We recently moved into a newly-constructed
building at work. The picture on the left shows
one of the bathroom sinks in the new building.
After the sink is used a few times,
the top of the counter
becomes covered with water. (See the arrow.) The
problem is that as one adjusts the
faucets with wet hands, water drops down onto the
counter and accumulates there.
A larger sink could be used, designed
so that the faucets are a part of the sink instead
of a separate installation on the counter.
When the faucets are adjusted,
a larger sink would
allow the water that drops down to
drain back into the sink, rather than to run over
the top of the counter.
Another solution is to install faucets
that automatically adjust the water flow without
having to move one's hands away from the sink.
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