Please help me choose a sink
I'm starting a remodel as soon as I can source some materials (namely, vintage flooring!) and I'm having a hard time with the sink.
I'm thinking undermount - although I'm hugely nervous about it. I'm going to have white macauba quartzite that's diagonal cut and I'm terrified of chipping it. I feel like the overmounts are kind of clunky looking in comparison though and think it'll be worth the risk (please correct me if I'm wrong!). I'm planning on transitioning from a double bowl to a single bowl and probably planning on a positive reveal - I'm hoping both will help mitigate any banging on the edges. I'm not the most graceful person you ever met and I've got plenty of big pots and pans and burners that might get banged around. I'm a little concerned with transitioning to a single bowl since we're not the most fastidious people you've ever met and tend to use one side of the sink for dirty dishes. Might this be happily rectified with the use of some sort of dish pan or are those of you who switched disappointed? I'm open to all advice!
So, I'm looking for something with these specs in mind:
*33 in cabinet
*singlebowl (I think...)
*probably not 10" deep - maybe 8-9"?
*offset drain - seemingly best on the right back corner? (also open to advice about this)
*stainless or silgranit (don't think there's a silgranit model for me?)
*has a grid or can purchase a grid for it
I'm always looking for a deal. Under $400 would be great but I also don't want to skim on something so important.
I'm thinking of reusing our faucet and purified water spout. Is this a bad idea? I know it would limit where holes would be for future changes.
Just some backstory - this started out as a simple project to replact POs tile countertops but we decided that it wouldn't be smart to put it all down over a floor that we hate. So, we're hoping to find some vintage flooring to match the rest of the house - contractor said it shouldn't be a problem. If that doesn't work out I think we'll go with a tile lookalike for slate which is what we have in the entryway and another large room. When we first bought the house in the middle of last year we knocked out a wall between the smallish kitchen (10x15) and dining room and got a new range - bluestar 36" 6 burner and more recently got a zephyr hood installed. I'm hoping to paint the cabinets white and hopefully get new hardware; the existing is from ikea. The cabinets were custom made and have wood boxes so we'll be reusing them. We had the slate backsplash removed and currently it's just painted. Down the line I'll likely do subway tile - so ubiquitous but we like it!
I'm kind of astonished about all of the options/decisions. We might be doing some of in stages as our budget allows. What we weren't initally planning on is that the current tiles are over a couple of layers of linoleum and set around the counters - we found out when we changed the layout on one side from opening up the wall. So, the counters need to be raised/leveled as well. I'm a little scared to do demo thinking of what could come up but we're hoping for the best!
I'm seriously happy for any/all advice. Thanks for reading this tome!