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.
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.
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.