Bathrooms are really hard to use if the sink is too darned small. You also need some space to leave that brush or soap or whatever while you are using it. The more space you have, though, the smaller the bathroom feels and looks. A really handy and attractive compromise is a pedestal sink. While there are no drawers and cabinets to tempt you into squirreling stuff away, it makes the bathroom look as spacious as possible.
The Victorian décor in my home really got a boost with this pedestal sink from Pegasus. It is very heavy and smooth porcelain and terribly easy to install. Don't think for a minute that you can sit the pedestal on the floor, place the sink on top and walk away; the sink is bolted to the wall. When done, you can sit on the sink and it won't budge. I've bought other pedestal sinks and helped friends install theirs, and this one is the easiest by far.
As far as maintenance, it is a delight. The two depressions on either side (for soaps or whatever) drain back into the sink and the rim is high enough to keep splashes under control. The stark white of the porcelain is even and hard as nails. Since I'm an old-fashioned cleaner (no dumb scrubbing stuff for me) that isn't a problem, but for a modern housekeeper with none of Grandma's secrets, it will be a bonus.