Q: I want to put in a single sink vanity with a vessel sink. The complete sets I have found are very expensive, so I was considering purchasing the vanity, top, sink, faucet, etc. separately. Is this plausible? Can I buy a vanity top cut for a vessel sink or would I need to purchase a slab of whatever countertop material and have it cut to fit the sink and faucet? (Since I know most tops are sold with a cut out for a drop in sink already.)

Caroline Tucker
Gilbert, AZ

A: Thank you for your submission. When replacing the sink vanity in your bathroom, if you prefer not to purchase the complete vanity and vessel sink set, which includes the granite with the precut hole, you will need to do the following: after you purchase the vessel sink, you will need to purchase a slab of granite and have the hole fabricated to accommodate the vessel sink. We believe it would be less cumbersome to purchase the set, and it may even be more expensive to purchase the vanity and granite top separately, depending on the which option you select.