The shiny white porcelain bowl from the past has now evolved onto bathroom sinks of all shapes; sizes, colors and materials are available in all types of price ranges too. Sinks for the bath can be installed on a counter top, table top, on bathroom vanity cabinet, hung on the wall or can be freestanding with stylish trunks or pedestals to cover the drainpipe. The type of sink you choose for your bathroom depends on its plumbing and space requirements and its compatibility with the design of your bath. A new and stylish bathroom sink can give a new look to your bath, even if you are on a budget. The traditional white sink is perhaps one of the least expensive sinks available in the market too and usually comes in round, oval or square.
There are corner sinks too that are made to fit in the corners.
Bathroom vanity sinks are available as countertop and pedestal sinks
that come in a varied choice of materials, quality and price ranges.
Solid surface countertops in which the sinks are installed can be
customized to fit the bathroom design too and give a stylish look to the
simplest of sinks. Pre-molded counter sinks are relatively cheaper than
the custom-molded and professionally installed custom sinks. Sink bowls
can also be installed into bathroom furniture pieces to make them
functional and efficient for your bath such as the low bureau. This will
allow you to conceal the plumbing behind the furniture and enable you to
use lower drawers for storage purposes.
Installing sink in a tabletop treated to be water resistant and
withhold water overflow can be an option to the pedestal and countertop
installation of sink bowls. Sink installation in bathroom furniture is
the new trend these days and add interest and warmth to our bath. Many
people love to paint motifs on their traditional porcelain bowls or
install hand painted porcelain bowls to add artistic touch and shabby
chic look to their bath decor. Cartoon characters, flowers, fishes and
animals painted on the bowls make delightful sinks for kids' bathroom in
homes and crèches. These beautiful customized bowls are then
glazed and re-fired to make them more durable. Traditional-style sinks
in bold colors look quite trendy too and can be used for fun
contemporary look or children's bathroom.
Glass vessel bowls are the latest in line of bathroom vanity sinks and
brighten the look of the bath and add elite looks to it. They can also
be used in conjunction with recessed lighting beneath the bowls for Zen
bath decors and minimalist bathrooms. A wide range of colors, shapes and
textures in sinks is increasingly replacing traditional sinks we know.
Sinks are now considered pieces of art that add character to your bath
and are important part of fashionable fixtures line available in the
market. Glass bowls can be set on the top of a traditional countertop or
on wrought iron, brass or chrome bases and stands. Bathroom sinks are
available in brass, stainless steel, chrome, copper and stone too and
Trendsetters and designers often love unique bathroom vanity sink
pieces such as copper bowl between two layers of glass, sink in shape of
a lotus flower, sink that looks like a fabric draped over a black iron
base or mahogany, birch or teak wood sink to match the bathtub. Wooden
sinks and fixtures are preferred for a serene look with warmth and
softness that helps one to relax and home spas. The wood sinks are
usually made out of aged and dried wood glued together and uses wax and
hard-wax oil to make them stand water for long time. However, they may
not be so durable and need good maintenance.