Vessel sinks are one of the latest designs in bathroom fixtures. They come in various sizes and shapes and are designed to sit on top of a cabinet rather than inside like vanity sinks do or stand alone like pedestal or wall mounted sinks. They are used to create different looks that fit in with your bathroom décor and to provide a little extra space under your vanity or cupboard for storage.
Materials Used in Vessel Sinks:
Vessel sinks are manufactured using a wide range of materials. Metals such as stainless steel, copper, brass and enameled cast iron are used in the manufacturing of these sinks. Other manufacturers use glass, china, Onyx, marble, or stone. Each different material gives the sink a unique look. Some glass vessel sinks are hand painted to give them an even more unique look.
Sizes and Shapes:
Vessel sinks are designed in a variety of sizes and shapes as well as materials. There are round sinks that look like bowls, ones with scallop edges, triangles and even rectangle designs. Some of these sinks are extremely shallow while others are as deep or deeper than most bathroom sinks.
Special vessel sink faucets that are manufactured for these sinks vary as widely as the sinks themselves. You can choose from one that sits on the counter top with the sink or one that is mounted to the wall.
What Kind Of Bathroom décor Do Vessel Sinks Work With?:
Depending on the style of sink you choose, they can go with any décor. A hand painted glass vessel sink or a black onyx one might be the right choice for a chic and sophisticated bathroom, while a uniquely shaped stainless steel vessel sink could be used in an ultra modern bath.
These sinks can go especially well with rustic or country decors. The fact that they sit on top of the counter gives one the impression of those bowls and pitchers on wash stands used in days gone by. This reminder just seems to include those little country cottages and log cabins that once dotted the country side.
They also make it easy to convert old kitchen hutches into a sink cabinet for the country style bathroom, lending an air of true country living to the bathroom while giving the room additional storage space. There are even faucets that reminds one of the old kitchen pumps but on a smaller scale to help enhance that country theme.
Choosing a stone, copper or brass vessel sink for that rustic cabin will certainly enhance the feeling or rusticity that these places have.
Vessels sinks are versatile and attractive and just one of the many choices you have in bathroom fixtures today.