Gaetane Vessel Sinks November 05th, 2017 - 09:14:46
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.
Installing a vessel sink is not at all difficult but does require pre-planning regarding the placement of your plumbing fixture and drain as needed for any other bath installation. Vessel sink counter heights should be appropriate for the higher rim position of the counter top mounted bathroom vessel style. Your choice of vessel color, material and surface finish requires particular care because the dominant vessel form will draw attention from all who see or use this fixture.
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.
Price is also going to be a consideration. With some vessel sinks running between $1500.00 and $2000.00 you might want to opt for a less expensive porcelain or glass sink rather than that made of copper or marble. Keep in mind that not only are you going to be paying the cost of the sink, but, you will also need to have a new counter top for your vanity or a new vanity and a new set of faucets as well. So make sure that you can afford the type and style of bathroom vessel sinks you are choosing. Vessel sinks are a wonderful way to add an artistic touch to your bathroom decor without cluttering up the bathroom itself. By giving careful consideration to the type of vessel sink you want and its installation you can have a look that is unique and you are happy with.