I went to Home Depot to look around for things I might need on my renovation and I spent the most time looking at sinks. WOW so many options. All I know is that I hate my sink because it is not deep enough and I hate my faucet because it does not extend all the way to pots that I might need to fill up with water while sitting in the sink. The sink I have now came with the house, the faucet I purchased and I just so happened to find the box and was disgusted that I paid $102 for it on clearance. Disgusted because for a hundred bucks I should love that bad boy forever, instead I have buyer’s remorse.
Once I saw the choices of sinks out there, I decided I no longer want a stainless steel sink. I want a sink that is going to coordinate with either my counter top (black or gold) or my appliances (white). The material choices are stainless steel, cast iron, and acrylic, composite and copper. I wasn’t interested in the cooper and we can throw out the stainless steel and cast iron…mainly due to price. Unfortunately, like most things major, I based my decisions on price. I have to look at the acrylic sinks. I have no idea what I am looking for so just looking at the style here are the ones I liked:
Thermocast Newport dual mount with deep sink on left 4 holes for faucet/sprayer by default but I can order it with 1 to 5 holes. Comes in 31 colors 33x22x9 both bowls rectangular $158 rated 3 1/2 stars
Thermocast Beckenridge dual mount with deep sink on right, 1 hole for faucet/sprayer by default but I can order it with 1 to 5 holes. Comes in 32 colors 33x22x9 both bowls irregular shaped $199 rated 4 stars I think I like this one the best but not in shiny black. I wish this one came in the granite finish. i added the second photo from the manufacturer so you can get a better look at the style of it I really like that one and even though the sink is odd shaped the hole is still rectangular.
Sterling with offset rectangular bowls dual mount with deep sink on left, 4 holes for faucet/sprayer by default but I can order it with 1 to 5 holes. Not sure how many colors this one comes in. Can only be ordered in store. $104
Pegasus 1.6 Bowl offset rectangular bowls, dual mount with deep sink on left, 1 hole for faucet/sprayer by default No options to change number of holes. Comes in slate. $279 not rated
Pegasus with two rectangular bowls, dual mount two deep sinks, 5 holes for faucet/sprayer by default No options to change number of holes. Comes in granite. $259 5 stars
Pegasus with two rectangular bowls, dual mount two deep sinks, 3 holes for faucet/sprayer by default No options to change number of holes. Comes in metallic black. $284 3 stars
Swanstone Dual Mount Composite with two rectangular bowls, dual mount two deep sinks, 4 holes for faucet/sprayer by default No options to change number of holes. Comes in many granite colors 33x22x10 $411 not rated
The choices of faucets are ridiculous!
PS… I just read this at work today: The General Assembly of 1979 designated Granite as the official Rock for the State of North Carolina. (Session Laws, 1979, c. 906).
The State of North Carolina has been blessed with an abundant source of “the noble rock,” granite. Just outside Mount Airy in Surry County is the largest open face granite quarry in the world measuring one mile long and 1,800 feet in width. The granite from this quarry is unblemished, gleaming, and without interfering seams to mar its splendor. The high quality of this granite allows its widespread use as a building material, in both industrial and laboratory applications where supersmooth surfaces are necessary…Granite is a symbol of strength and steadfastness, qualities characteristic of North Carolinians. It is fitting and just that the State recognize the contribution of granite in providing employment to its citizens and enhancing the beauty of its public buildings.
Sooo that means I should be able to find some cheap granite here right???
On the faucets I have the first picture fourth from bottom on left. I like it. Not at all fancy. No sprayer or soap . Just the faucet. I think I paid about $75 for it. Looks like the one you picture is more. Maybe it has sprayer.
My only thoughts on sinks is I had one once with three bowls and one was a really small one and I HATED it. Odd shaped sink bowls are horrible to deal with useless. Just my opinion.
If I had a choice I would get single bowl. Maybe some day. The sink we have now is two deep bowls regular size. It is stainless but I had no choice. I am fine with it.
