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Old 02-01-2019, 08:04 PM   #1
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I have a customer that wants to re-do her half bath that presently has a pedestal sink.

She wants me to build a vanity...have a granite top fitted and a vessel sink on top of that.

Looking into it, it seems there is quite a bit to consider, ie, vanity height, bowl sitting on top or halfway down on the counter, etc, etc.

Any pro's, con's thoughts are appreciated.

The one thing right off the bat is that there is only 16 3/8" from the back wall to the edge of the door trim....not much room.

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You've covered the concerns. Vessel sinks are fine if planned properly. If you're doing a faucet in the wall make sure it's not an outside wall.

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Re: Vessel Sinks...


what shape of sink does she want?

round, square or rectangle?

then finding a size that will fit could be challenging...

they are a fad and don't seem to work real well in a everyday working bathroom....
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what shape of sink does she want?

round, square or rectangle?

then finding a size that will fit could be challenging...

they are a fad and don't seem to work real well in a everyday working bathroom....
Still in the planning stages. An old and reliable customer looking at me for all the answers...including style and color.

Hubby uses it instead of his double sink master bath sink upstairs. The more I research, the more I think I'm going to try to talk her out of it.
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If she wants something different, suggest a lineal drain sink.

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Most vessel sinks don't drain properly due to the grate over the drain, very slow. Get the drain with the pop up style drain
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The ones I've seen look cool, but don't seem like something I would want to live with every day. Washing my greasy hands, spitting toothpaste, filling the dog bowl type stuff.

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The more I research, the more I think I'm going to try to talk her out of it.


As Griz said,they are a fad,and fads date homes. Think pink and gray plastic wall tile,it shouts 1957 ! I'm for talking her out of it.
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vessel sinks and barn doors. Can't wait for these trends to die
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vessel sinks and barn doors. Can't wait for these trends to die
You forgot live edge tables.
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You forgot live edge tables.
and nickel gap.....

and thin brick

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You forgot live edge tables.
I was just at my trim supplier Friday and noticed they had some live edge boards on display for sale. Definitely not my thing, they werenít cheap either.

Just read barn doors are going out of style, thought vessels did a few years ago. Iím giving nickel gap another year or two.
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you only get one shot at the hole for the tailpiece....that's all I remember
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Make sure to use some ship lap in that bathroom there is nothing better than a vessel sink that can splash ship lap because it has no overflow
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Shiplap and a vessel....

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It's a half-bath on the first floor.
Very good and longtime retired from New Jersey couple.
She wants a little change somewhere in the house and decided on this.
What she initially wanted and my estimate didn't quite jibe so she's cut way back on material choice with a similar design.

I'm going over this week to explain in person, (talk her out of the vessel).

Hubby is close to 80...very fit but a little blind...so he uses the bathroom downstairs...a lot.

This vessel thing will be a bad choice.
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It's a half-bath on the first floor.

Very good and longtime retired from New Jersey couple.

She wants a little change somewhere in the house and decided on this.

What she initially wanted and my estimate didn't quite jibe so she's cut way back on material choice with a similar design.



I'm going over this week to explain in person, (talk her out of the vessel).



Hubby is close to 80...very fit but a little blind...so he uses the bathroom downstairs...a lot.



This vessel thing will be a bad choice.
I find a vessel sink easier to take a leak in than a regular sink.

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I have a customer that wants to re-do her half bath that presently has a pedestal sink.

She wants me to build a vanity...have a granite top fitted and a vessel sink on top of that.

Looking into it, it seems there is quite a bit to consider, ie, vanity height, bowl sitting on top or halfway down on the counter, etc, etc.

Any pro's, con's thoughts are appreciated.

The one thing right off the bat is that there is only 16 3/8" from the back wall to the edge of the door trim....not much room.

Thanks.
Either have her choose a suitable vanity or have one done by a shop custom-made $$$. Subcontract the stone slab top to a slab fabricator who also will install the latter.

Minimum vanity depth needs to be 18 inches although you can go less but then it becomes a very small sink. Height is typically 36 inches above finished floor and length is whatever the layout of your bathroom is Keep in mind if there is a toilet next to the vanity then there needs to be a 30 inch clearance (15 from each side measured from the center of the toilet as well as 24 inch clearance from the front of the toilet to the vanity if the arrangement is such.

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