Cinderella Vessel Sinks November 04th, 2017 - 14:49:55
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!
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.
When it comes to bathroom décor, choosing a right vessel sink can unbelievably transform the image of your bathroom. Vessel sinks are either made of porcelain, steel or ceramic and are fixed right under the tap in most bathrooms, whether public or private. A vessel sink is almost identical to a kitchen sink with a tap extending over the rim to fill it up. It really becomes hard to overlook a vessel sink while in the bathroom. The type of vessel sink may differ in accordance to the bathroom decor.
They come in two major styles, on vanity counter tops or stand alone. As previously stated a vessel sink, is basically a sink, usually in the shape of a bowl but not always, that simply sits on top of another surface. While there are some sinks that sit inside the bathroom counter top that are billed as vessel sinks, these are probably not what you are looking for. Whether you have your eye on the sink vanities, the bathroom vessels or the bathroom cabinet sinks, chances are that you will choose one because it is eye catchingly different from your traditional bathroom sink.