Thursday, January 9, 2014

Semi-Recessed Sinks & My Bath Reno


One of my 2014 goals was to post more about our basement reno - remember that project I mention once every blue moon?  One of the things slowing me down was indecision on the bathroom sink. I bought this vintage bureau to make over as a bath vanity with the thought I'd have a stone top and undercounter sink to go with the wall faucet.  However, after calculating the cost for that it seemed to defeat my money saving goal of repurposing the vanity in the first place!  Plus, this bureau is  massively polyurethaned, almost like the wood you'd find on a boat, so I know it will hold up well.  So back to the sink.   The other obvious option was a vessel sink  -  but I'm not a fan of most of those and they  weren't going to work anyway with the planned wall faucet.  


That's when I came across semi-recessed style sinks!  A much toned down version of the vessel but not a typical lip-type overmount sink.  Here's the one I picked - the Decolav 1453-CWH Classically Redefined Semi-Recessed Lavatory Sink, White.   I went with the option with no overflow because I hate  trying to keep those clean!    Here's some more inspiration for semi-recessed sinks:


Love the look of this vessel sink contrasted with the wood.  Design by Tricia Huntley of Huntley and Co.


Design by Kathy Ferguson of Harrison Design Associates image via Atlanta Homes here, photography by Erica George Danes


from Simply Swanky Digs

There's also other options, here's just a few:


Decolav 1456-CWH Classically Redefined Oval Semi Recessed Lavatory Sink, White

Xylem CSR213RC Semi-Recessed Rectangular Vitreous China Vessel, White

Next week I'll be back with more on the tiles and the stand-alone tub I've chosen.  It feels great to be making progress!

15 comments:

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I like those options, a lot. Esp the oval one. This is going to look smashing I think.

Ashley said...

You've certainly whet my appetite for future posts on this space. Really looking forward to updates!

Henhurst Interiors said...

Great idea and I think you made a great choice. Here's to progress!

An Urban Cottage said...

There are some really nice options for semi-recessed sinks. When you're working with a repurposed base, they're sometimes the necessary option to get you to the ideal sink height too. For narrow bathrooms, there are also some semi-recessed sinks that extend the bowl out in front of the cabinet so you can use a narrow cabinet but still get a nice sized sink.

I love the one you got.

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

Great choice! I love the base too.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

You've made great progress on your house. Love your redo featured on ORC!! Now this - can't wait to hear more.

home before dark said...

Compromise is often ugly. This time it is perfect. Looking forward to seeing this space develop.

vicki archer said...

It looks like the basement will be gorgeous when its done, the sink is fab! Looking forward to seeing more of the progress…xv

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Stacey said...

Great progress and the one you chose is smashing! I hate having to always clean up too from water going everywhere.

Linda Merrill said...

Looking great and that's an excellent choice for the vintage vanity! Happy New Year!

Pat said...

The other advantage is you don't lose as much drawer storage. I was able to keep most of even the top drawer.

Francine Gardner said...

Fabulous sinks. I love the classic vanity inspiration (pic#2). This is going to be quite a fancy basement :)

Annapolady said...

I am already jealous of your bathroom! Love that sink.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Love these! I used an Asian cabinet for my powder room. This will look great!

Mike Curcio said...

The one designed by Tricia Huntley is a knockout! This is the one that I imagined when I saw your sink and bureau. Anyway, what are your plans for your bathroom design? It will be much better if you have a definite printout of your inspiration.

Mike @CMSOFSC.com

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