Yolette Vessel Sinks November 04th, 2017 - 10:35:42
The most familiar bathroom vessel sink is a bowl-like form which mounts on a bath counter surface and is plumbed to a central drain. A range of innovative geometric forms expands the formal options associated with this popular bath sink style. Faucet sets are mounted on the counter top or installed in the wall adjacent to the vessel sink. The vessel form is inspired by the classic wash stand bowl & pitcher combination in traditional use prior to advent of modern plumbing.
So I finally did it. I bought my own house and when I brought in my contractor to change up the place the way that I like it I had decided that I wanted something different for the bathroom and kitchen. I wanted something that would give them a sense of style and class and he had made a few suggestions to me. One of his suggestions was to replace the sinks with some better ones. He had some bathroom vessel sinks in his van that he was going to install later at a different site and showed one to me. When I saw it I then knew what I was missing in my new house and immediately placed an order to have them installed. I then looked for some vessel sink faucets to complement its overall look.
Mounting rings for vessel sinks can be easily found at most home centers or online. They usually come in several finishes that you can match to your faucet and drain. A vessel mounting ring elevates the sink from the countertop and helps with the stability and seal of the sink. A vessel can be installed sitting on the countertop ("above counter mounting) or it can be sunk down up to a third or even half of its height. Some vessels are actually a hybrid of a drop-in style sink and a vessel - i.e. they are designed to partially sit above the countertop.
For your wall mounted faucets, the design can either be widespread or center set, depending on what works for you. If you have a hot and cold water delivery system, make sure the material used for your faucets is able to tolerate the changes in temperature. Different vessel sink faucets, in their different materials, have different lengths and finishes, and their biggest variable is usually the pricing. Luxury faucets with a timeless radiance to them, may cost you as much as $450, so make sure you have sufficient room in your budget to cater for them. Of course, there are cheaper options available in the market as well to suit all budgets. You should remember that it is important to stick to a budget, not only when it comes to buying vessel sink faucets, but anything else as well.