25 Catchy Vessel Sinks With Pros And Cons

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A vessel sink is a basin that sits on top of a bathroom vanity or counter making a statement with its look. Such sinks are usually found in bathrooms as for kitchens they aren’t practical enough, and I’d say more – you’ll see them in powder rooms or guest bathrooms as using them everyday isn’t always comfortable. A vessel sink can be any material—fired ceramic, glass, stainless steel, stone, copper, or marble, and they become a nice decorative feature for any space. Still hesitating if you need one? Take a look at the pros and cons to make a decision.

Advantages

Style: vessel sinks easily raise your bathroom look to a new level without making you pay a lot, which is great. The installation is pretty easy: you won’t have to cut out anything in your vanity like for a drop-in basin. Changeability is also a good idea, whenever vessel sinks come out of trend or you just get bored with them, just change them easily. A vessel sink also takes less space than a recessed sink, and you keep your extra counter space.

a beautiful hammered metal vessel sink will add a Moroccan feel to any bathroom, even the most casual one

a beautiful hammered metal vessel sink will add a Moroccan feel to any bathroom, even the most casual one

a chic round vessel sink with a copper rim and center plus a matching faucet is a beautiful and elegant option

a chic round vessel sink with a copper rim and center plus a matching faucet is a beautiful and elegant option

a classic small white vessel sink is a nice fit for a small powder room or a guest bathroom and will fit many styles

a classic small white vessel sink is a nice fit for a small powder room or a guest bathroom and will fit many styles

a classic white round vessel sink will never go out of style, pair it with black matte faucets for a contemporary space

a classic white round vessel sink will never go out of style, pair it with black matte faucets for a contemporary space

a colorful hand painted vessel sink is a beautiful idea for a Mexican-inspired or just bright bathroom

a colorful hand painted vessel sink is a beautiful idea for a Mexican-inspired or just bright bathroom

a glossy pink vessel sink adds an unexpected touch to this bright green bathroom, and gold touches brighten the space up

a glossy pink vessel sink adds an unexpected touch to this bright green bathroom, and gold touches brighten the space up

a gorgeous hand painted porcelain vessel sink in blues is a chic item to add a Moroccan feel

a gorgeous hand painted porcelain vessel sink in blues is a chic item to add a Moroccan feel

a large clear glass vessel sink will remind you of a water body adding a natural feel to the space

a large clear glass vessel sink will remind you of a water body adding a natural feel to the space

a large round sink with hand painting creates a feeling of a texture and brass touches make it look brighter and bolder

a large round sink with hand painting creates a feeling of a texture and brass touches make it look brighter and bolder

a large white square vessel sink immediately modernizes this rustic meets vintage bathroom

a large white square vessel sink immediately modernizes this rustic meets vintage bathroom

a large white stone vessel sink on a wall-mounted dough wood vanity is a cool rustic item

a large white stone vessel sink on a wall-mounted dough wood vanity is a cool rustic item

a rectangular stone sink in a matte finish is a chic idea for a minimalist or masculine bathroom

a rectangular stone sink in a matte finish is a chic idea for a minimalist or masculine bathroom

Disadvantages

Vessel sinks are perhaps the most impractical ones among all of them, and if you take an often-used area, just forget them. The durability of a vessel sink isn’t high: because of the exposed edges of the basin, they are prone to chipping and breakage. Vessel sinks are secured only at one point, rather than the entire perimeter. A recessed vessel sink, which sinks about half-way into the vanity but not as far as a drop-in sink, adds greater stability. Cleaning around the area of such a sink is pretty hard, and vessel sinks do not come with overflow relief drains. The higher rim can be an issue for shorter folks or for children. So keep that all in mind while choosing and take a look at our examples!

a rough stone square vessel sink on a stone built-in vanity is a gorgeous idea for an Italin villa

a rough stone square vessel sink on a stone built-in vanity is a gorgeous idea for an Italin villa

a shiny hammered copper vessel sink with a matte black faucet for a contrast is a stylish and chic idea

a shiny hammered copper vessel sink with a matte black faucet for a contrast is a stylish and chic idea

a sleek, contemporary copper vessel sink is wrought by master craftsmen using centuries-old techniques

a sleek, contemporary copper vessel sink is wrought by master craftsmen using centuries-old techniques

a stylish curved up white vessel sink adds a contemporary feel to the space with its curved corners

a stylish curved up white vessel sink adds a contemporary feel to the space with its curved corners

a stylish sheer black glass vessel sink looks very contemporary and a sculptural faucet increases this effect

a stylish sheer black glass vessel sink looks very contemporary and a sculptural faucet increases this effect

a unique sheer glass bathroom vessel sink with a beautiful painted bottom and light that comes through it

a unique sheer glass bathroom vessel sink with a beautiful painted bottom and light that comes through it

a unique tall vase-like vessel sink is ideal for a wabi-sabi or spa-inspired space

a unique tall vase-like vessel sink is ideal for a wabi-sabi or spa-inspired space

a very masculine concrete rectangular sink with some soap right on its side and some metallic touches

a very masculine concrete rectangular sink with some soap right on its side and some metallic touches

a white and sheer spotted vessel sink with a catchy shape will spruce up your bathroom even more

a white and sheer spotted vessel sink with a catchy shape will spruce up your bathroom even more

an aqua-colored vessel sink with hand painting adds a subtle touch of color and a vintage faucet is a perfect match

an aqua-colored vessel sink with hand painting adds a subtle touch of color and a vintage faucet is a perfect match

an asymmetrical white vessel sink catches an eye with its unique shape and makes the bathroom feel modern

an asymmetrical white vessel sink catches an eye with its unique shape and makes the bathroom feel modern

stylish matte black round vessel sinks with black faucets add drama to the neutral bathroom and make it chic

stylish matte black round vessel sinks with black faucets add drama to the neutral bathroom and make it chic

two round pink corian vessel sinks add color to the space and make it look more girlish

two round pink corian vessel sinks add color to the space and make it look more girlish