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$5,000 Bathroom Sink

July 12th, 2007 at 11:19 am

My husband completed a bathroom remodel job today. The customer had ordered a $5,000 24k gold-plated and crystal bathroom sink. They also ordered a $1,500 shower fixture. DH was sweating bullets while handling and installing these and other expensive items, afraid he would scratch or damage them. I can't imagine us having to replace them if he had damaged them. That would have been seriously depressing. Thankfully, nothing happened.

I also can't imagine how rich I'd have to be before I felt like spending that much money on a sink. Don't think I'd ever want to, no matter how much I had.

10 Responses to “$5,000 Bathroom Sink”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Well, I put a $600 pedestal sink in my powder room and I love it. But, I skimped on everything else; that was my one splurge!!

  2. fairy74 Says:

    I agree what a waste of money!

  3. nance Says:

    Their tastes will probably change in a few years, and move on to something else, too.
    It may be expensive, but it sounds a little tacky, and over the top.

  4. scfr Says:

    Can't imagine buying things like that even if I had $10 million dollars! How on earth would you clean that sink without damaging it? Last time I checked gold & crystal were both fairly delicate materials. Give me porcelain any day!

  5. disneysteve Says:

    My wife and I have often commented that no matter how much money we had, there are some things we just can't ever see spending that much money on. This would be one of them. $5,000 for a sink! What happens when you drop a bottle of something and chip it. Heck, my wife dropped a glass and chipped our kitchen sink a few weeks ago. Had that been a $5,000 sink, I'm sure we'd both be quite upset.

    BTW, doesn't your husband have insurance to cover things like this in case something were to get damaged? If not, he certainly should.

  6. Aleta Says:

    That is my husband's business as well. It is so nerve wrecking when he has to work in one of these houses and they have expensive are and porcelain figures just laying around.

    My husband just stripped a room and I have never ever felt anything that weighs so much as the handles and towel bars. He thinks it's brass and we both think that it's gold-plated. It is so heavy. How can you tell?

  7. daybyday Says:

    disneysteve - He does have insurance, but filing a claim would raise the premium so much (we learned that lesson when we filed a claim on our homeowner's policy once) that we probably couldn't stay in business. He already had to drop one of his classifications, general engineering, off his license because the annual insurance premium had gone so high that it amounted to half of our annual profit. Now he just uses his general building classification, and the premiums are still steep. Because of that, it wouldn't be worth it to file a claim for $5,000, unfortunately.

    Aleta - I've never seen either in bathroom fixtures myself, but brass is more yellowish in color.

  8. disneysteve Says:

    daybyday - Isn't insurance wonderful? Pay all that money but don't ever file a claim because either your premiums will skyrocket or they will drop your coverage? Health insurance is really the only one where they don't jack up your premium for having claims. And, of course, life insurance but I'm hoping not to have a claim on that policy for a long time.

  9. daybyday Says:

    Yeah, the insurance companies sure have a good thing going for them.

  10. luxliving Says:

    OMG, I thought the guy was being ridiculous when they wanted $5000 to replace my bathtub. Needless to say I still have the old one.

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