The sink is in, the faucet is in, the water is connected, and there are no leaks. We’ve made the template for the backsplash, but ran out of time to before we could install it, so I guess we know what next weekend’s plans will include. We are getting close.
So far, I love the sink. It is big, but makes it so easy to fill a pot of water for pasta, then later wash said pot and leave it to dry. It came with the heavy duty stainless steel grid which rests in the bottom of the sink, and a nicely designed, easy to install stainless drain basket with built-in stainless strainer to catch food scraps to feed the compost.
The faucet handle is a little different, but was also amazingly well-engineered. It was very easy to install, and the pull-out sprayer has a very flexible hose (unlike the stiff plastic hose on my former faucet sprayer) which is weighted and fastens to the faucet neck with a strong magnet to hold it tight.
The sink material has a nice feel, smooth but it is hard — I don’t think it will be easily scratched. It is black with barely noticeable flecks of an iridescent material. It is very quiet compared to the stainless sink, and warms nicely and seems to stay warm from the water. All that and for a very reasonable price –I think it was a good choice.