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What You Need To Know About Vessel Sinks

Tami_Smight_HeadshotWhat You Need To Know About Vessel Sinks

First of all, what is a vessel sink?  It looks like a bowl sitting on top of the counter.  They are often made of glass or ceramic pottery. They are very popular and often featured in showrooms.

If you are considering adding a vessel sink to a powder room or bathroom please consider the following important factors before purchasing.



Vessel_sinks_in_bathroomConsider who will use the bathroom. I recently advised a client to eliminate a vessel sink in her toddler’s bathroom.  The sink protrudes out and the simple act of teeth brushing poses a risk of knocking a tooth out of her son’s little mouth.  Traditional sinks are a much wiser choice for a children’s bathroom.

How tall is the person using the sink? The height of the countertop must be adjusted so the basin will sit at a comfortable height for the person using the bathroom.

Select a sink faucet that has a tall, gooseneck style, or one that mounts at the wall above the sink.  This is a plumbing issue, and may require drywall repair if installed in the wall.  Too tall a faucet results in messy splashing, too low results in inefficient use of the sink.

Vessel_SinkSo with all these considerations, why buy a vessel sink?  The best use for a vessel sink is a guest bath or powder room. I advise avoiding the vessel sink for a bathroom that gets lots of use, such as master bath or kid’s bath, as a dropped perfume bottle of nail polish bottle could easily chip or break the sink surface.

A sink is just one element of many material selections when renovating or designing a bathroom.  Help is always a phone call away.  Tami Smight Interiors will guide you through the entire process to ensure you are happy with the end result.

Call Today. 661 430-0127

Tami Smight Interiors, a full-service interior design firm, has been gracing southern California homes with warm, accessible designs since 2004.

As a certified professional interior designer, Tami Smight shares expert design tips, tricks and trends in her column. Check out her articles in our SCV “Your Home Inside And Out” section.

What You Need To Know About Vessel Sinks

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