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Love It or Hate It? Skirted Sinks

While cloth curtains are an economical solution for hiding unsightly pipes in old sinks, they're also proving to be a stylish one. I've seen curtained kitchen and bathroom sinks in a number of designers' portfolios recently. They offer a throwback, retro touch to rooms. Are you a fan?


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NikkiCouture NikkiCouture 8 years
I think the idea of using a sink skirt can be adapted to all sorts of decorating styles. If you make a pleated skirt out of gingham fabric would obviously look country, but maybe making one thats streamline with some Amy Butler fabric would look really cute. It all depends on what fabric you use and how it's finished!
lolajane lolajane 8 years
hihowareya hihowareya 8 years
I wonder how a beaded curtain would look to disguise sink hardware...
danixk danixk 8 years
hate it, no matter the situation/decor!
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 8 years
Um, it depends on the material chosen & how it's done. Personally, this one is not my favorite. But, I have done it before & it can look nice! I'm distracted by plates on the wall in a bathroom (I would never do that). I think it's distorting the whole picture.
moonlissa moonlissa 8 years
My apartment is handicapped accessible so there are no cabinets under the sinks. I just have big lidded baskets in the bathroom, but I do have a skirt in the kitchen. I made it out of the same silk that I used for some throw pillows. It is flat not gathered. It was either that or have nowhere to store things and hide the garbage can! I rather the skirt!
jopenopy jopenopy 8 years
hate it. I like seeing the big silver pipe bringing the water in. ITS A BATHROOM. plus, i always think how germy the skirt can get... I would much prefer a small set of drawers for storage.
delightfairy delightfairy 8 years
I don't like it.
Fitness Fitness 8 years
I think that skirt looks fine in that bathroom.
emalove emalove 8 years
I would love it in a French country cottage decor.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I like the shabby chic quality, but I prefer non-porous surfaces in my bathroom.
endomental endomental 8 years
So much depends on the rest of the decor and what fabric is used. A fabric skirt is usually, but not always, better than looking at bare pipe.
smileyface smileyface 8 years
I like it because I hate the look of exposed pipes in non-public bathrooms. I would much rather put in a under the sink cabinet but if that were not an option I would go for a skirt that matched the decor.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I agree -- it depends on the style of the interior. In my opinion, cottage-style and shabby chic style interiors would look good with this.
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Cannot stand it.
dm8bri dm8bri 8 years
gross. also a dust, hair and goop collector.
bellabunny bellabunny 8 years
Not for me.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I hate it. Yeah, it goes well for a country themed room, but just not my style.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
I actually prefer the elegant hollywood look over the country gingham look. but like I said, it just depends on the room for me as to whether or not I like it.
queenegg queenegg 8 years
It reminds me of my Nonnie's house, so I love it.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I'm with everyone else, sometimes it can work but I'd rather not.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
I've seen it before and while I personally don't care for it, it can work for some.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
It depends on the room it's in and how well it goes with the rest of the decor.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
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