First of all, I haven't installed the sink yet. I'm remodeling and am waiting for the granite counters to be installed. However, I searched high and low for a single bowl sink with the proper dimensions and settled on this one. I was worried about losing space by going to a single bowl. I know now not to worry. A single bowl sink has much more usable interior space that the largest two-bowl sink. Do not worry about the space you may give up. Aside from that, it is high quality stainless steel and the bottom is insulated to deaden the sound. I wish the whole thing was insulated, but for the price, I'm very happy. I can't wait to use it.