The measurements were taken for our new counters last week and they are currently being fabricated. I am just about bursting to see them installed. I know it’s going to make a big difference in the look of our kitchen and it’ll be exciting to see such a large piece of my design plan finally in place.
As with many decorating decisions, one decision leads to another and the decision to install new counters lead to needing to make a decision about the sink. Would we keep the existing one or select a new one? (I guess the post title takes out the surprise element!)
Yes, we decided to get a new one.
I actually love this sink, but that is mostly for the functionality of it. Having a large basin for storing dirty dishes and a smaller sink for washing is a good design, but I’ve never been a fan of the lopsided look of it. It feels a bit modern to me. I also wanted something different than stainless steel. Since the hole will be cut into the counter to fit the sink and it will be an under-mount, now is the time to make the change.
So, I wanted a white enamel cast iron sink, under-mount, rectangle shape, and two bowls. I didn’t mind if the bowls were the same size or if one was larger. After enjoying our current sink, I might’ve chosen one with two different sized bowls, but I wasn’t able to find that in a classic rectangle shape that was the right size and material. I also wanted to stay under $700. All of those parameters ended up narrowing the search down quite a bit.
I ended up choosing the Kohler Riverby Undermount Castiron Sink (affiliate link) from Home Depot. It checked every box on my wish list and came in just under my budget. It has a classic feel that will work well in our traditional home.
I was so excited as I was unboxing it and it is even more beautiful in person. It will look amazing with the HanStone Quartz Monterey counters we selected.
Since we just bought a new faucet (Delta Cassidy) earlier this year, we’re going to keep it. It is also classic in style, but it has the modern function of a pull-out sprayer, a feature Jeff enjoys.
The counters and sink will be installed in a couple of weeks and I feel like a kid counting down the days until Christmas…