You might think that the shower, tub, and tile are the "big" decisions when it comes to bathroom remodeling. And those decisions are certainly important. But don't forget--or underestimate--the power of the perfect sink. Now when we say "perfect sink" we're not talking about one that's free and self-cleans, too (though wouldn't that be nice?). We're talking about different sink styles and how the right (or wrong) one can impact the look and feel of the room. So let's review the different "types" of sinks you'll likely encounter as you begin your search. Undermount sinks. What they are: Undermounted sinks are mounted beneath the countertop surface. Benefits: It creates one seamless look (since there are no exposed lips). Also, they're easier to keep clean compared to drop-in sinks since there's no raised lip to catch debris or for bacteria and mildew to grow. These types of sinks are especially popular with solid surface countertops where a fabricator custom makes a hole for the sink. They don't work as well with tile or laminate since these materials can have weak points that don't support the sink effectively.
The Bowl 140 tub is ever heavier, weighing 1500 kg. It has a round shape and it's deeper than most regular tubs which makes it quite similar to a Japanese soaking tub. The design is a stylish option for bathrooms which only have room for small bathtubs. Meet Ago4, a contemporary tub with a very special design that combines gentle curves, straight lines and simple geometry and which also features a thin edge and sloping sides. the tub is made of Ceramilux, a material with great plasticity and extraordinary potential. This is the Vieques XS designed by Patricia Urquiola in 2013. It's a contemporary tub which revives the elegance of charm of older models. This is a very successful and tasteful restyling of the old-fashioned tub. If you'd like the same beautiful lines and harmonious design but in a bigger package, check out the Vieques bathtub.
Drop-in sinks (lip-mounted sinks). What they are: In these sinks, the sink's lip is raised above the countertop, so it's essentially sitting on top of the countertop surface instead of being mounted beneath it. Benefits: These tend to be more cost efficient than other sinks, and they're easy to plan for and use since they easily "drop in" to the hole in the countertop (and even if the hole isn't the exact right size, the sink can still work, thanks to the lip that can cover any gaps). Pedestal sinks. What they are: The sink basin sits on top of a column (a pedestal). Benefits: Perfect for smaller baths since they take up less space. Here's a pic from one of our bathroom renovations. Downside? No storage underneath like you get with vanities.
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