Artistically Crafted Hand Basins
Washbasins are no longer simple round bowls with plumbing pipes attached to them. Custom and made to order sinks are now the new norm. There is an increasing demand for hand-crafted artisan sinks.
From vessel mount, self rimming, under-counter mount, pedestal wall hung, consoles/vanity, glass, mosaic, wood, stone, ceramic, to metal washbasins, these sinks have become sophisticated pieces of art and function, to rival any sculptural masterpiece in your home.
If you are looking for something original that nobody else will ever have then buying a vessel sink can only enhance your bathroom décor as well as your ego.
When selecting a new basin think about practical issues such as space available and whether you want to mount it above, below or flush with the counter. An important thing to look into is the spacing of your faucets because you need to match the mounting holes with your sink.
The height of the user is also very important. If all users are tall then a wall mounted sink may be the logical choice because it can be easily adjusted up or down to the right height. Color is always important, subtle colors recede into the background whereas bright colors demand attention.
Most bathroom sinks used to be made of vitreous china. They were durable and easy to clean. Next came enameled cast iron washbasins also tough and easy to clean but not as smooth.
A Sense of Style and Personality
There was also glazed pottery sinks, the good thing about these was that they created the feeling of being custom made. And let us not forget the cast polymer and solid surface material sinks. But one thing that people seemed to crave was the one-of-a kind masterpieces to reflect their sense of style and personality.
One of the hippest new trends in bathroom décor these days are custom and made to order vessels. These exquisite hand crafted hand basins are made from a variety of materials from solid teak wood to stunning, one-of-a-kind pieces of glass that work equally well in traditional or contemporary surroundings.
Vessel-mounted, fused, slumped, mosaic, under-mounted and hand-blown sinks can be found in homes and galleries around the globe.
Polished stone is enduring, adding warmth and contrasting texture to these unique rock sinks and can range in materials like granite, marble, onyx, soapstone and many other natural elements to bring finesse to any contemporary bathroom environment.
Ceramic sinks probably offer you the biggest selection of artisan-created wash bowls, pedestal lavs and basins and can have hand painted designs or faux finishes.
And let us not forget metal sinks, from copper, bronze, stainless steel and other precious metals, these specially made handcrafted sinks are beautifully finished to bring you a lifetime of joy and use in a variety of styles, colors and materials all made to your specifications.