In the meantime, be astounded by the price of kitchen faucets (I was). Sure, I could get a basic chrome faucet similar to the one I currently have for about $39. But it's boring. (Not to mention the finicky lever handle makes it nearly impossible to get water the right temperature. "Warm" occupies a one-millimeter space between "frigid" and "scalding.")
|not very exciting|
Snazzy faucets are considerably more expensive. Here are some of the options I found while searching for a Victorianesque style.
|Moen Waterhill in a really cool wrought iron = $550|
|Delta Victorian in stainless steel = $370|
|Moen Vestige in a unique pewter finish = $358|
|Danze Opulence in polished nickel $433|
This is the faucet I ended up purchasing. It typically sells for $180, which is a good price. But I really lucked out and found that the seller was offering a "used-like new" one for $130. It had been bought and returned; the packaging was a little beat up, but the faucet had not actually been used. Score!
|Premier Charlestown in brushed nickel|
I am SO EXCITED to finally be resuscitating my kitchen! :D