Cinderella Vessel Sinks November 03rd, 2017 - 14:06:22
For me, bathroom vessel sinks are the best - period. I have flipped many houses in my time, and every person that I work for always asks me what the best sink is. Time and time again, I always come down to a bathroom vessel sink. The sinks that are used in the kitchen are also top quality, but the bathroom sinks just have a little bit more of a substance to them. This could be for many reasons, and lets explore some of them right now.
A trip to a home improvement store may land you amongst the various varieties of vessel sinks. Today, vessel sinks manufacturers have become contemporary and apart from the traditional metallic or porcelain vessel sinks, there are many different sink materials which include china or even glass. These can cost you a little more but they have many buyers who want to give their bathrooms a trendy and textured look. Vessel sinks are manufactured using specially treated strong and durable materials. The cost of materials has lowered considerably and hence vessel sinks are now available in brass, glass and porcelain which give a trendy look and are affordable as well.
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.
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.