Cinderella Vessel Sinks November 04th, 2017 - 15:14:18
Due to design considerations, a mounting ring is not always desirable. If you want to mount the vessel directly into the countertop, you will need a hole that is at least 3" in diameter with a beveled edge in the countertop material to accommodate the shape of the bowl. You may want the hole to be more in the range of 5" - 6" if the vessel is larger for stability. Use clear silicone to provide cushion and stability when mounting the sink. If you want to lower the level of the sink you can simply enlarge the hole. The larger the hole, the more stability you will achieve in the installation. To experiment with the size of the hole, use a piece of cardboard. Start with a smaller size - say 3" - and work your way up. This will give you a visual as to how far down the vessel will be relative to the counter throughout the size range that you choose. Be sure to keep the height of the faucet you have chosen in mind when making these decisions.
There are some vessel sinks that re fitted right above the counter while there are other types of vessel sinks that which are mounted over the counter itself. In olden days no one could even think of a decorative bathroom and hence vessel sinks were all the same everywhere. But with the evolution of time and technology today, vessel sinks are available in different shades, materials and several types as well! So if you are giving a thought to upgrade your bathroom décor you may as well change your old traditional vessel sink into a modern one. You may even try your hand at some vessel sink shopping!
Bathroom vessel sinks complement a broad spectrum of bath installations from contemporary to traditional. This now ubiquitous bath sink form can be purchased in a range of materials, shapes and colors and a variety of styles from classic craftsman to modern contemporary. Popular material choices include vitreous porcelain & stoneware, cast iron, tempered glass, stainless steel, bronze, copper, quarried stone of many patterns and hues and even resin impregnated wood. The exceptional selection of colors, surface finishes and textural detail offers unlimited design opportunities.
I have not found anything smaller than 24 inches for a vessel sink vanity. If your space can not handle even 24 inches, consider a sink stand or even a hanging sink. Vessel sink stands are usually metal. They look a bit like glorified plant stands, but some designs are interesting. Hanging sinks are attached to the wall, and have nothing below them at all... kind of like public bathrooms, but much, much nicer. They are ideal for really tiny bathrooms that make people feel like they can barely turn around.