One of the most enjoyable parts of home remodeling can be choosing fixtures and fittings, which may include round basins for the bathroom.
There are several kinds of round basins, and you should decide which one fits your vanity, your lifestyle and your dĂ©cor. Youâ€™ll be able to choose from a wide variety of faucets and hardware to go with your new sink as well. If youâ€™ve decided on a simple model and are handy around the house, you may even save some money by installing it yourself.
Your first step when choosing round basins will be to decide between freestanding vessels, under-counters, or pedestal sinks.
A vanity top with a round hole can take an under-counter model, mounted under the surface like a kitchen sink, or a drop-in self-rimming basin with a rolled edge. Most standard pedestal sinks are elliptical or a half-round with a flat back so they donâ€™t stick out so far from the wall, thus saving space in a smaller bath. Their biggest disadvantage is a lack of storage under the sink.
After youâ€™ve decided on your installation, the dĂ©cor will help to determine your choice of color. Basic drop-in or under-counter styles are usually white porcelain, in standard sizes. Many people like plain white for cost savings, versatility in decorating and resale value. In an ultra-modern bath, stainless steel round basins like that found in bar sinks are an unusual and striking choice.
By the time your round basins are installed, you should have chosen a faucet for it. Most round basins types have holes suitable for a standard 4-inch (10.2 cm) center faucet set with a spout and two separate handles. This is the most widely seen kind of bathroom faucet. Vessels will need a longer spout in order to clear the edge of the bowl. There are wall-mounted options available that work well with these.