Sink skirts have been a lasting style, derived more out of necessity to cover unsightly plumbing fixtures or bathroom toiletries than for aesthetics. But they’re not only highly functional and economical — they also provide softness to both kitchens and baths.
One of the many things I love about this bathroom is how well the light fixtures coordinate with the double-sink vanity. The overall effect gives it an elegant vintage modern look. These square bowl sinks can make a tight counter seem larger because they are clear. Although these bowl sinks don’t allow for much counter space, the medicine cabinets and drawers underneath provide plenty of space to keep things close at hand.
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There’s no need to limit your sink to what’s on store shelves. Repurposing any number of vessels into a sink — whether new or vintage — will show off your personal style with little effort. From old metal buckets to massive shells to rain barrels — if it can hold water, it can be your next sink. Still doubtful? Check out these innovative ideas to get inspired for your next home design project.
It is not uncommon to see a skirted sink in a romantic, country bath, but customizing it with a lovely, coordinating trim makes it less predictable.A pristine white powder bath shows its flirty side with a mini skirt. Its floral pattern provides a color palette for bath accessories. When decorating with a skirt, use this opportunity to get creative with mixing pattern and colors. This two-tiered ruffled skirt plays well with the polka-dotted tea towel, reinforcing the kitchen’s retro vibe.
Washing machine. This powder room goes to show that pretty much any sturdy vessel can become a sink. This antique washing machine needed little adjustment to serve as a sink in this beautiful space. Many old-fashioned appliances can have marred and damaged finishes. If you’d rather not embrace the patina, find a specialist to refinish the surface to a shine.