I love this sink. I elected to top mount this sink so more copper would show, prevent counter chipping on sink edge, and it raises the bottom of the sink higher. This sink is very large so be sure to check the width of your counter. We ended up creating a "niche" behind the faucet to provide more room for the handle. It is a statement piece and gorgeous! We opted for a wood butcher block on our island and it ties to the two pieces together wonderfully.