I have been a busy bee over the past few days and I thought I'd update everyone on our bluestone floor reno! All I can say at this point is that it turned into a WAY bigger job than we expected and I actually swore the other day that I never wanted to pick up a tile or mortar again for as long as I live LOL! Okay I already take it back. BUT I am really needing everyone's help on making a certain decision....
SO we ripped out our old contractor's stock vanity and here is the new antique dresser turned vanity we are replacing it with...remember this before picture from our trip to Victoria?
Here's her debut with a new coat of paint...the two bottom drawers have a slight mint tint to them and the rest of the piece is a gorgeous cream....complete with pretty crystal knobs...
Now here is my dilemma...I cannot for the life of me make up my mind between the following two sinks...
they look quite similar, but there are a few differences which are really making the choice difficult for me...and I really would LOVE your input on this one!
Here is the first one.
pros about #1: its smaller, so there is more counter space, I have to cut a MUCH smaller hole in the counter top to place this one which will help keep the top of the dresser strong and sturdy
cons: it only has one hole for the taps which means I have a lot less choice for the taps and I cannot have those pretty faucets with two handles, and the inside of the bowl is a modern scoop shape which I'm not loving.
Here is number 2
cons: I have to cut a much larger hole in the top of the dresser which I worry will compromise the strength of the dresser. However the wood on the top of the dresser is decently thick and sturdy feeling.
SO which should I choose? The one which will maintain all the strength of the vanity top and settle for a less attractive faucet?
OR pick the sink which involves a larger hole to be cut possibly compromising the strength and get to pick the faucet I want?
If anyone has any expertise on this or has done this before how much does a bigger hole compromise the strength of the counter top?
I SOOOOO look forward to hearing what you all have to say!