Monday, June 01, 2009

Roger, Houston...

Roger Houston. Insanity Base, here. We have counters.

And they're beautiful. It took a good chunk of the day for them to install the counters, and cutting out the hole for the sink made a ton of dust, but we're very happy with the end results.

The only problem now is the sink. We'd been planning on reusing our old cast-iron sink because it's in OK shape, but now with the new cabinets and beautiful new countertop, the sink looks a bit more banged up and stained than we remembered. And looking at the faucet, the same will be true for that if we replace the sink.

We're considering recoating the sink, but we haven't been able to find any place local that does actual recoating (vs. painting like Miracle Method.) Anybody know of a place in the East Bay that recoats sinks?

6 comments:

artemis said...

Try the Sink Factory (http://sinkfactory.com/) in Berkeley. I'm not sure they do it but I'm pretty sure they'll know who does.

Gene said...

Thanks! They don't, but they recommended someone who does (BathCrest in Oakland). I've got a call in to see if it's repainting like Miracle Method or re-enameling. It may not be cost-effective, but it'd be nice to reuse the sink if possible.

Gene said...

Sigh. BathCrest doesn't recommend their process for kitchen sinks because of the increased wear and tear of pots and pans and such. I'll go look tomorrow at Urban Ore; if I don't find anything there it's off to Home Depot.

NV said...

Check out FaucetDirect.com. We got our sink $25 cheaper than HD's SALE price! And shipping was free.

The counters are gorgeous. I'm jealous. The countertops are the one thing in our kitchen we aren't replacing.

Gene said...

Good prices, but not so different on the sink we're interested in. If we had fancier tastes it'd make a big difference, though -- a good find.

artemis said...

You might check Ohmega, too---they had a nice-looking drop-in sink the last time we were there (maybe a week ago). Not sure on the size though.