By Rose Bennett Gilbert Saturday, February 12 2011 @ 09:54 AM EST
A: Don't be "penny-wise and pound-foolish," as the English would say, meaning, as we Americans say, "Ya get whacha pay for!" You're talking about two very different kinds of rooms, both utilitarian but one public and the other very private. Trying to mix them is "pound-foolish." Buy the wall that separates them and spring for the second sink. A mere pittance compared to the overall cost of your remodeling project, it will return dividends for your family now and for the value of your house -- should you be selling in the future.