Bathroom Considerations: Vessel Sinks

Posted on June 28, 2019

Looking for modern fixtures that have a tendency to stand out? You may want to include a vessel sink in your bathroom remodeling. Vessel sinks are normally the focal points in bathrooms as they have a natural tendency to draw attention to itself. These sinks are basins that sit atop a counter instead of being placed inset or installed undermount like other sinks.

Vessel sinks are available in all sorts of materials such as glass, stainless steel, stone, ceramic, etc. There are two different kinds of vessel sinks: one version sits atop of the counter and the only cut done for the counter is for the drain; the other version has a portion of the vessel sink mounted into the counter to allow for more stability.

Here are the pros and cons of including vessel sinks in your bathroom remodeling:


  • Probably the most obvious advantage of vessel sinks is their style.
  • Their installation costs significantly less since you only need to cut out the shape for the drain and not the whole sink.
  • You give yourself more counter space.
  • You have the option to change your sink since it is not mounted in place.


  • Vessel sinks are more prone to chipping and scratching as they are more exposed.
  • You have more areas to clean with vessel sinks and some designs have areas that are hard to reach.
  • Vessel sinks do not have relief drains for overflowing. Actually, some people prefer this.

Vessel sinks also have various designs available for their faucets. This gives you more flexibility with your bathroom design. Vessel sinks are also much easier to install compared to regular sinks. You can even save some money by installing it yourself.

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