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Bold and beautiful, the vessel sink makes for a unique addition to any bathroom. Whether you prefer glass, porcelain, stainless steel, bronze, or other materials, a vessel sink is sure to add style and substance to your bathroom décor.
Vessel sinks may be the trendy fixture of the moment, but they are here to stay. Why? Because these lavatories complement various styles of bathroom styles, from classic porcelain washbasins to contemporary stone bowls.
When you walk into a bath showroom, chances are that you’ll find yourself admiring one or more vessel bathroom sinks. You may tell yourself, “Gosh, this vessel sink is beautiful, but is it right for my household’s needs?” For those of you deciding on which lavatory style is best for your bathroom, here’s a down-and-dirty guide to vessel sink pros and cons.
Previously, the bathroom lavatory was often considered a necessary means to serve a functional purpose. Enter the vessel sink, the perfect blend of art and science. A conversation piece for guests. A sculptural element that adds elegance to a minimalist bathroom, Old-World comfort to a traditional bathroom, and organic style to a contemporary bathroom.
The vessel sink comes in a variety of designs. From porcelain washbasins to metallic bowls, your options are endless. Vessel sinks are available in a wide assortment of bowl depths, heights, materials, and shapes. If you have children or special-needs household members, your vessel sink can easily be adjusted to suit a variety of heights and functional needs.
Do you have a favorite piece of furniture you’ve been dying to repurpose? The vessel sink can easily be installed into repurposed furniture and countertops. This provides you with nearly limitless choices to achieve the perfect aesthetic!
Vessel sinks come in multiple heights, which make it easy to pick out a sink that accommodates household members of varying heights. With an undermount sink, the height is limited to that of the counter height—but a vessel sink’s height can range between two to six inches. A trade professional can advise you on the best vessel sink height for optimal comfort level.
Vessel sinks are the easiest type to sink to install, as they don’t need specific countertop cut-out dimensions. Rather, vessel sink installation requires only a small hole to be drilled in order to install the vessel sink drain. This makes vessel sinks easily changeable, cutting costs on future remodeling.
As vessel sinks don’t require a large amount of countertop space for installation, you’ll have more room for toiletries, decorations, and other bathroom items. Vessel sinks also add an airy appearance to your bathroom counter.
If your vessel sink’s faucet isn’t matched properly to its height, there may be a risk of splashing. However, with professional installation, your trade professional will be able to assist you with the proper height and placement of the faucet.
A vessel sink may require frequent cleaning due to its two-sided appearance. Glass sinks, especially, are prone to water spots. It is suggested that you keep a cleaning rag and wedge it between the countertop and the sink base in order to access the hard-to-reach places on the sink.
Parents should take note that children might lean on the vessel sink, which could pose stability issues if the sink is improperly installed. That is why it is important to make sure that your vessel sink is installed by a licensed trade professional, who will ensure that the sink is properly installed.
Vessel sinks can be a beautiful, unique addition to your bathroom. To pick out a stunning vessel sink for your bathroom, visit a Crawford Supply Group website for Illinois, Michigan, or Pennsylvania and fill out a Contact Form. Our knowledgeable showroom consultants would be happy to connect you with the right bathroom sink for your needs!