Sink or Sink?

Now that the conservatory bathroom has been painted it’s time to think about fixtures. I know I would like a rustic vanity in the space between the walls but which sink should I choose?

The area set aside for the sink and vanity is 43-inches wide.
The area set aside for the sink and vanity is 43-inches wide.

The space for our vanity is exactly 43-inches and we’re planning to fill it.  I’m considering 2 different sinks.

The Ikea Odensvik is 39-3/8 inches wide and 19-1/4 inches
The Ikea Odensvik is 39-3/8 inches wide and 19-1/4 inches

The first one is a fully ceramic sink from Ikea with a rectangular bowl and countertop attached on either side.  Right now it’s on sale for $102.  It would leave me with approximately 2 inches on either side that would be a space between the edge of the sink counter top and wall.

This solid surface integrated sink and countertop is an exact fit at $150.
This solid surface integrated sink and countertop is an exact fit and a bit deeper front to back.

The second sink is a solid surface integral sink with a 43-inch overall width including the countertop found at a local discount warehouse.  The bowl is rectangular.  The only thing I really don’t like in the built in rear backsplash, but I could live with it. The price is $150.

Don't forget I'm planning a tall spigot like the ones we liked in our Paris apartment.
Don’t forget I’m planning a tall spigot like the ones we liked in our Paris apartment.

I’m committed to a rectangular bowl to go with our rustic vanity. The Ikea requires a one-hole faucet, the solid surface 3. I’m deciding soon.

Do you like a built in backsplash? (Charlie does.)

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “Sink or Sink?”

    1. I like that one too except for the gaps on each side. (The other one also is only one surface.) I’m going to remeasure the space to see which depth from the wall would be better. Maybe bigger is better. Maybe not. Jo

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