What is a Vessel Sink?
Vessel sinks are free-standing basins that can be mounted directly onto any countertop or flat surface. Based on the ancient design of traditional Chinese washbasins that were used before plumbing was invented, vessel sinks come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors and designs.
Made from stainless steel, bronze, porcelain, cast iron, glass, or natural stones like marble, etc., vessel sinks can either be installed to match the material of your toilet or tub or provide a unique and striking contrast. Whatever you choose, a vessel sink will add a touch of class, elegance and playfulness to your bathroom.
Circle or Square?
Vessel sinks are an excellent choice for anyone interested in designing a sleek and contemporary bathroom, but it is important that you consider space when deciding on the shape of your sink. Round vessel sinks will take up less surface space, while square or rectangular vessel sinks will take up more. If you want to create a minimal and more classic look, choose a round vessel sink. If you want your sink to be a feature piece of your bathroom or a funky and playful addition, go for a square or rectangular shape. But remember! Vessel sinks aren’t only for bathrooms. They’re also beautiful additions to kitchens, studios and guest bedrooms.
Once you choose the shape of your vessel sink, get creative with the colors and material! A porcelain sink looks chic on a wood surface, while a stainless steel or iron sink installed on a concrete or tile surface will give your bathroom a cutting-edge feel. Vessel shapes come in bright or natural colors, so whatever look you are going for, there is a color for you.
Because vessel sinks are easy to install, you can mount them on any kind of surface you choose: wood planks, concrete, tile, marble or stainless steel. You will also need to choose faucets that contrast or pair well with your vessel sink.
When choosing a faucet, remember that vessel sinks sit above the countertop, so you will need to install a counter-based faucet or wall-mount faucet. The faucet needs to be mounted with enough clearance between the bowl and the faucet, so be sure to consider the depth of your vessel sink. If the faucet is positioned too close to the vessel sink, the water will splash over the sides. You want the water to run down into the bowl, not over!
Always in Style
Even though they are striking and distinct, vessel sinks are in no danger of becoming outdated and going out of style. They have been around for centuries, and are both classic and contemporary.
Because they come in so many different shapes and sizes, you are sure to find the perfect vessel sink for your home.