Choosing a vessel sink and faucet to replace your current bathroom sink setup gives you the best of modern technologies and functionality with a certain old world charm at the same time that instantly creates a focal point. Based on wash basins and pitchers used for hundreds of years in homes around the world, vessel sinks can add an unexpected “wow” factor to even the most utilitarian bathroom.
Important Factors to Consider
How you choose a vessel sink and faucet really depends on the overall look you’re trying to achieve; traditional, contemporary, transitional,modern, industrial, or Mediterranean. Let’s go over the options and the details you’ll need to consider:
Depth matters! If you have a tall vessel sink with a deep basin, be sure you measure both the overall height of your sink but also the depth inside the bowl. You will need to choose a faucet that is not only tall enough to reach above edge of the sink, but also has the right spout to reach over the bowl.
Simple spout rules: The higher the arc, the deeper the basin. A faucet with a higher arc will create more splash so make sure your vessel sink has a good amount of depth. Likewise, angled faucets have less splash because they extend out and over the sink so you can go with a sink that’s a little more shallow.
Have fun and make a fashion statement! Vessel sinks are a showstopper so take a little chance and choose a color or shape you might not see in the rest of your house.
What a Difference a Sink Makes
To give you examples of traditional, contemporary, transitional, modern, industrial,and Mediterranean vessel sinks, we found sixKrausvessel sinks paired with the sameVentus vessel faucetso you can really see how the shape and material of the sink makes all the difference:
As you can see, vessel sinks come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials to fill the space in any bathroom design scheme. And while your faucet is certainly a big consideration as well, choosing a versatile vessel faucet with the right height and spout reach virtually guarantees a beautiful centerpiece you'll enjoy for years to come. Need more proof? The photo at the very top of this article features a vessel sink in a completely different shape than the ones we've described here with the same Ventus faucet. This combination is no less stunning than the others and just as versatile.
If you're still feeling overwhlemed by the number of options available, there are vessel sink and faucet sets that take the guesswork out of picking the perfect combination.