Thursday, December 12, 2013
An everpresent feature in any bathroom, be it a powder room or a master bath suite, is the bathroom sink. Often called the lavatory sink to differentiate it from the kitchen sink, it is more than just a functional piece for washing your hands. Its design can offer a decorative addition to your bathroom. Although they may vary in size, color, shape and material, they are often classified by the way they are mounted. Discover the different types of bathroom sinks to better decide the right basin feature for your bathroom.
The pedestal sink is designed so that it hides unsightly plumbing. The slim base takes up little floor place, so it is a great option for compact bathrooms. The pedestal type doesn’t have a counter, so it can’t hold as many bathroom related items. However, you can choose a pedestal sink with a flat area by the faucet, to hold your bathroom accessories.
A wall-mounted sink doesn’t have any legs, which keeps the floor space clear. This choice comes in various sizes and styles. There are even wall-mounted sinks that are specifically made for corners, which makes it ideal for tiny bathrooms.
Counter lavatory sinks
Counter sinks are great for any kind of bathroom because of their generous countertop space, ample storage below the counter and options for his and hers sinks. A counter sink can be under-counter or above-counter. Modern methods have also made seamless counter sinks possible.
The vessel sink is a freestanding sink, usually in the form of a bowl but may also be a sculptural piece, sitting on a flat surface, which may be a built-in ledge or an actual piece of furniture. These pieces can be decorative and dramatic, which makes it a great choice for statement powder rooms.
Antique European styles such as a washstand with graceful legs or a console sink made entirely of porcelain, are wonderful designs that echo a bygone era. These pieces have a romantic and old-world air perfect for traditional homes. - Aislinn Kee