Whether you are building a new home or remodeling your existing one, you probably want your bathroom to be both beautiful and functional. Choosing the right fixtures is a great first step to achieving a great looking, usable bathroom. When it comes to sinks, you should consider installing glass vessels. These basins are elegant, functional, and affordable. Here are some tips for finding the right glass vessel sinks for your bathroom.

Decide on the Look You Want

Vessel sinks come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs. Before you go shopping for yours, think about your overall design aesthetic. Even though they are relatively new in the world of bathroom design, you can find a vessel sink that will give you a traditional look. If you have more modern sensibilities, you can get a sink that works too. Either way, you should know what look you are going for before you decide on your vessel sink.

Consider Mounting Options

When most people think about vessel sinks, they think of beautiful bowls that appear to sit on top of the bathroom countertop. While that certainly is a popular way to mount a vessel sink, it is not the only way. You might decide that you would rather lower your vessel into the bathroom counter. If you want to go that route, you need to think about whether you want it completely sunk or if you want to leave a portion of it above the countertop.

Choose the Right Color and Pattern

Glass vessel sinks look great when they are perfectly clear. You do not, however, have to choose a clear sink to get an elegant, sophisticated look. Many bathroom designers pick vessels with a slight pigment to them. Whether blue, green, red or some other color, these slightly-pigmented sinks can complement any chic design scheme. For a bolder look, choose a bright, vibrant color for your sink. Even better, consider installing a vessel that has a pattern imprinted in the glass.

Think About Maintenance

Before you decide on which vessel sink will be perfect for your bathroom, give some thought to care and maintenance of the vessel. Certain sink styles will tend to show water spots and soap scum more than others. If you aren’t opposed to frequently cleaning and drying your sink, you can probably choose just about any design. If you are, you might want to pick one that better disguises water spots and scum.

Glass vessel sinks are beautiful fixtures for any bathroom. If you follow some simple suggestions, you will find the right one for your space.

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