The Center Of Attention
The ultimate design element to create a striking centerpiece in any bathroom, Kraus vessel sinks make a distinctive style statement that will send your guests scrambling to see how they can achieve the same look. There’s nothing quite like the “wow” factor that a vessel sink can bring. A perfect focal point for a powder room, or an eye-catching touch for a master bath: These sinks can do it all!
Vessel sinks have made a huge impact on the design world. The eye-catching design of a contemporary vessel sink is at once classic and modern, recalling the essence of a large washbasin and pitcher resting on the dresser or vanity. Updated shapes and modern materials (not to mention modern plumbing) have brought the above-counter sink into the current day. Nowadays, vessel sinks come in many shapes, sizes, colors, and materials, making it easy to create a look you love.
So What Is A Vessel Sink, Anyway?
Sometimes called countertop or above-counter sinks, “vessel” is a popular style of sink that rests directly on top of a bathroom counter, with plumbing concealed by the vanity cabinet below. The easiest way to make a bold design statement, all you’ll have to do before installation is cut a small hole in the countertop for the drainpipe (unlike drop-in or undermount sinks which require a sometimes-difficult cutout). This streamlined configuration also allows you to update your bathroom sink without replacing the entire vanity, for a quick and simple style upgrade you’re sure to love.
So Much Room
A place to put towels and toiletries is paramount in any bathroom. When you need additional bathroom storage, a spacious vanity is your best bet. Unlike drop-in or undermount sinks, vessel sinks mount above the vanity countertop, leaving more storage space in the cabinet. You also gain counter space by having the sink mounted on top of the counter rather than in it. As an added bonus, this makes the above counter sink unit it easier to maintain a clean and clutter-free look – a great strategy for building a bathroom you love.
Choose Your Own Faucet Adventure
Not all faucet types work with every sink, so it's important to pair your vessel sink with a tall faucet that will provide ample clearance for the sink bowl. Vessel sinks sit above the countertop, and therefore require taller faucets. A well-chosen vessel faucet dresses up your small bathroom sink like a piece of jewelry. Ceramic sinks in clean white or soft neutral hues look graceful and elegant when paired with a sleek and simple tall vessel faucet. For a more ornate look, try a tall faucet with decorative detailing, or install a waterfall faucet with matching glass disk and watch the water cascade into the sink.
Accessorize With Style
Most vessel sinks with a round or curved bottom need to be installed with a mounting ring so that the sink is stable and does not shift or wobble on the countertop. Additionally, this style of sink needs a pop-up drain that’s compatible with sinks without overflow drain holes. If you choose a sink that’s clear or translucent, you’ll be able to see even more of the mounting ring. You can match the finish to your bathroom faucet and hardware for a coordinated look, or pick a bold, bright finish for a pop of contrasting color.
Vessel sinks come in a range of materials, including solid surface (composite), glass, and porcelain ceramic. But choosing a bathroom sink doesn't have to be complicated. No matter the material, all Kraus vessel sinks are easy to clean and extremely durable, with smooth non-porous surfaces that are resistant to stains and discoloration over time. You won’t need any abrasive brushes or harsh cleansers to keep these sinks clean; just wipe them down with a soft damp cloth.