Summer is officially here! If you’ve been thinking about fresh beginnings (and who hasn’t?), what better place to start with than your bathroom? Yes, your bathroom!

We often forget that the bathroom can be a place for rest and rejuvenation.  In the mornings, the kids are often maneuvering for sink space as they get ready for school. You may find yourself bumping elbows with your beloved spouse in a shared small bathroom. Don’t get me wrong, up close and personal time with your spouse is certainly not a bad thing, but wouldn’t it be nice to come home to a calm place that induces a sense of peace and quiet? Just as white space is important in design, it’s equally as important in our physical surroundings.

Did you know that the color white is often considered for project purity, cleanliness, and neutrality? It’s also recognized for its ability to support mental clarity, encourage us to clear clutter, evoke purification of thoughts, and enable fresh beginnings. White is timeless… It’s classic.

Ceramic is a natural product, made from raw materials that have been used for centuries. The non-porous surface of a ceramic sink (usually white) is naturally hygienic, easy to clean… and fits right into any home décor. With a smooth, impervious surface and extremely low moisture absorbency, it’s a great material choice for sinks. If you have kids, you know how much wear and tear your bathroom sink endures, and a ceramic sink is up for the challenge. Just be sure to give it a wipe every now and again, but more on that later.

For years, the most popular choice in bathroom design has been the classic undermount sink. They are elegant and nostalgic, yet fit with today’s most contemporary styles. If you are a cat owner, don’t be surprised to find your feline taking a “catnap” in the sink, as they’re well known to gravitate to the smooth, high-gloss nature of ceramic. But don’t worry about scratches; with ceramic’s durability, even your feline’s claws won’t leave a mark. All that’s typically required for daily cleaning of a ceramic sink is a quick wipe using an everyday sponge, and water with a little household soap. The Kraus Elavo™ ceramic sink series has undermount models in a choice of shapes and sizes, so you can pick the look you like best for your bathroom, and still have all the clean convenience of this popular mounting type.

Although undermount is the leading mounting type in today’s bathroom design trends, if a more modern look is your style, consider a ceramic vessel sink instead. A vessel sink has the advantage of saving counter space, and instantly creates a stylish new look for any bathroom.

The choice of a sink faucet is all too often an unfortunate afterthought, but its design can set the tone and experience of a bathroom. To complement your ceramic bathroom sink, consider a faucet from the Kraus Exquisite Collection, which has options for everything from basin to vessel to deck mount bathroom faucets.

If you enjoy the therapeutic results of home improvement projects, consider unleashing your inner craftsman and install your new Kraus sink yourself! Kraus has the detailed product information you need every step of the way during the installation, and live support is ready to answer any questions that might come up. When your install is complete, sit back, relax, and enjoy your hands-on accomplishment for the day, and all the money you saved, with a cold refreshment!