Which brand of faucet do you think is good value?
In prior projects I have fallen hard for the pretty stuff. I have used lots of Herbeau, Samuel Heath and THG.
Now a few years later, I would conclude
1. According to my plumbers, this stuff is not made particularly well, and you are paying for style only
2. I see lots of attractive styles in places where I know they didn't spend what these brands cost
3. If I end up having hard water again (don't know yet), the spotting problem (even with 2x a week cleaning) is such a downer that I don't really enjoy the beauty of these things.
With that all in mind, for our new second home, I am going to be redoing 2 1/2 BA, adding a BA, and redoing the kitchen. Which faucet line(s) would you suggest I look at if I want good value? Does anyone carry unpolished brass at a good price point?
Thanks in advance.