Now that you mention it I think you might be right about not getting the odd shaped bowls although they are cute. I use the two bowls right now and I put my drainer in one side because I don’t have sufficient counter space for a dish drainer plus I hate how they look on the counters. What I have now is a stainless steal double bowl. They are evenly sized its just that they are not deep enough for me. I just measured them and each one is 14″ wide but only 6″ deep! Wow 9″ is going to be like a luxury…sometimes bigger is better 🙂
I checked last night for better prices because I think over a hundred bucks for a sink is ludicrous but it looks like Home Depot is the cheapest!
As far as the faucet is concerned I have to have a sprayer. Well I take that back…if I have a deeper sink I might not need it. I like to use it to rinse out my pots. I will think on that some more tonight as I am not in a rush to spend all that money on a sink.
PS that’s the same faucet I have but I also have the sprayer. Thinking now that the sprayer might have been purchased separately which makes me even madder. I know my auntie has the faucet in the first photo bottom row left side and I hate that one. I could not get in the groove of not having a separate hot and cold handle. I guess in some things basic is better for me. LOL
I also had a single, deep bowl. Loved it. I used a small dishpan when washing dishes so I could still rinse in the sink without continually filling the sink. When it came time to wash the big pots and pans, I’d use the whole sink. Loved how I could submerge entire cookie sheets and 9×13 pans to soak. Oh, and my sink was only 23″ wide because we had to fit it into a 24″ sink base. Anything larger than that was a huge waste of counter space in my tiny kitchen. It was actually smaller than yours! Have you considered using a smaller sink to save on counterspace?
Well you made some good points and you make it sound so tempting! I will think on it some more tonight.
I can’t believe anyone has a kitchen smaller than this joker…LOL
Ha! It was about the same as yours in sf, but it had four (yes, 4!) doorways and two large windows. I had a 6’x6′ spot in one corner to work with (it ended up being sink, corner cabinet, stove) and the fridge went in a little nook. For the longest time the fridge was in the dining room because there wasn’t room for it in the kitchen without blocking a doorway. We remodeled to get the fridge back in the kitchen!
This one got a lot of great reviews in the GW kitchen forum. I know it’s stainless, but they are so much easier to keep clean than other sinks, in my experience. We had a white sink and I was always magic erasing the darn thing.
I found this blog when Iwas looking for the sink we bought so I could show you. I can’t believe how much this kitchen resembles yours in layout! I’ve heard Ikea cabinets are actually pretty good for the money.
hmmmm the stickers say they are scratch and stain resistant. I don’t want anymore buyers remorse purchases…okay well stainless steal it will be because if nothing else they always look nice when clean. I was just thinking about not being matchy matchy. I looked at the link. No way I am paying $200 for a sink unless it agrees to wash and put the dishes away for me. LOL
I love the look of the acrylic sinks, but I agree with Amanda, they are hard to keep clean. I inherited a cream colored one (It looks just like the first sink you posted) when we moved in this house and the bottom of both bowls are covered in scratches. I have tried everything to get them out and bleach them clean but nothing works. I miss my stainless steel sink (one day I will replace it!!)
hmmmm the stickers say they are scratch and stain resistant. I don’t want anymore buyers remorse purchases…okay well stainless steal it will be because if nothing else they always look nice when clean. I was just thinking about not being matchy-matchy. I looked at the link. No way I am paying $200 for a sink unless it agrees to wash and put the dishes away for me. LOL
I love what that lady did on the tea and crumpet site. I tried to post a comment but I couldn’t.
On http://ths.gardenweb.com I was in the kitchen forum when I found a recommendation to go to mr direct (http://www.mrdirectint.com/catalog/product/view/id/24/s/t502-topmount-double-equal-bowl-stainless-steel-sink/category/83/)for reasonably priced sinks and yes finally deep sinks with a good gauge of stainless steel at a decent price! LOVING IT!