I ordered this sink and am very happy with it. I was worried about the installation after reading the reviews. It was not that hard and only took an hour or so. You will need to by some connection adapters for the plumbing since the ones it come with are european - they are cheap and can be found at home depot or a similiar store. To solve the shelf issue (a place to put soaps etc..) I bought a plain plaster pedistal with a simple roman look at a local store- Hobby Lobby. I paid $29 for it, spray painted it silver and topped it with a round piece of glass. It is very functional, looks great and was inexpensive.