Installing New Undermount Bathroom Sinks
Installing new Under-mount Bathroom Sinks (his and hers) is a certain way to add value to a home, whether it is the value of personal enjoyment or the value of a quick sale. There is, however, much to consider: There are brands such as Kohler, CorStone, Thompson Traders and Bissonnet to choose from.There is the under-counter or the self-rimming style. There are rounds, ovals and rectangles, and of materials themselves, there is copper, brushed nickel, vitreous china and durable acrylic, to name a few. The options are so many that it can be mind-boggling, so it pays to do a bit of homework before shopping to speed the process.Firstly, What Are Under-mount Bathroom Sinks?Though the self-rimming style can also fall under this category, it is generally the type that is mounted to the counter-top from beneath (for do-it-yourself, it usually requires a mounting kit for achieving this). The overall look is clean and smooth with the counter-top usually forming a slight lip over the sink for no-fuss cleaning. It lends itself well to a minimalist or modern style and is quite common in new home construction.Common Materials to ConsiderVitreous China is durable, non-porous and easy to clean. It is the most common of bathroom materials as it is also used in the making of toilets and most tubs, so it has a very practical look and feel. Acrylic is the more affordable alternative to china with many of the same benefits (including a full spectrum of colors to choose from). It is a wise choice for those with a modest budget.Nickel can be a solid piece but is often brushed on as a finish over pewter. It lends a clean, cool look that works well in ultra-modern, minimalist or Asian design styles.Copper is rustic, warm, masculine and usually hammered to shape from a singular sheet of copper. It is stunning in a dark, rich space but does require special care in cleaning.Prices and All Else Considered…One must keep in mind that the basin and the faucets are sold separately. Both can begin as low as $80 but run well into the hundreds (depending on materials and demand of style). Considering also that most people today look for a charming pair on a singular counter-top, doubling the amount can run between roughly $300 and well over $1,000, so one must choose thoughtfully and keep in mind the lasting permanence as well as the emphasis on kitchen and bath features when people are in the real estate market.Under-mount Bathroom Sinks offer an immense variety in material, style and price. The internet is a great place to begin shopping for an upgrade. Whether the preference is lavish or simple, luxury or economy, it is a wise investment that homeowners will enjoy and home appraisers will value.