Sinks are an integral and inseparable part of every bathroom. Their undeniable utilitarian functions cannot be substituted. Any bathroom without a sink is incomplete. Whether you are building a new bathroom or renovating an existing one, it is important to know the various sink options so that you can choose the right ones that match all your requirements.
There are three important aspects that you need to consider before you finalize a sink for your bathroom. We shall cover all the aspects in a three part blog, this being the first. In this blog, we hope to introduce to the various factors that you need to bear in mind while selecting one:
• Your lifestyle and usage
Think about your lifestyle before you choose a think and the kind of people using it. If you have children at home who would be frequenting this bathroom, then you ought to choose one that is sturdy and durable instead of opting for the more stylish ones that are less hardy.
• Remember to keep in mind the space you need
It is important to have space around the sink. Having no space near the sink can be irritating as you may require placing important toiletries in that area. Installing sinks on counter-tops ensure that there is sufficient space as compared to the wall mounted or pedestal sinks.
• Know how to take care
Sinks are made from various materials with each requiring different care. Bathroom cleaners or similar other substances may be harsh on the sink owing to their chemical content. Clean with materials that will be gentle on the sink, yet leave it clean. Some sinks require special care and high maintenance. Go for such options only if you think you will be able to maintain it well. If you are opting for customized sinks, then it is important for you to understand the care instructions from the manufacturer.
• Installation of faucets
Sinks like vessel sinks are usually installed on counter-tops making them sit at a height. Similarly such sinks also require wall mounted faucets, so you have to ensure that they are easy to reach and are fixed at a comfortable height. The entire unit (sink + faucet) should not be too high or too low.
The last thing that you need to keep in mind while installing a sink is what you hang or install above the sink. It is common to have cabinets or shelves with objects on them installed above the sink. Things falling off from there could damage the sink, especially if they are made of delicate materials like glass or porcelain causing cracks. So if you already have such an arrangement chooses your sink wisely!