If you are looking for a simple way to update the look of your bathroom, consider adding a vessel sink. More than just a functional place to wash your hands, vessel sinks are modern in design, beautiful to look at, and completely different than other sinks you’ve seen before.
What are vessel sinks?
These types of sinks are unique in that they drop down from the top of a pedestal or vanity countertop. A traditional sink is either built-in to the countertop itself, or set in place from underneath. A vessel sink is a basin that holds the water, so that when you look at it, you see a floating bowl.
What are vessel sinks made of?
Vessel sinks can be made from any number of materials. Regardless of the material or design, though, these types of sinks make an impressive statement. Vessel sinks can be made of glass, copper, stone, stainless steel, metal, marble, and many other materials.
The best feature of a vessel sink is……
For me, the best thing about these types of sinks is that they can set the tone of the entire room. If your bathroom is modern, a simple glass or glass and stainless steel sink will help pull the room together. If your bathroom is decorated in a cottage style, a white porcelain vessel sink will give it that ‘country’ feel. But, if you have a bathroom that needs a little extra ‘zing’, add a decorative vessel sink that has been handpainted. The results are simply stunning.
And the downsides are….
Of course, everything good will have at least one negative aspect to it. The # 1 downside of having a vessel sink is the price. They are typically more expensive than a standard sink style, although they can be found on close-out for a few hundred dollars. Additional concerns include:
- Will require a wall-mounted faucet
- Will require a specialized drainpipe fitting
- Can be easily chipped
- Careful cleaning is required
Still, the beauty of vessel sinks far outweight the need for concern for their care. As long as you are not attempting to remodel or makeover your bathroom on a tight budget, you’ll be very pleased with choosing to go with a vessel sink.
In the Columbus area, purchase beautiful vessel sinks at any of the following retailers:
Menards – 1805 Morse Road, Columbus (614) 262-7354
L & E Stone & Kitchen Supply – 1199 Milepost Drive, Columbus (614) 870-8822
The Great Indoors – 1510 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus (614) 880-8800
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