We'll be the first ones to admit that we're messy. Give us a diy project and you'll be amazed at the places we can end up getting paint by the time we're done. Really, it should be an Olympic sport or something! We have a serious love for single lever faucets because of this as they're easy to turn on with a wrist or arm and clean up the aesthetics of your counter in the process.
When it comes to single lever faucets, there's two different types. Single and Double hole. Single holes have a smaller footprint on your countertop, check out examples 2 and 3 above vs examples 3 and 4. Usually you'll pay a higher price for the single hole varieties, but they'll most likely have a more modern footprint if you're looking to upgrade. We split our faucets up into 3 price ranges, the first keeps things under the $100 price point, the next keeps them under $300 and the last... well we really just don't have need for faucets that are that expensive (well need to pay for them that is).
First Row, Left To Right
• GRUNDTAL: from IKEA for $89.99
• AquaSource Chrome: for $99 from Lowes
• DALSKÄR: for $99.99 from IKEA
• Moen Adler Chrome: for $62.99 from Ace Hardware
• American Standard 2175.205: for $63.70 from Faucet Direct
Maybe Someday When I Save Up
Second Row, Left To Right
• D'Vontz Oil-Rubbed Bronze: for $268 from Lowes
• Danze Como : for $257.99 from Modern Bathroom
• Schon Single Post Mount: for $158 from Home Depot
• Giagni Giagni Brushed Nickel: for $298 from Home Depot
• Kohler K-12182-G "Fairfax": for $142.97 from Faucet.com
You Paid What For Your Faucet?
Third Row, Left To Right
• Symbol Tower: for $771.05 from Kohler
• Margaux Tall: for $525 from Kohler
• TOTO Kiwami Renesse: for $836.99 from Modern Bathroom
• Elkay LK6156: for $703.50 from Faucet Direct
• Elkay LK7225NK Arezzo: for $859 from Faucet Depot
(Images: As Linked Above)