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Monday, February 13, 2006

Happy Little Sink

I searched Froogle (which I've never really used before but now love) to find some options in vessel sinks. I also read up about them and the "splashback" issue, and I'm being won over. After all, is using a vessel sink really any different than using a normal sink? As someone at Apartment Therapy says, it should be called a "recessed counter" sink, since that's really the only difference.

Also, a vessel sink would solve the problem of the washstand being a little lower than we'd like. It would put the sink at just the right height.

The only issue with vessel sinks is their trendiness and the fact that some predict they will be on the downswing soon. But others predict they will become so mainstream that they'll be like normal sinks - trend-resistant and ordinary.

I found a few I like. My favorites are the first two, particularly the second one because it has a rolled lip, which would match the tub.

Elizabethan Classics vessel sink, $169
Bon Evier vessel sink, $109 (nice but won't be available until July, though knowing us, that might not matter)
Bates & Bates vessel sink, $243
Decolav vessel sink, $133.25
St. Thomas oval vessel sink, $225
Handpainted vessel sink, $99 from Van Dykes
Oh geez, another vessel sink, $149

What do you think?

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Jordana said...

I like the Bon Evier, the Bates and Bates, and the St. Thomas ones the best. All the rest seem to have a bit more of a modern edge to them.

It will be neat to see how it all turns out.

5:50 PM  
Greg said...

If you do it right it could come off looking like an old dry sink with a bowl and pitcher. Or, wasn't that what a commode would have on it - the bowl and pitcher for water. In fact, I regularly see old dry sinks come up on EBay. Search under Antiques for "sink". Just a thought.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous said...

Oooh! I love the second and third the best. I can't wait to see the finished product!


7:12 PM  
Peggy said...

I found a similar wash stand at an auction last summer and will be putting it in our bathroom with a vessel sink... but my vessel sink is a enamelware washbowl. I bought the pitcher and bowl at an antique store and after bringing it home ask hubby if we could cut a drainage hole and make a sink... he said yes so as soon as we finish the flooring we will put it in and I will send you a photo. I am more into country style but loved the vessel sinks you have choosen especially the first one.

8:45 PM  
Jenne said...

I got an awesome dry sink last summer at auction for $30. It's going to go into one of the bathrooms someday when I get around to it. I saw somewhere once where people just take normal ceramic or stainless steel cooking bowls, and drill a hole in the bottom for the drain. Might involve Darwin buying a special bit for a drill...but then you'd have even more possibilities...and it would be really affordable!
Leaf bowl at williams sonoma
Or this fancy metal one from Bed Bath and Beyond

11:10 AM  
Joyce said...

Anything but the Bates and Bates. It looks too much like a converted chamber pot. Personal preference is the painted bowl but it looks a bit fragile and might not fit your decor.

1:54 PM  
Becky said...

My thoughts on doing our house has always been if I like it I'm putting it in, if it's in style or not. If something is trendy I stay with a nice neutral color (i.e. not bright red) so I won't worry about it making my eyes tired after a few years of looking at it and that way you don't have to worry about it being the prominate feature in the room too.

4:59 PM  
Sabrina said...

I really like the St. Thomas but the Bon Evier runs a close second. :)

3:06 PM  
Anonymous said...

I like the last one, the white vessel from youremodel. I've seen their website, too, and they have several others.

4:42 PM  
Anonymous said...

Yes, Youremodel has several, you can find them their vessel sinks here.

11:23 AM  

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