Giving Your Sink a Facelift
After the living room, what would you guess is the most visited
room in a typical family's house? Your bedroom? The kitchen.
Neither of those. The honor goes to the lowly bathroom. After
all, only you go regularly to your bedroom; but everyone uses
the bathroom. Unfortunately, even though this is true, the
bathroom often gets overlooked at remodeling time. Yet, as
any homeowner knows there comes a time when the second-most
visited room in the house needs a facelift. And honestly,
it's easy for the bathroom to become an original and fresh
part of your home with a new amazing look. It all starts with
sink can become the focal point of the room and the new
and modern designs and styles have created endless choice
that can turn a run of the mill sink into something spectacular.
Imagine a hand blown sink in colourful glass in place of
the common white porcelain sink you used to have.
could spend anything from $100 to $500 on sinks made from
ceramic, glass or metal. You could purchase a one-piece
ceramic unit for $350 whilst a simple white pedestal unit
only $200. Choices also include wall mounted or the modern
modern console style sinks are somewhat new to the market,
resulting from a combination of the pedestal sink and a
useful vanity unit reminiscent of the 1920s. Typically they
include a large basin and instead of the pedestal, legs
to create optimal storage space under the basin. This elegant
look is not cheap coming in at around $800. However, they
do bring a feel of the classic sophistication of the 1920s
to the room.
are popular contemporary choices for home owners and appear
in many themed bathrooms as furniture rather than just the
sink. Manufacturers continue to develop their ranges and
designs offering new materials, colors and textures. As
well as the glass blown sinks, imagine terracotta or china
sinks, both are now on offer. Whilst the pedestal has been
replaced with such things as crafted wrought iron legs.
of course, there are other decisions to be made concerning
your sink. The sink can sit flush or sunk into the countertop
or a basin design that sits on top of the counter. Coming
in just about every color imaginable, it is not difficult
to create a bathroom that would look both original and stunning.
with any room it is the small touches that create a good
finish, and faucets can contribute to the total effect of
the bathroom. There are many designs and colors ranging
from the simple and contemporary look to the more elaborate
or antique. Popular options include bronze, brass, nickel,
ceramic, pewter, enamel, platinum, gold, silver and, of
chrome. You can personalize your sink even further by choosing
a matte, brushed, pearl or polished finish.
most widespread type of faucet, with both hot and cold handles,
are available from 6 to 16 inches designed to fit a three
holed basin.The single hole faucet has a single spout and
hot and cold mixing handle and needs a single hole as its
Some faucets can be wall mounted and are designed to be
used with the stand above-the-counter basin. It has an elegant
long spout to reach the basin.
the faucet handles can be to your own personal taste and
chosen to compliment the bathroom. Conventional handles
that need to be twisted come in a wide selection of styles
and finishes. Lever handles remain a popular option because
of their ease of use; a simple lift up or down for young
children and seniors who may problems turning a conventional
handle. The motion activated faucet however, is a breeze
to use and really up to the moment, activated when hands
are placed under it.