When vessel sinks first emerged as a trend, they filled a gap that we didn’t even know existed. That’s why they surpassed the trend zone and became a whole new style option, one which is still popular today.
Vessel sinks not only have the advantage of being practical but also good-looking. They are even easy to install which is always a plus, and they’re space-efficient compared to other types. Check out these vessel sink designs that can become a much-needed focal point in your bathroom.
They’re appreciated for their ability to make a bathroom look clean, elegant, and glamorous without reinventing any of the elements we’re already familiar with. Considering everything we just mentioned, let’s now have a look at some of the designs that stand out.
How to Choose a New Vessel Sink
Consider Your Plumbing Options
Before looking too closely at your sink options, we encourage you to think about your plumbing. The faucets generally come in two different styles, which are either deck or wall-mounted. You’ll find deck-mounted faucets are quite high but are generally very easy to install. Wall-mounted faucets are better for new homes or bathroom renovations, as this can be added into the building process in order to install the water lines as needed for the faucet to work.
When it comes to adding a vessel sink, you have the option of an above or recessed mount. Above counter sinks are the more traditional option, but recessed sinks are becoming more popular. You’ll find above the counter installation to be much easier, as it just rests on top of your counter. On the other hand, a recessed installation will usually be completed as part of a full renovation as it requires the countertop to be cut to allow the sink to be fitted.
The Size of Your Vessel Sink
The size of your vessel sink will be very dependent on the space you have in your bathroom and on the countertop. Try to avoid the sink taking up the whole of the countertop, as you’ll want a little space to store various items such as handwash and your toothbrush. The size of your sink will also be dependent on its shape and design. Unless you are looking to make a big statement with your new sink, just stick to an average-sized vessel sink for your bathroom, which will still offer the space you need to use your new sink.
As you can see from our list above, there are so many different options available when it comes to your vessel sink material. You’ll find that the material you opt for will also be dependent on your current bathroom fixtures. For a more traditional bathroom, opt for porcelain, china, or fireclay. However, if you have a modern bathroom and are looking to add a bolder sink, consider glass or natural stone. You can also look at different colors and designs, which help to add more interest to your bathroom.
Add a Vessel Sink to Your Bathroom for a Stylish and Classy Bathroom Makeover
1. A Crystal Basin with a Retro Look
The Crystal Basin from Bianchini&Capponi has that retro look that can totally transform a bathroom giving it a refined look without compromising on functionality in any way. This vessel sink would make an elegant focal point and would go well with similarly ornate lighting fixtures.
2. A Stylish Vessel Sink with a Raised Rim
If the goal is not to have an eye-catching vessel sink but rather a low-key one that can look simple and blend in with the decor without losing its individuality, you might enjoy the UB washbasin from Eto Cheramiche. It fits into the countertop and has a stylish raised rim with rounded edges.
3. A Simple Bowl-Shaped Vessel Sink
For those who prefer a simple, unassuming vessel sink in their bathroom the Beton Round from Cipì Ltd. might just be it. It’s a lovely bowl-shaped counter basin with an elephant grey finish which doesn’t really require any special maintenance. It is however important to avoid abrasive cleaners and staining as much as possible.
4. An Eye-Catching Ceramic Washbasin
The Roll and Monoroll basins resemble coiled pieces of paper and have a very delicate and at the same time eye-catching look. The ribbon-like shape of the ceramic washbasin shows a perfect blend of looks and functionality and comes in several stylish colors.
5. A Classic and Timeless Sink for Modern or Traditional Bathrooms
The Efi sink was designed in 1990 and you can tell just by looking at it that it has a certain classic, almost timeless appeal. Its elegant and refined lines allow it to look stylish in a variety of different bathroom setups, both traditional and modern. The entire series is actually very versatile.
6. An Artsy and Colorful Vessel Sink Made From White Clay
If you’re into artsy designs and colorful decors, check out the wonderful and one-of-a-kind vessel sink designs from Domiziani. They’re made of white clay entirely by hand and baked in the oven at 1,000° C. They’re each decorated by hand with all sorts of different motifs and patterns. The floral design featured here has a bohemian look and the blue, white and yellow palette looks lovely.
7. Choose a Different Shape of Vessel Sink
As you probably know, vessel sinks come in pretty much any shape you might want. The circular and oval types are the most popular but there are definitely plenty of options to choose from if you’re into something a bit more edgy. How about a square-shaped vessel sink or perhaps one with a totally irregular form? Check out the series offered by Staron to find your match.
8. A Vessel Sink Made From Wood
A vessel sink made of wood might sound crazy at first but wait till you see the Laguna Ellipse. It’s a wooden washbasin created using an elaborate process that allows the wood to look beautiful and to preserve its rich and unique appearance indefinitely. The wood veneers are compressed under high pressure and then saturated with resin. This prevents it from splintering and from absorbing water.
9. A Modern Sculptural Vessel Sink
The Silenzio sink is an absolutely unique piece with a sculptural, sinuous form that allows it to become one with the wall. This ability to perfectly blend in gives the sink an almost magical appearance which is beautifully emphasized by the expert use of color and accent lighting.
10. A Stunning Angular Washbasin
There’s also another extraordinary sink design that we really want to share with you today. The Strappo sink blends in perfectly, just like the Silenzio but without relying on a sinuous form. Like its sister design, the Strappo sink can be stuccoed and finished with the same material and color as the wall behind it once it’s installed. This allows it to be perfectly integrated with the wall.
11. An Oval Washbasin for Any Bathroom
This stunning oval washbasin would fit well in any bathroom. You’ll find this timeless design is ideal for almost any space, and you have the choice of gloss white and matte white finishes. This is an elegant and sleek design that would look great in a contemporary bathroom. You’ll find it is easy to match with other elements in your bathroom, and it will add a much-needed update to your space.
12. Turquoise Water Glass Handmade Vessel Sink
While the majority of sinks are white for bathrooms, if you really want to make your sink stand out, opt for this VIGO bathroom sink. It’s a hand-painted sink that has a stunning rich turquoise interior and then a solid black exterior. It’s made from tempered glass and can be installed above your countertop for a modern look. The great thing about this pretty sink is that it’s also so easy to install, so you’ll give your bathroom a complete transformation in no time at all.
13. A Unique Stone Vessel Sink
If you are looking for something a little bit different from your traditional sink design, take a look at this one-of-a-kind Galaga Stone sink. You’ll find that each sink looks slightly different, and you can opt for one of three different finishes. This would look great in either a modern or a traditional bathroom and is the perfect vessel sink for a beach-themed bathroom.
14. Rectangular Vessel Bathroom Sink
Modern homes often opt to use angular shapes throughout their rooms. This rectangular vessel bathroom sink would be ideal for a contemporary home. It’s a large sink which offers you plenty of space to put products or anything else you may need around the side of the faucet. The sink itself is very durable and has an open look that will work well with almost any bathroom design. You’ll also be surprised by how easy it is to keep this sink clean and tidy, which is something we are all looking for when purchasing a new vessel sink.
15. Russet Brown Handmade Vessel Sink
Russet brown would look great in any type of bathroom, and you’ll find this sink is made from solid tempered glass and offers a modern look as it’s installed above your countertop. You’ll also appreciate the single-hole installation, making it quick and easy to install in your home.
A vessel sink can be added to almost any bathroom and offers a modern and stylish addition to any space. As you can see, there are so many different vessel sink design options on the market, so you’ll have no problem finding a design and material to fit your needs and current bathroom design. By following the advice listed above, you’ll be able to choose the perfect vessel sink for your upcoming bathroom makeover, which you’ll admire every day when you use it.