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With a proper sink the entire look of your bathroom can be transformed. Bathrooms are no longer considered to be a side part of the house. It is the first place one starts their day off and hence it should be made elegant and exquisite. An integral part of your bathroom is the latest equipments and accessories that are inside it.

Vessel sinks are one of the major accessories used in most bathrooms and they can be categorized under the category of sanitation fittings or bathroom fittings. The sinks one uses in the kitchen have different specifications and need to be very high and durable as well fitting in an area where utensils, dish ware and other items are kept for washing so the finish has to be tougher.

Bathroom Vessel Sinks
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When you are considering to get a vessel sink for your bathroom you need to take in consideration the way it’s going to be used. So you need to be sure that the faucet and  drain are connected and they function as they should. Certain plumbing codes tell you the type of drains a particular sink should have. For a vessel sink, one is expected to use a grid drain rather than a plug drain, which means the sink can never get filled up. The faucets also should clear the rim of the sink.

Bathroom Vessel Sinks
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Bathroom Vessel Sinks
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The most accessible sinks should be wall mounted, so that it can be used in all directions. If the vessel sink is shallow, the design should prevent splashing. When you consider a solid surface vessel sink vanity there will be no rim around the surface, which makes it much easier to maintain as water and debris that does come on the counter can be pushed back into the sink. Such counters will normally allow for holes to be drilled into them to accommodate the faucet in case it is not wall mounted. The sinks don’t add too much to the décor, but the counter is likely to draw all the attention.

Bathroom Vessel Sinks
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Over the counter sinks can be designed in glass, stone, marble and metal. Copper sinks that are hammered out by hand make for very unique choices that can rarely be repeated elsewhere. Glass sinks can be very decorative and you can get designs that are etched to really add to the décor in the bathroom.

Bathroom Vessel Sinks
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Redesigning or remodeling of a bathroom can greatly add to the value of a home and therefore requires a lot of care and expense. A vessel sink added to a bathroom can greatly add to its decoration and looks and should be something to consider on your next project.

{Alex Jones writes a blog on Sink Vanities Direct, about Virtu Vanities, Discount Vanities, Single Sink Vanities and more. He can be found on Facebook and microblogs.}