Freestanding sink styles--including pedestal, console table and wall mounted--do not need to be supported by a vanity.
The sink is attached directly to the wall.
Takes up a small amount of space; good for universal design.
Plumbing is exposed; no storage space; little counter space.
A sink attached to and sitting atop a pedestal unit.
Takes up a small amount of space; offers an elegant look.
Provides limited counter space and no storage space.
A sink that is attached to a two- or four-legged console table.
Provides leg room underneath the sink; good for universal design.
Does not always provide storage space; limited amount of counter space.