A pedestal sink is perfectly suited for bathrooms where space is a constraint. These sinks free up a lot of bathroom space. A vessel sink or other sink type sits on a bathroom vanity that is meant for storage. A bathroom sink has two parts the bowl and the column on which it sits. If you are going to replace your vanity sink with pedestal one, plan as to how you would compensate for the loss of storage space. You can use mounted shelves on the walls. The pedestal sink will not provide lots of space on it to keep things. However, you may be able to fit a soap dish or a tooth brush case on it. Before you install it you will have to do a significant work improving your bathroom flooring, baseboard, and wall. These areas which were erstwhile hidden behind the vanity become ugly and will be visible now.
Installing these sinks will require a plumber. Pedestal sinks come with connectors that have to be connected properly to run hot and cold water to the faucet. These connectors run inside the pedestal. It would require a bit of plumbing skill to fit all the pipes in the pedestal. You should also make sure that the sink is adequately anchored to the wall on which it is being installed
Pedestal sinks were very popular in America in early 20th-century. Installing these would render a traditional style to your bathroom.
The sinks look slim, streamlined, and attractive showing off your bathroom walls. A vanity would usually cover most of the walls. You can also do away with the huge footprint and hulky look that vanity cabinets impose on your bathroom.
It is true that pedestal sinks do not provide enough counter space. You can buy a square pedestal sinks that will provide more apron around the basin to compensate for the loss of counter space.
A pedestal sink is cheaper than vanities and drop in sinks. They are also easy to clean. You can just spray a multipurpose cleaner and then rinse with running water.
As there is no counter space, there will be no clutter of things on the sink. These sinks are quite durable and fit in tight spaces.