Carolina Lee. Sinks. August 29th , 2017.
Console sinks are appropriate for smaller bathrooms because they help to open up a space and make it seem larger than it is. A console sink is a sink that is mounted on a counter top that is connected to the wall at the back and supported by two legs in the front. There is no cabinet underneath and this open space helps make your bathroom seem bigger. The space under the sink is a good spot to utilize storage baskets. Console sinks have a delicate quality to them so they are better suited to bathrooms that are decorated in light colors and soft tones.
The next vessel sink is recently being incorporated into newer models of houses and to remodeled old homes. These sinks are known as pedestal sinks, which includes a pedestal to support the basin and at the same time, concealing the pipes used for its drainage and water supply. Like the wall-mounted vessel sink, the pedestal sink is practically used to save space. The minimal size of the pedestal sink allows simple installation, and is mostly suitable for installing a sink on wall parts that are near the corners. The pedestal sink is also ideal for small spaces such as powder rooms. These sinks are often made of vitreous china, fire-clay, porcelain or ceramic.
The results are somewhat rustic, but truly unique and one of a kind. Copper sinks in the US are made with similar techniques but are more often \"smooth\" rather than \"hammered\". US copper craftsmen are dominated by shops doing custom work primarily for commercial projects such as restaurants. You can see examples of all these sinks at Sinks Gallery. They specialize in artisan crafted sinks and have one of the largest selections of copper sinks available, as well as sinks from all different mediums including glass, ceramic, various stones and even wood.
Copper sinks often come in various finishes from a bright copper finish (like a new penny) to a dark patina (we call ours \"Dark Smoke\") and everything in between. The copper finish you choose is a matter of personal taste, but oftentimes our clients prefer the more \"weathered\" patinas to avoid the upkeep or uncertainty associated with shiny copper. If you want to slow down the patina process, try applying a wax like \"Renaissance Wax\". Applied every few months, the wax will provide a barrier between the copper and the environment.
You’re almost done! Get back under the sink and hook up the pipes carefully. If you made a big change in the layout of your sink, you will need to install some new pipes and connectors (and may want a plumber to help with that), but otherwise it should be the reverse process from when you disconnected them earlier. You will want to use PVC cement to seal the joints of the pipes, to prevent leaks.
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