I had a brief, insane moment during which I wondered if we could renovate our whole kitchen in one weekend. I mean, if we're getting a new sink we might as well get a really great one. But first we should replace the counters. And can't get new countertops until the cabinets have been painted. Oh, and new appliances, not to mention new flooring.
Um, no. As much as I'd like to renovate our kitchen, a random Saturday wasn't the time to start. So Edward went to the store with instructions to get a decent, inexpensive sink that would improve upon the old one. I hated our old sink. It was shallow, divided, and had a low faucet that made washing anything bigger than a soup bowl an obnoxious task. The only thing that kept us from getting a new sink earlier was my all-or-nothing approach to fixing up the kitchen. As a result we lived for a year with a faucet we had to tap slightly up and to the left to keep from leaking, and a sink I was scared to wash wine glasses in because I'd already broken several in the too-small basin. Our new sink is a deep single basin, with a gooseneck faucet that makes washing dishes and produce a million times more convenient. Every time I walk into our kitchen I'm happy it's there.
So lesson learned. Don't let your dream kitchen be the enemy of a better kitchen. If there's a part of your daily life that bugs you, see if there's an easy way to fix it, I doubt our new sink is one I would have picked if we were renovating (I certainly wouldn't have let Edward go to the store by himself), but it's made a daily chore more pleasant. And for that it deserves a blog post.