Sunday, November 17, 2013
The Sink Saga
This is the sink that was in our house when we moved in. Nice and big, we didn't think it was too bad. Until we started using it. Turns out, the double-bowl sink, combined with the short and very low faucet, made it pretty impossible to wash dishes. Look at the sink and try to picture washing a giant pot. Water only reaches one corner, must use the sprayer...and spray yourself and your whole kitchen. Now picture trying to wash a large cookie sheet. It must lay right on top of the separator in order to get soaked in water. And then spills over down your cabinets. See where I'm going here? This sink/faucet combo just made dish washing MUCH more difficult than it had to be, and made the process process pretty miserable.
We thought about just replacing the faucet to save some money (which we had done in our old house as well), to something with a longer neck. But then we realized that we didn't prefer the double bowl sink, and eventually would like to have one large single bowl. So we decided to wait until we could do both at once.
(As I was taking "before" pictures, I head someone next to me saying "Chee! Chee!" and then I turned and saw this face.)
Then I went to another site, where there were very high ratings, many of which mentioned how well it was packed and what great condition it came in! Awesome! So my brother-in-laws came over to do the installation, and took the sink totally out of the packaging, and found a crack under the styrofoam. THAT IS OUR THIRD BROKEN SINK. Keep in mind, this process took WEEKS at this point.
So Hubby's brothers told us about a local plumbing store that has a showroom. The boys had other things to fix at the house, so I went right there to see if they happened to have what we needed. At this point, I just wanted a sink in! I was willing to compromise if I had to. But not really compromise, because we had been waiting so long for something that we would have forever! Oh, was I ever torn driving into that plumbing supply store. Good thing I had a latte in hand.
Every day since has been glorious in the land of dish washing. Seriously, it is an enjoyable task now! It's unbelievable what a difference a giant, deep sink makes in the ease of washing dishes. I can SOAK my roasting pans a cookie sheets, WHILE WASHING A POT.
And can we just talk about washing a little baby snuggly newborn angel in this beauty?
It had my largest pan and biggest mixing bowl in it for entire "after" photoshoot!! Crazy right?!
So there you have the saga of the sink! Which has a happy ending. :)
p.s. I'm still pregnant. ;)