Rustic Basin Sinks

dark square basin sink used on a bead board bathroom vanitySpecial sinks add character and a sense of luxury to a bath.

Bathroom sinks are defying conventional style and breaking out into a wide range of shapes, colors and sizes. Some are installed like vessels, mounted on top of a cabinet while others are worked into vanities in unusual ways. The beauty of this approach is its uniqueness and personalization – something to be valued at a time when, due to cost pressures, big-box-stores are the sources for so many bathroom fixtures.

A dark industrial-style basin mixes [top] surprisingly well with country bead board and the vintage look with its scratches and dings implies a sense of history and mystery. Tailoring the sink base to the size of the sink and holding it in place visually with the slim stone ledge, gives it an imposing presence. A closer look reveals that this is a tight space solution so, logically, the faucet is mounted on the wall.

double trough sink with integral back splah used in a rustic wood vanityVisual context can be transformational as evidenced by this double utility sink with integral backsplash installed in a super rustic, western style bathroom. A very similar sink (or possibly even the same one) looks completely different set in a minimalist vanity with mosaic tileKohler’s Brockway laundry sink has the same look which is compatible with the “medical lab” style faucets.

salvage sheet metal trough used as a bathroom sinkThe sheet metal trough used for this bathroom might well have been consigned to a mud room. But the point of old salvaged pieces with patina and imperfections is to up the character quotient, certainly the case  in this cottage bath.

(Sources: brian vanden brink, locati architects, Atlanta homes & lifestyles)

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9 Responses to Rustic Basin Sinks

  1. Allison April 13, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    Love the first and third pics. I need to build again….

  2. Renee at Canyon Creek April 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    The weathered vanity and beadboard wainscoting are a great fit with the industrial sink in the first picture!

  3. alicia February 10, 2014 at 6:39 pm #

    I’m looking for a sink like in the second picture…. do you know where to find one?

  4. Jane F @ Atticmag February 10, 2014 at 7:04 pm #

    Hi Alicia,

    My best guess is that sink’s either a medical style or vintage. I’ve never seen another one but if I do I will let you know.

    Meanwhile, there are two 30-inch sinks which are similar in style but single, not double. They could be installed as a pair.

    One is made by American Standard
    http://www.vintagetub.com/p/AS9062.008.020/American-Standard-Country-Kitchen-Sink—8-inch-Faucet-Drillings

    The other is Kohler’s Guilford
    http://www.us.kohler.com/us/Gilford%22-30-x-22-x-9-1-2-wall-mount-top-mount-single-bowl-kitchen-sink/productDetail/Apron-Front-Sinks/416259.htm;jsessionid=9269F31B790892B2DE5D7E13BA5EF89A.kohler-prod2-ecom1

    Hope that gives you a start and I’ll keep an eye out for something larger.

    Thanks for visiting. Jane

  5. Maria Luis May 23, 2014 at 5:36 am #

    I would love to find the faucets featured as “medical lab” faucets ? Where can I find them??? Love love love them!

  6. Neysa August 19, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

    Hi Jane,

    Do you know where I can find the dark industrial sink in the first pic?

    Thanks…

  7. Jane F August 20, 2014 at 10:50 am #

    Hi Neysa,

    That photo was from a photgrapher’s portfolio so there’s no way to get any info.

    It’s a very unique sink and my guess is that it’s a vintage sink. Depending whether the industrial aspect appeals most to you, or it’s the color, or it’s the configuration would suggest different ways to find something that comes close.

    If I was going to try to duplicate it I would try to find a soapstone or granite sink with similar dimensions. Or, at least, I would start there. To start, I’d do a google search for “black stone vessel sink” and click on images on top. That should give you good leads. I expect there might be a Chinese manufacturer who could replicate the sink from the photo. What that would cost is another matter, of course.

    Good luck with you search and I hope you’ll come back and tell us about the outcome.

    Best, Jane

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