The unique vessel can add artistic shape, strength, color and texture to any bathroom.

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Q: I’m planning a very special guest bathroom (powder room) for our home. It is a small space, but I want it to appear open and bright. I’m looking to install a glass sink with backlighting. Can you give me some tips for choosing a glass sink?

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, see what type of glass is available and choose the glass type you want for your sink. Cast glass can be thick and heavy, spun glass can look handcrafted and pressed glass is found in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Finally, choose your desired color — or 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. For more information, visit eddelgrande.com.