What is the right counter height for a stone vessel sink?
Adding a vessel sink to your bathroom project is a great way to add value and beauty to your home or commercial space. You should consider the countertop height of the vanity you plan to set your vessel sink on top of. TashMart's stone vessel sinks are anywhere between 4 to 6 inches in height. You add this number to the countertop height to give you the total height of the rim of the sink. The average height of most under-mounted or drop in sinks is 34". The National Bath and Kitchen Association recommends a counter height of between 32 and 43 inches. You should also take into consideration where the sink will be and who the intended users are. If you plan on putting the sink in a children's bathroom, you obviously want to be on the lower end of the average. Taller individuals will benefit from the extra height of the vessel sink. Since vessel sinks add to the total height, manufacturers produce lower profile vanities to compensate for the height of the sink.
The Americans with Disabilities Act calls for a standard total vanity height between 29 and 34 inches. Many of our customers also re-purpose other pieces of furniture for their vanity. This is a very popular trend. The total height of the vanity should always be considered. There are techniques that can be used to reduce the total height. Many vessel sinks have rims and can be recessed either fully or partially in the countertop. Contact TashMart if you have questions about the total height of your bathroom sink. 713-510-4888.