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Choosing Your Sink

The Coos Bay Console in the Bixby Bath

The Coos Bay Console in the Bixby Bath (faucet included)

A sink is often the centerpiece of a bathroom.  Its scale and design can influence all the choices that come after.

A vanity console, like our Coos Bay, is a substantial and significant presence.  Its shelves, cabinet, and broad counter top solve your storage needs.  Beyond this function, its masculine form grounds and centers the eye.

Victorian Double Sink Console with Dunbar Faucets

Victorian Double Sink Console with Dunbar Faucets

However, for a lighter, cleaner look, you can’t beat porcelain.  Our single and double legged Victorian consoles, metal-legged Abernethy, and simple pedestal sink show the different faces of porcelain.  While they do not provide storage, they make a room feel more open and airy, and are a breeze to clean to boot.

The Abernathy Sink with Bingham Bath Hardware

The Abernathy Sink with Bingham Bath Hardware

An open sink means exposed plumbing.

With a vanity, your plumber can use whatever plastic lines or water shutoffs they have on hand.  Attractive, coordinating trim is a detail that’s easy to overlook when you start a project, but can mar the finished space.  Who wants to spend so much time and money on their bathroom only to stare at plastic piping and mismatched finishes?

When choosing your sink and faucet, close the loop by picking coordinating trim.  Sink trim includes a P-trap, two supply lines, and two water stops.

  • A p-trap is the P shaped pipe that brings waste water from the drain tail pipe into the wall.
  • Supply lines bring water from the shut offs to the faucet.
  • Water stops, or shut-offs, allow you to cut the flow of water to the sink.

There are three types of supply lines, depending on what type of pipe is providing water:

  • IPS – for older homes, with iron pipe sticking out of the way.  The stop threads directly onto the pipe.
  • Compression – for modern copper and pex pipe.  The stop is squeezed against the pipe by a nut.
  • Sweat  — for modern copper pipe.  The stop is soldered to the pipe.

Of course, if you would prefer not to see the trim at all, our Classic Pedestal Sink is a fetching option. It has the added benefit of fitting nicely into smaller powder rooms.

Classic Pedestal Sink with Rollins Faucet

Classic Pedestal Sink with Rollins Faucet

Victorian Single Sink with Connor Faucet

Victorian Single Sink with Connor Faucet & coordinating p-trap

 

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6 Responses to Choosing Your Sink

  1. chet nebolini says:

    interested in the coors bay collection, please send info on this line of vanities, thank you

  2. Nan Ballein says:

    I like the double porcelain sink. We live in a small rancher from the 50′s. We need the double sink, but are SHORT (very) on space. What are the dimensions, please and thank you.

    • Heidi Whitcomb says:

      I am assuming you are referring to the Victorian Double Sink console. (It is listed here on our website: http://www.rejuvenation.com/catalog/products/victorian-double-legged-console-sink)

      The specs are:
      Width: 47″
      Height: 33-3/4″
      Depth: 19-1/2″
      8″ center-to-center faucet holes
      Basin width: 16-1/2″
      Basin depth: 12″
      Distance between sinks: 23-1/2″
      Clearance under console: 31″
      Weight: 110 lbs

      Please let us know if you have any further questions. We are happy to help!

      -Rejuvenation

  3. Andi says:

    I am unable to find two items that I found on the ideas/rejuvenation site but not in the rejuvenation.com site. How am I able to (a) see them at the Helms location and/or (b) order them?

    1: Abernathy single sink/console with metal legs.
    2: The large heavy oblong bathroom mirror that swivels – two of them are shown over a double sink console without the product name.

    • Heidi Whitcomb says:

      Hi!

      We appreciate your frustration. Unfortunately we cannot offer these items online at the moment but you CAN order them over the phone. Call customer service at 888-401-1900 and they will be happy to help you. We apologize for the inconvenience!

      -Rejuvenation

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