Look­ing into a glass sink

Austin American-Statesman Sunday - - HOMES -

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.

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