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Here at Savisto Bathrooms we have an eclectic array of bathroom vessel basins for you to choose from; in a range of styles, sizes and materials. If you are looking for a bathroom basin with a designer flair, then you are in the right place.
Essentially a vessel sink is a basin which sits on top of a bathroom vanity unit or a bathroom counter as oppose to the more conventional inset basins which are more traditionally undermount sinks or drop-ins. They are typically a feature of bathrooms as their design is often too cumbersome and unpractical for the more rigorously used kitchen sinks.
Often associated as being the epitome of contemporary bathroom style, the origin of vessel basins could not be any more perennial. In their most elementary form, vessel basins are essentially direct descendants of the most primitive sinks. Their freestanding basin designs are reminiscent of the classic wash bowls of centuries ago; they have simply been exaggerated into a more modern format.
Vessels basins can be made with most materials, such as: glass, stainless steel, copper, stone, marble or ceramics – with ceramic or glass basins being among the most popular in today’s market.
In a similar respect, it is not just the available material which is abundant but also the featured shapes. From the more conventional bowl or box shapes, to architectural sculptures and nature-inspired designs, vessel basin design has surpassed convention and now includes some of the most vivacious and beautifully eccentric designs of all bathroom furniture.
In contrast of the plenitude of material choice, there are generally two types of bathroom vessel sinks; above counter and recessed. Naturally the above counter vessel basins rests completely open on the top of a counter or work surface. Recessed vessel sinks, on the other hand, rests halfway into the counter, providing greater stability.
Style – With their often protuberant shape and design, vessel sinks boast an eye-catching panache which is unlike many ordinary bathroom basins.
Versatile – Although they are usually bowl or box shaped, vessel basins are available in a variety of different shapes and sizes which can also be manipulated into different styles - modern or traditional- and come either counter mounted or semi-recessed.
Imaginative – Without the restriction of being integrated into a unit or pedestal, designers are able to exercise their imagination and creativity when it comes to developing bathroom vessel sinks. It is not uncommon to discover obscure designs which mimic feathers, fossils, leaves, buckets, shells, flower heads and even egg shells.
Changeable – The fact that many vessel sinks are not integrated into vanity units or countertops also make them much easier to remove and change if you and inclined to change your bathroom theme.
Easy to install – In conjunction with the above, the fact vessel basins are interchangeable, also make them very easy to install. Without countertop cut-outs being required, the installation process needs only a hole for the drain.
Spacious – Most vessel basins free is a small amount of counter space but clear glass models also help to provide a sense of spaciousness due to their airy feel.
Cost – Bathroom vessel sinks used to be considered as the basin elite and were accompanied by a large price tag. This is not the case anymore and they’re not as expensive as people assume.
Stability – Due to their freestanding design some people are under the impression that vessel basins are not stable; this is untrue, especially for partially recessed designs.
Durability – Many people assume that vessel sinks may be prone to damage and chipping because of the often protruding/obvious lips; although they are prominent they are by no means fragile.
Splashing – A common misconception is that vessel basins are prone to excessive splashing; this is not the case. If the faucet is properly and professionally installed, the height and angle should minimise any splashing. Fitting an aerator will naturally create a non-splashing stream of water.
Cleaning – Yes, vessel basins may have a larger surface area because of the simple fact it features two exposed sides but this does not mean it requires additional maintenance.
Height – It is often believed that the higher rim may be an issue for shorter people, however, if consideration is given they can prove to be more ergonomic - the key is marry the size of the vanity or countertop with the vessel basin.
Overflows – People assume that vessel sinks do not come with built in overflow relief drains. Some do; such as this premier vessel basin. With a little care and attention, this is a non-issue. Remember the following:-
• Slotted Waste - If the vessel sink has an overflow built in then you will require a slotted waste.
• Unslotted Waste – Use an unslotted waste if the basin does not feature an integral overflow.
• Pop-Up (Push-Button) Waste – This type of waste is only available in a slotted format.