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G.Elizabeth Designs

You are absolutely right about the sinks, however, if the the whole counter is lowered to 32 inches, then the obove surface sink works fine, gravity, unfortunately cabinet makers get into their 'one way, one measurement.' As to the shower doors, I'm not quite sure what you mean, do you have a photo?

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Joanne Cannell Designs

theelmsharon: I am also not clear on what your issue is with glass shower doors. A threshold & the slope of the pan should prevent water from leaking unless the shower water is directed at the door. But I do agree about vessel sinks that sit on a counter. If the counter is lower, as G.Elizabeth Designs suggests, that helps. But it's still harder to clean around the bowl. I only recommend them for powder rooms, if at all.

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Rupa

Hi thelmsharon, the top of the countertop bowl should be at a height of 32 or 33 inches off the floor, based on the height of the user. You should calculate backwards from here onwards. E.g if basin is of 6 inches height, your countertop should be at a height of 32-6 or 33-6 as the case may be. To control the splashing effect, use a tap with areator. This will prevent the water from splashing out of the basin bowl. If the areator is a good quality areator, you can use a bowl with barely any depth and yet there will be no water splashing out.

Secondly, about the shower...use a collapsible rubber threshold where your curb would be (available on amazon, ebay etc.). This will prevent the water from splashing out. This is available in various colours too so you can match it with your colour scheme. The curbless shower looks very sleek and I agree with you that the water slipping out of the shower area is a big pain and creates a huge mess. the collapsible rubber threshold is the best solution.

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