This is the story behind this custom concrete bathroom vanity:

The client was building a new home in Bartonville, Texas. She wanted concrete countertops in the laundry room, bar area and a floating concrete sink in the powder room. The builder assured her he had experience making concrete countertops and could take care of these items in-house.

The house is almost complete. The concrete countertops are done for the laundry and bar, but the floating sink is nowhere to be found. The builder finally admits that he has no idea how to make a floating sink.

The client found our website, saw that we had expertise in creating floating sinks and contacted me. As we discussed the project, I realized that we didn’t have a lot of time as they were set to close on the home in about a month. So I got the address and went out to the home to look at the bathroom. I found that there were no supports for a floating sink and that the wall had already been covered up which would not give us access to the wall studs to use the type of supports we normally specify. I worked with the construction foreman and we came up with a plan to support the sink that didn’t require tearing out the wall. He assured me that he would make it happen and we went back and started making the sink.

Three weeks later the sink is ready and we set up a time to install. We arrive with the sink and you guessed it, the supports are not in place. A quick call from the client to the builder and magically the supports show up and get installed. We install the sink and everyone is happy, well at least they’re happy with us. The situation is, now they see what concrete countertops made by professionals look like and they’re nothing like what has been put in the other areas of the home. Their weeks old countertops are already cracking and full of pin holes and voids. I assure them that it’s not the end of the world. I’ll be more than happy to come back in the future to remove those countertops and replace them with good quality concrete countertops.

Project Type:

Custom Floating Sink


Challenges:

Brought on to a job at the last minute to make a floating sink when no thought had been given to how the sink would be supported.


Skills we brought to the job:

  • The ability to form complicated sinks
  • Expertise in designing supports for floating structures
  • Willingness to step into a job at the last minute to make the client’s vision a reality
  • Color and design expertise