Originally Posted by AMSeccia
Joe, I am drooling over that kitchen, and same basic layout as I have (only she has waaaaaaaaaaaay more space)! I take it from the difference in counter materials that the gold one isn't your home? What makes that sink so pricey? Love the size!
There are only two manufacturers making that multi-level sink with the shelf system, which is why it's so expensive. The Franke sink in the picture, complete with upper and lower grates, retails for $1,375.00. Cha-Ching!
The gold granite is in a customer's home, and is the highest price point granite they could buy (grade 5). Here's my kitchen (Grade 2):
... and here's my 10" deep sink ($348 at Lowes) with Kohler faucet:
We like the double bowl sink instead of the single bowl, and we really don't need the shelf system. I'm not sure why anyone needs it, but I sell them what they WANT, not necessarily what they need. Often my customers have seen something in someone else's home or a magazine or on TV, and they want one for their own.
I buy good things that will last for us, but we certainly don't need the most expensive. We like to take the extra money and go on decent vacations.