I just shared our amazing wood countertops, now I’m hopping over to the other side of the kitchen to share about our Kohler Whitehaven sink. This was the old aluminum sink that used to be in the space:
For a long time I’d been eyeing the Kohler Whitehaven sink, but for almost $1000 I knew it just wasn’t going to happen *Contains Affiliate Link*. I scoured Ebay until one day I won an auction for my dream sink for only $300 with shipping! Then it arrived…broken.
I contacted the Ebay seller who refunded my money and told me to just keep it because it was too expensive to ship it back to him. That’s when my dad remembered there’s a Minneapolis Company that does ceramic repair. I called them, text them a pic, and they told me for $250 they’d have it repaired in a week! So I sent my 200lb sink with my dad to the Twin Cities.
One week later my dad pulled back into North Dakota with my beautifully repaired sink! So in the end it set us back $250 with some hassle… still worth it though. You also can’t even tell where there was a repair.
Before they could measure for our new countertops, we had to have the sink installed. This was no simple task. First we removed the existing counters and sink. Then we had to form a brace for the new sink.
Next we had to fill the gap where the sink wouldn’t cover. We also had to lower the cabinet doors under the sink by just a bit.
Then we wood puttied and painted it.
Finally we were able to slide the new sink in. For the next two months we lived with this rigged set up so that we wouldn’t be sink-less while we waited for our counters.
Once the counters arrived it was a PERFECT fit around the sink and it couldn’t have looked more GORGEOUS.
I’ll be back with another post tomorrow to share more about those beautiful counters and that backsplash that you can see a peek of!
To see how we installed an Ikea Domsjo sink in a different house, head to this post.