You'll quickly find that the basic model of faucet for vessel sinks or any other kind of sink is based on two simple pipes at right angles. With one running up and down to project the water above the sink, and another running left to right to project it into the sink, the design is simple and efficient. However, it can also be seen as somewhat harsh and uncreative. The slight addition of a curve or tilted angle can make for a much more interesting faucet. In any case, the basic shapes involved don't seriously influence other aspects of design, such as the metals used.

Besides older and more pragmatic designs, faucets can also be found in the creative form of a single pipe with a topping glass disc or square. This is to allow the water to trickle along the glass and downwards, so that it doesn't require a second pipe. It holds no special functionality over more basic faucets, but has a distinctive look for a similar price.

Knowing your metals will help you know what faucets are good for your lifestyle and which ones are more trouble than they're worth. That nice-looking bronze piece might tempt you in sheer prettiness at a surprisingly low price. But don't buy it unless you can put in the time cleaning it and are aware of its unique color-changing properties. Standard metals like steel, chrome, and nickel are less difficult to care for and more consistent in appearance.

Standard types of faucets tend to have a slightly harsh level of water projection, simply because of the small opening. If this bothers you and you have no need for the water pressure, try a waterfall style of faucet. These do exactly what you would expect from the name, turning a small stream of water into a broader one imitative of nature's waterfalls. Besides looking nice, it keeps the pressure mitigated.

In most cases, you'll want to use a professional plumber (that means one with a license!) when getting your faucet put in to your vessel sink. Without that kind of experienced training, the possibility of making a costly mistake is high. Don't attempt an amateur plumbing job of this sort unless you feel that you're truly ready for it, and can take the consequences in a worst case scenario.

One of the most common descriptive terms for faucets is that of brushed metal. This is just another way of describing the outer superficial layer of the faucet, placed there for aesthetic purposes. A **brushed nickel bathroom faucet** isn't entirely nickel, but only nickel on the parts of it that you can see. Don't worry about damaging the faucet's brushing in normal circumstances, since they tend to be durable.

Faucets aren't that expensive, particularly compared to the sinks they accompany. With only just half of a hundred dollars you'll be able to buy most of the products currently available. Much higher prices than that are reserved for uniquely artistic or antique faucets. Being able to buy a vessel sink in the first place is a good indicator that your budget can handle getting the faucet for it without strain!

**Vessel sink faucet** products are amenable to both designs with individual handles and ones with separate handles for cold and hot water. However, you should start looking into the market knowing that you'll almost always have to pay more for two-handled faucets, up to two or three times more. It's simply more efficient to get one with a single handle, unless you're very attached to the separate handle design.