Vessel sinks are among the latest trends in bathrooms, mainly because they allow homeowners to add a touch of beauty and personalization to one of the most functional parts of their bathroom decors. However, before you get one for yourself, there are a couple of things you may want to consider.
The Bathroom Décor
The type of sink you choose will mainly depend on the overall décor of your bathroom. If you have an ultra-modern bathroom décor, then a sink with a rough cut stone appearance may not be the best. However, if you have used stones for your bathroom wall, then a stone sink that matches this is what you should go for.
Vessel sinks sit on the counter top and so, you will have to consider the faucets. Standard faucets are usually too low to work with the current sinks. In most cases, you’ll not only be changing the bathroom vanity in order to support the sink, but you will also need to modify the faucets as well. That means that you will need to purchase either a wall faucet or a higher faucet to give enough clearance for the sink. The type of faucet to choose will mostly depend on how extensive your renovation project will be. That’s because wall mounted faucets will require you to run pipes up the walls.
The cost of the vessel sink is ideally going to be a consideration. Some vessel sinks go for $1500 up to $2000. As such, you may want to go for a sink made of porcelain or glass instead of marble or copper. Also, bear in mind that you are not only going to pay the cost of the sink, but you will ideally need to get a new counter top for the vanity or even a new vanity and a set of brand new faucets as well. With all these as possibilities, it is important to ensure that you can afford the style and type of the vessel sinks you are considering.
It is no doubt that vessel sinks are an ideal way to add an excellent and artistic touch to your décor without cluttering the bathroom. If you give this careful consideration, guided by the tips in this article, then you can be assured that the type of vessel sink you choose will be unique and one that you’ll be satisfied with.