I'm looking to redo my 1/2 bathroom. I'd like to install a vessel sink but not sure if it's practical. If you have one what do you like/not like about the vessel sink?
Oct 03, 2012, 08:04 AM
They look cool but you could not pay me to have one in my house. Hard to clean around the backside of the sink, any splilled water runs down the sides and lays right were the drain is which can case a leak or mold to form if it's not kept dry.
Oct 03, 2012, 08:35 AM
Thanks Joe. I was worried about that and also where would you keep the hand soap.
Oct 03, 2012, 03:45 PM
well, in a soap dispenser, of course.
thing that worries me about vessel sinks is that they are tempered glass. the good news is if it breaks, it's in little round pieces that will not pierce you like tiny knives that the doctors can't see in surgery. the bad news is that one tap on "the edge" is all it takes for the sink to shatter into those little round pieces.
and in a squirrelly shape like that, the sink determines what it considers "the edge."
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Oct 04, 2012, 09:01 AM
I had a vessel sink in my last home, which looked remarkably like this one, but the vanity under mine was smaller.
I loved it, and it was beautiful, but it was a nuisance to keep clean. Every time you used it, you had to wipe it down, or it would get waterspots. And you're right, joecaption, you have to dry the area around it if you splash water down the sides. If you don't, the water sits, and it could easily develop mold. I kept a bar towel under the sink to wipe it down with, but you can't make your guests do that.
The other issue was the lack of overflow. I didn't think this would be a problem until I left a sweater to soak when I went to work one day. Of course, that was the same day the faucet developed a slow leak. When I got home after work there was a little puddle of water on my wood flooring.
Oh, and I kept my soap in a little white soap dish. It looked quite nice. But I don't suppose very many people use bar soap anymore.This message has been edited. Last edited by: HeyYouJess,