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Thursday, November 03, 2005

One More Option

A third sink option has surfaced, thanks to the commenters concerned about the height of the sink. The oval sink got the most votes in the previous post, but is it better than this one?

American Standard Oval Sink
~$299 at Vintage Tub and Bath
Height: 36 inches
Width: 26.75 inches

According to the shop, it's based on a 1922 model. The design appeals to me less than the oval sink below, but it's still a pretty sink. The added height would probably be nice. I'm a shorty, but Darwin is about 5'10".

Another factor I thought of last night: the beadboard on the walls isn't the typical vertical bathroom beadboard. It's horizontal. That will affect things visually. Will the vertical lines and curves of the oval sink below look better with the horizontal beadboard than the more horizontal-feeling Kohler sink? Or worse?

And now, the saddest, most thrown-together Photoshopping ever:

(Hey, it's not my fault. My up-to-date version of Photoshop disappeared off my computer, and I had to bring in the oldie from home while I wait for the IT people to fix it.)

And for Gary, I'll say that I will probably buy another pedestal sink for the half bathroom, but I want to choose the right one for the master bath, since that will be the only one used for more than a little hand-washing.

Also, the half bath used to be the butler's pantry, so I'm considering something more pantry-ish. I've heard of copper sinks in butler's pantries, so that might be an option.


Jordana said...

I think I like this one best of all and it's a nicer height, in my opinion.

10:26 AM  
Peggy said...

for your pantry how about a vessel sink on a antique drysink? Some of the vessel sinks look like copper and some look like wooden bowls... just a thought as we are putting in a vessel sink on a antique oak dresser.

1:50 PM  
John said...

You might go to This Old House's website. They have an article about bathroom sinks posted. It might answer some of your questions.

Go to:

2:19 PM  
Leah said...

Hey Kristin,
I vote for the American Standard Oval Sink. That's the best of the lot. The Kohler sink is a little trendy, and I can't really see it going into a Victorian house like yours. (House In Progress's bungalow? Definately.)

Plus, American Standard is excellent quality at not rediculous prices. Well, that's my vote, anyway! =)


3:36 PM  
Ron said...

I too like the American Standard Oval the best of that lot. Here are some others to look at. http://www.porcher-us.com/ProductSuite.asp?suiteID=47&brandID=3

These guys are owned by american standard, but are a compleatly different line.

4:25 PM  
Jocelyn said...

I like this one myself- just the cleaner lines probably.

8:32 PM  
Lauren said...

Here is another sink I came across while searching for medicine cabinets. The height is right, and it's similar to the other one.


5:02 AM  
Saple said...

I have the American Standard sink and I really like it..... It is not as victorian as the other but in my opinion I think it would be more functional. Maybe you could get the more ornate for a rarely used powder room....

10:20 AM  
Kristin said...

Thanks! You guys are the best.

10:25 AM  
Lenise said...

Sad to say, but my husband would probably rather wash hunched over than pay an extra $100 for a sink. =-p

12:00 PM  
Kristin said...

Hee hee, good point, Lenise!

2:02 PM  
Jody said...

I like this one too. It does have nice lines and a bit of area to put stuff around the edge while in use.

2:20 PM  
Melanie said...

I still like the second one, even if a bit shorter, but if you're worried about height, go with the first. BTW, I LOVE Peggy's idea for a vessel sink or antique drysink for your pantry bathroom!

2:26 PM  
halloweenlover said...

Oooh, I like this one. Very clean and I think it'll look better with the beadboard (which I love, btw).

Hmm, are you as fabulous at finding medicine cabinets as you are at finding sinks? I need a new (small) built in medicine cabinet.

7:51 AM  

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