Looking into a glass sink
Q: Dear Ed: I’m planning a very special guest bathroom (powder room) for our home. Since it is a small space, I want it to appear open and bright. I’m looking to install a glass sink with backlighting. Can you give me some of your famous Ed tips for choosing a glass sink?
— Kim, Illinois
A: With a quality glass sink, you can add artistic shape, strength, color and texture to any bathroom. But, with all the glass sink choices out there it can get a little confusing.
So, first decide on the style of glass sink that will best fit your bathroom.
Three popular choices are: Vessel/above counter sinks, countertop/drop-in sinks and under-mounted glass sinks.
Once you decide on the style, then see what type of glass is available, and choose the glasstype you want for your sink. Cast glass can be thick and heavy; spun glass can look handcrafted and pressed glass can be found in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
Finally, choose your desired color, or in some cases you may find that no color at all can be your clear choice.
Master Contractor/ Plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call,” the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. Visit eddelgrande.com or write eadelgcs.com.