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Buy a new sink or a vintage sink?

8 years ago

I have been looking at sinks. I really, really like the vintage 1920s farmhouse porcelain cast-iron sinks - with the large apron.

I found one in good shape with a double-basin. The norm price for these are crazy expensive and the one I found is no exception.

Question....because my friends do NOT appreciate vintage and I don't want to feel like I'm making a horrible mistake, would you buy a vintage sink or buy a new one?

Please elaborate as to the 'why' for your decision.

Two of my friends were aghast and responded with, "Yeah - but - it's OLD!" or "Buy a new one that looks old!", "It's not pristine..." I was responded with, "Yeah, that's kind of the point...."

So now I'm second guessing myself.

Here's a photo of the sink in even has the legs!

What would you (or did you?) do and why?


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