Bathroom Design Trends – Sinks
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Sinks – Bathroom Design Trends continues below:
Before you swipe your credit card for that glorious glass over-the-top sink think about this…bathroom designers are predicting that contemporary artsy sinks are on the way out.I’ve got the latest information on what’s “in” and what’s on the way out with respect to bathroom remodeling or bath redesign. But please keep in mind – as you read my report – unless you plan on selling your home in the very near future you shouldn’t tie your design to raising or falling trends. The only trend curve you should worry about is the one your lips make when you smile. Your happiness with your home design, even if it’s not the latest trend, is all that matters. With that little caveat out of the way – let’s begin.
Vessel sinks, a super-hot trend in edgy modern decor that started about 10 years ago has quickly saturated the home market over the last three to four years. The previously pricey contemporary bath sinks have become so affordable that you can now buy them at home improvement stores for about $100. So why are they on the way out? They are beautiful to look at and now they are incredibly affordable – so why?
It’s all about usability and practicality. The popular glass models became a cleaning nightmare as they showed fingerprints, stray hair stands, bits of toothpaste and well just about all the residues associated with using a sink. The deeper sink vessels were difficult to clean while the shallower vessels were easier to clean but they were notorious for allowing water splash-out.
So what’s on the home design horizon for bathroom sinks? Farm sinks, classic sinks embedded in stunning antique or contemporary furniture and an interesting artsy addition called a “wet surface”.