Wow I feel like I have not blogged in a year! July was such a busy month for me I’m still recovering. Lets recap: my family came to visit from Washington for about 3 weeks, I helped my pregnant sister shoot one of her weddings and second day photoshoot, helped my aunt plan/design/decorate my cousins wedding, attend the wedding, then I had my very first clients for photography, I shot their engagements and will be shooting their wedding in September, we went to church camp, made a couple trips to the bay, and in the midst of all this I still had to clean, cook, take care of the kids and spend time with hubby, work in the garden and do all the other everyday things phewwww….. I get a headache just thinking about it all.
At first glance you might think that there is absolutely nothing wrong with this sink and faucet, and I agree there are definitely a lot worse ones out there.
But let me assure you! looks are deceiving, hahaha!
Do you see this picture below? This sink is about 5” deep!
and the faucet? well the faucet is extremely low.
I only have 10” to work with here people…..10 inches?!
Do you see this pot here? this pot is 10” tall and I have to use it at least once a week! That means I have to fill it somehow and then I have to wash it somehow, and if there is something else in the sink well then you can forget about that!
kidding.. kidding…… but seriously though in a perfect world I would love to not have anything in the sink and have it shiny all day long but that really isn’t the reality, or more like it isn’t my priority.
Have you noticed that I also do not have a sprayer of any kind? not a pull down or a side spray.. nothing?! Yes its true and it really makes things hard to wash especially the aforementioned pot there.
What I really have always disliked about double basin sinks is this……
How am I supposed to wash cookie sheets? or at the very least how am I supposed to have them lie in the sink? my 9×13′s barely fit in there.
What I’m trying to say is that its very inconvenient and I am just really tired of it, don’t get me wrong I am very grateful for everything I have and I am blessed to even have this.
For someone who doesn’t cook much or use the kitchen, these things are not a huge deal. But I am in there most of my day and am ready for an upgrade.
If we had a huge budget and it were up to me we would be getting new counters in and a farmhouse sink. But alas we don’t…. so I have to compromise. Since my granite is already installed It was very difficult to find a sink I love that is top mount, but I have finally found THE sink. Enter the Kohler Vault, what I love about the vault is that it has the ultra flat rim that I can just wipe things off the counter right in to the sink, now I know if I had an under-mount I wouldn’t have any problems with that, however as I mention before we cannot do an under mount in our situation so this is the next best option. I also love the zero radius corners, now I am fully aware that they are harder to clean but I am ok with that because I will have more space and it looks much better this way. I love that it has a deep basin at almost 10” deep its a big step up to what I currently have.
Now as far as the faucet goes I have a dilemma….
every. single. one. I. like. is wayyy out of my budget!!
Like this Waterstone ($1676.00), ohhh if money were no object……
or this Perrin & Rowe Bridge faucet at $1159.00……I can only dream.
Sure there are cheaper versions but I do not like any of the cheaper versions, I know I know I’m more picky than anyone ever should be about a faucet but I will look at this thing hundreds of times per day….ok well maybe not hundreds but you get the point.
AAAGGHHHH somebody please help me?!!
These are the faucets I am considering…I know they look nothing like the above faucets but these are the only ones I like that are under $300.
(I actually do not like this one all that much but its from a good reputable company and has a lifetime warranty)Premier Faucet Essen one handle
Danze Parma pre-rinse
Do any of you out there have these or something you can recommend? something that is under $300 is good quality and would look good with the sink I’m getting? please help me!