I think we can all agree that bathrooms are an area in a household that generally requires a little more effort to keep up than other rooms in your home. If you’re like me, you dread the day you’ve dedicated to cleaning this room because, let’s just be honest, there are about fifty other things you’d rather spend your Sunday afternoon doing. Cleaning sinks? 100% not one of them, especially with Fall weather in the horizon.
Much rather be at a pumpkin patch at Huber’s farms, or preparing a Halloween costume for a party, or taking a lazy day, sipping hot, flavored coffee and cuddled up next to Cailey, my girlfriend, breaking into a Harry Potter marathon. THAT is my ideal Sunday. But, alas, we’re human, and we tend to get a bit messy, and messes were meant to be cleaned. Luckily, there are products that you can install that will make cleaning day just a little bit easier. Like a sink, for example. You may not be aware of this, but some sink material and styles are better than others in terms of maintenance.
Stainless Steel Bathroom Sinks
Believe it or not, this style is actually trending in bathroom design. Now, I know you’re probably thinking that stainless steel belongs more in a kitchen than it does a bathroom, but I think you’d be surprised by the look. That’s not exactly why it’s such a hot trend right now, however. It’s the low-maintenance and upkeep that sets these bathroom sinks apart from the rest. According to a consumer report, this material withstood a number of tests to prove its outstanding durability.
“They fended off stains from cleaning products and drain cleaner, and also resisted heat, dents, and dings.” My opinion? This is a very unique idea. If you’re looking to go against the grain and reap the benefits in the process, I’d consider this choice, for sure.
All-in-One Bathroom Sinks
This sink style is actually pretty neat, if you ask me. The sink itself is molded to the countertop. You simply fasten it to the wall, and you’re all but done. I suggest this style because it is stupid easy to clean, seeing as there’s no ridges or seams to contend with. In one smooth, fluid motion, you can clean this bathroom sink without the worry of having to deal with nooks and edges.
Typically, these sinks are available in porcelain and ceramic, which a more standard material for your sinks, but within reason. Also, this type of sink is perfect for family bathrooms. With the amount of traffic and use, maintenance tends to always be on the mind.
Vessel Bathroom Sinks
Ah, my personal favorite. I can still remember when my dad first installed one of these for a previous customer. He’d already done so when I visited the work site, and when I walked into the fairly large bathroom, it was literally the first thing that caught my eye. Jaw dropped a bit, and I’m pretty sure something like, “Woah!” escaped my mouth. Or an excited expletive, I can’t really remember.
The point here is, it’s a mesmerizing look. Truly. It’s a beautiful crafted sink bowl that sits on top of the countertop. But be careful when you install it, though. Set it too high and washing your hands will be a task like no other – extremely uncomfortable. These are available in a variety of finishes like polished stainless steel, hand-painted porcelain, carved stone and spun glass. These are all durable materials, particularly the stainless steel as we’ve discussed before.
Material of Bathroom Sinks
Just a little fair warning before we part ways today. According to the consumer report I talked about earlier, you shouldn’t always be prone to go with the most common materials in a bathroom sink. In fact, the report said, you should look at other ones first before going that route. This is solely because during their tests, tempered glass, enameled cast iron, and some of the acrylic sinks dented slightly or chipped away during their impact tests. But, let’s be real here, you’re not going to be hammering down on your sink for no reason, right?
I hope you enjoyed this blog post, and it gave you a little insight on which sink will be the best for you and your household! Just remember, sometimes, in the long run, going against the grain is an absolutely great thing that provides a stunning effect.