate shelf to ‘slide’ under where you see it. We then secured the laminate to the 3 drawer on one side and put a small L bracket on the wall and the laminate on the other side. So far my children have not broken it yet!

  13. Anonymous says:

    I love this — but how did you get the bowl part on top of the laminate and manage to keep the laminate in one piece? Is there a seam? Did you remove the bowl part of the sink?

    I’d love more specific instructions. I’d do this in a second.

  14. Janice in GA says:

    Brilliant. Just… brilliant.

  15. Valerie says:

    Wow. I REALLY like this one. My tiny bathroom has very little space for storage, and this might be the solution. I already have a pedestal sink in there … Hmm …

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