Apparently sometime either in the 70's or 80's bars were a popular feature in family rooms. I have noticed several lone sinks in the family rooms of several houses that I visited during various open houses. I would think if a home owner were going to go to the trouble of removing the bar they would also remove the sink but clearly not everyone sees it my way. I recently staged such a property and the home seller was against paying to have it removed to I staged it. I think it not only looks better but also gives the home buyer a solution in hiding the eyesore until it can be removed.