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One of the easiest rooms in the house to remodel is the bathroom. The look of the room can be changed with a new color or fixture. One of the hottest new fixtures you can add to your bathroom is a vessel sink.
What is a Vessel Sink?
A truly unique addition to any bath or powder room, the vessel sink is a descendant of the wash basin. Vessel sinks are available in a variety of colors, shapes and materials. Because the sink is comes in a variety of styles there is one that will add interest and panache to your bathroom.
A Fixture that is Unique and Versatile
Vessel sinks are available in a variety of shapes from the traditional bowl shape to a unique rectangular shape or nature inspired design, there is a vessel sink that will make your bathroom one of a kind.
Vessel sinks materials are as varied as the size and shape of the sink itself. Whether you want a sink made of brushed nickel, hammered copper, natural stone, or want to repurpose a vintage basin or a piece of antique furniture this type of sink allows you to use your imagination and be creative.
Mounting options are as varied as vessel styles and the faucets you use with them. The sink can be mounted on top of the counter or partially recessed. Faucets can be modern or primitive, countertop mounted or mounted on the wall.
The Pros of Vessels Sinks
Besides the versatility of materials and styles, vessel sinks are functional and a beautiful addition to the room. Vessel sinks add a stylish flair, are changeable, and can be selected for the comfort of the user.
Vessel sinks come in a variety of heights, anywhere between two and six inches and sink can be used with a small countertop or one that is large, the width or diameter size is up to you or the size of the countertop.
Installation is simple the only cut out required is for the drain and for the faucet if countertop mounted.
The Cons of Vessel Sinks
Vessel sinks pose few issues or problems. The most common complaint is splashing. The height and placement of the sink along with the type of faucet is usually the reason for splashing problems.
Another issue to consider is stability especially if you have young children or if it is not installed properly. Children should be warned not to lean on the sink. Depending on the material of the sink, the exposed edges may be prone to chipping. If chipping is of particular concern, consider choosing a metal vessel.
Vessel sinks, especially ones made of glass will require extra time for cleaning. Vessel sinks need to be cleaned on both the interior and exterior of the sink and glass sinks will show water spots more readily than some other materials.
Teka Kitchen Gallery can help you decide if a vessel sink is right for you and what is the best choice for your bath or powder room. We can also offer you the best price for your entire bathroom renovation.
Give us a call at 416-877-4030 for a free consultation!