A Vessel Sink Vanity Blends Old and New

Add Old Charm Elegance to your Bathroom with a Vessel Sink Vanity

By Mark J. Donovan

A vessel sink vanity can add a combination of history and modern elegance to a bathroom. Vessel sinks have become extremely popular today in higher end new home construction due to their sleek and stylish appearances. Vessel sink vanities are also commonly used in commercial applications such as restaurant bathrooms. A vessel sink vanity brings a touch of history to a bathroom due to the fact that that the sink bowl itself looks like an old fashion wash basin.

In many cases the vessel sink bowl sits on top of a bathroom vanity that resembles an antique piece of furniture. In other cases a vessel sink can be mounted directly onto a wall.

In terms of associated plumbing hardware, the faucet with a vessel sink vanity extends up and over the rim of it. Vessel sink vanities are available in a wide assortment of materials, including stainless steel, glass, vitreous china, natural stone, lead crystal, fireclay, and cast iron.

They are also available in various shapes and sizes, so there are virtually no limits to the options you can choose from when it comes to buying a vessel sink vanity.

When considering a vessel sink vanity it is important to make the decision early on during the planning phase of remodeling your bathroom. The rough in plumbing needs to be more precise in its location, compared to a traditional self rimming bathroom sink.

Another important consideration is the height of a vessel sink vanity. It is important that it is designed to be at a comfortable height, so you need to consider both the height of the vessel sink basin as well as the vanity itself. Likewise, you need to select not only the vessel sink basin but also the vanity style. It is important that they complement one another, both in physical dimensions as well as aesthetics.

Also, the faucet assembly plays an important role in a vessel sink vanity. The faucet can either be mounted on the vessel sink vanity itself, or on the wall and extend outwards over the vessel sink vanity. Whichever your choice, make sure you select a faucet assembly that works well with the vessel sink basin and that has sufficient clearance for easily washing hands and face. Ideally the faucet should reach outwards to the middle of the vessel sink.

So if you are in the process of remodeling a bathroom and are looking for a modern, yet classic appearance, consider a vessel sink vanity.

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