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A century ago, a display of a well
The designated bathroom is the base sink, a large white porcelain oval or rectangle that is elegantly balanced on the pillars.
Also, the base sink is once again a popular bathroom function thanks to the "plus ca change.
From futuristic glass and chrome models to the white Chinese classic "re-examine bridesmaids ".
"The base sink relies on its immediate elegance and sculptural lines, and although it lacks the storage space provided by vanity, its return is not mysterious.
They are certainly not as practical as vanity, but who wants to be practical all the time?
The author of the bathroom, Chris Carcassonne Maddon, said (
Clarkson Potter 1996$30).
Base sinks currently account for only 20% of the sales of the leading sink manufacturer Kohler residential sinks.
"But this is definitely a growing market," said Christopher Lohmann, product manager for washroom and bathroom furniture . ".
"I don't see any indication that it will drop soon.
"Advertising demand is starting to grow significantly around 1990," said John.
The editor of the wholesaler, Schweizer, is a trade publication in the pipeline industry.
At that time, the appeal of traditional bathrooms equipped with white tiles, footbasins and clear Edward-style details began to stand out from the marble floors and golden hardware after the 80 s.
What is a good sink?
The basic sink material is glass China (
The surface is China of Glass)--
The heavier the better.
China should be a stain.
For free, the base and base must fit perfectly.
A competent plumber, or even a handy homeowner, should be able to install most of the base sinks, which usually have two parts.
The trick is in the proper connection of the basin (
40 to 50 pounds)
To the wall: the base that hides the hot and cold water pipes provides only minimal support.
"If the sink is connected to Sheetrock, it may fall," said Zoltan Horvath, general contractor at N hillssdale. J.
The current popularity of the base means that there are a variety of styles to choose from-
The price is equally wide. Small frill-
Free base sink for $40 at home-
Improvement Centers like Pergament and Home Depot, while antiques can cost more than $10,000.
Usually only the price of the sink;
Most hardware is sold separately.
High quality sinks are usually priced at over $300 and usually have fairly uniform standards in both craft and China, so the price depends on the size, style and decor details.
However, sinking within the price range of $100 often lacks the color quality and Chinese thickness of the more expensive model. What You See . . .
In the showroom in lower Manhattan, Steven Margolies, vice president of F & M plumbing supply, points to a simple white base sink for $100, including a faucet.
F & M is one of the most expensive hotels in the city.
Although the lines are clear, the model still has the blue color of skim milk, when Mr.
Margolies pointed his finger at it.
A 1920s sink worth $300.
A rectangular basin that sounds strong when it's tapped.
F & M pipeline supply company of NY.
631 East nine Street (near Avenue C)
New York 10009; (212)674-0545.
Pededesraft, which adheres to the traditional style, is good at the base sink in the traditional style.
The popular rectangular sinks in the 20 s and 1930s s are especially popular as they offer more counter space than the classic bird cage Oval sinks.
"The Scallop Bowl is not very popular right now," said sales representative Robert M. M . ".
Most of Kraft's sinks come from Europe, starting at about $500.
Kraft 306, 10021 East 61 Street, New York; (212)838-2214.
Advertising only comes in the spirit of Henry Ford, a National bathroom chain that offers traditional base sinks of any color customers want-
"Most customers are relieved because they don't have to make design decisions," said Peter Sallick, president of the company . ".
The water plant also comes with a traditional washbasin, an oval basin, placed on a marble counter, balanced with four brushed nickel legs ($2,488).
The exchange rate starts around $500.
Water Plant, 237 East 58 Street (
Near Second Avenue)
New York 10022; (212)371-9266.
A bit different, in the showroom upstairs in Manhattan, with more than 50 sinks watching, AF Supply offers one of the city's largest selection of premium sinks, including consoles, large rectangular sink supported by two elegantly carved legs ($800 to $1,800).
The consoles are appealing as they provide counter space, but in the 36 to 42 inch wide range they are usually too big for the apartment bathroom.
AF supply company, 22 West 21 Street, New York, Zip code: 10010; (212)243-5400. Going All-
There is a small amount of traditional ceramic sinks from Italy on Ouast tiles, but the company features high
Sink in the chrome and glass style base.
The charming Olympia model features a smooth polished chrome or polished copper cone with a transparent glass frame on top and a deep blue basin ($4,495).
Sweet and quirky Elenali sink made of molded sand blasting
Glass rectangular bowl, balanced on a metal base with transparent glass sheath ($2,600).
Note: fingerprint and soap residue displayed in sandblasting glass--
And can scratch.
Philip Paone, a salesperson, suggested using car wax to help with water beads.
Hastings Tile/il bagno series 230 south of Park Avenue (at 19th Street)
New York 10003; (212)674-9700.
Some people want a real antique instead of a new sink that looks old.
The sink made between 1880 and 1940 is a professional in urban archaeology at the SoHo salvage yard.
Apartments, houses and even hotels have fixtures.
The price starts at $750, but it takes $1,750 to buy a rectangular base sink from the Plaza Hotel, simple but classic.
Although some sinks show the age of cracking or cracking, most sinks do not need to be repaired.
Cycle or copy hardware is usually included in the price.
City Archaeology, 285 Lafayette Street (
Near Houston Street)
New York 10012; (212)431-6969.
When the price was out of order, the base sink for the Howard Kaplan bathroom store was mostly from Europe with dates ranging from 1880s to World War I.
Some new art-style works are thriving and tortuous, weighing more than 100 pounds.
The most popular antique sinks have original drain fittings, but the hardware is often replaced or updated by a mixer that allows for a mix of hot and cold water.
Without hardware, the sink starts at about $6,000.
The store also sells vintage hardware.
Howard Kaplan bath shop, 47 East 12 Street (near Broadway)
New York 10003; (212)674-1000.
A version of this article appears on page C00002, country edition, June 27, 1996, with the title: where to find it.