Monday, February 13th, 2006
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?