In today's miserable housing market, many people are turning to remodeling as an alternative to trying to sell a home in a depressed market, or to obtaining financing for a new home purchase in an ultra-tight credit market. Remodeling can provide the extra space that families need. Remodeling can also allow homeowners to upgrade features or update a space, which makes the home more attractive to buyers when the eventual decision to sell is made. Some prime areas to remodel include the kitchen and bathrooms. Both of these options can include updating sinks and faucets, and one increasingly popular option is to use vessel sinks and vessel sink faucets. Vessel faucets are also popular options for bar sinks and service sinks, as well.
In contrast to a standard sink, which sits recessed into the countertop of the kitchen, bath, or bar, a vessel sink sits on top of the countertop. Therefore, the faucets that accompany these sinks are of a different style and look than a standard faucet. Replacing standard sink faucets with a vessel sink faucet is sure to increase the appeal of any room. To install a new faucet can provide an instant face lift! Vessel faucets can stand on the countertop, or they can even be mounted to the wall. Faucets that stand on the countertops are generally tall and sleek. Those that protrude from the wall can be more ornate, but generally tend to remain more sleek and understated.
Almost every major faucet company offers vessel sink faucets. They come in a variety of finishes, including brushed nickel, stainless steel, and oil-rubbed bronze. A brass bathroom sink faucet is also a popular option. Consumers can shop options from companies such as Delta, Price Pfister, Pegasus, Moen, and more. Vessel sinks may cost a bit more than a standard faucet. Basic models generally start around two hundred dollars, and may even run in excess of four or five hundred dollars.
When installing vessel sink faucets, proper placement is essential. Since the faucets sit higher up, if the water does not enter the sink at the proper angle, it will result in splashing and soaking whoever happens to use it. When turned on, the water should hit squarely over the drain of the sink. Vessel faucets usually install in just one hole. If a stone countertop is being used, make sure the contractor knows where to cut the countertop to ensure proper faucet placement.
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