Lamontagne Vessel Sinks November 05th, 2017 - 10:42:30
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.
The bath sink vessel lends itself to individual expression via a wide variety of colors, surface finishes and material choices. At one time you could have any color you wanted as long as it was white but you can now source high quality vitreous ceramic sinks in an astonishing range of variegated glaze tones and primary colors. Subtle ivory, sea greens, crystalline blacks and traditional celadons span the spectrum of pastel hues and highlight the extraordinarily range of surfaces available from major manufacturers and specialty firms. The use of color in our home and bath has changed in recent years due in part to an influential group of design artisans who produce one-of-a-kind bath sink products to individual preferences and specifications. The custom forming of individualized sinks presents an unprecedented range of choices for architects, interior designers, decorators and discriminating home owners.
You can get vessel sink vanities as small as two feet wide. Walmarts cute Pegasus 24 Cherry Round Vanity with Vitreous China Vessel Sink is $431 right now. Shipping will cost you an extra $120. For extremely small spaces, the design rule is to have any "furniture" (your vanity qualifies as furniture) be see through. In other words, no enclosed drawers. That may be the rule, but in practical terms, you need a place to store toilet paper and other bathroom essentials, and it is neater to close them in behind cabinet drawers. Consider your space either way -- both with an enclosed cabinet below the sink platform, or open and without the doors.
When designing the sinks in your bathroom, you have to give some thought to the design of the vessel sink faucets that you will get. This becomes somewhat challenging, if your vessel sink vanities are made of materials such as stone or glass. Most sink faucets made from those materials would not be as long lasting, and thats why metal is the desired material in most cases. Combining the right kind of design and finish, will give you that consistent look that with an undeniable appeal.