Originally Posted by imatlas
The gas oven and hood vented into a cavity in the wall; the track lighting was badly patched into the god-only-knows-how-old knob and tube wiring; and the roof rafters were cut in half when a skylight was put in the '50s.
These stories always astound me. Cheap contractors are fucking swindlers.
So I bought one of these kind of faucets for our cleanup sink:
and I love the way it looks, and the functionality is also quite handy given that we have a huge sink and having a pull-out or similar is the only way to reach the whole thing (incidentally, we chose a 33" sink and while it is wonderful, check your larger sinks to make sure they slope effectively enough for stuff to wash down the drain - ours doesn't have much pitch to it and stuff hates to run down to the drain. We use one of those grates at the bottom, which is great for making sure glassware doesn't tip but since you can't sponge down the bottom without removing the grate, you need more slope).
Unfortunately, the spring is now sort of permanently deflected to the point where there's not enough tension on it to effectively pull the pull-out handle up into its cradle (it sort of pulls in from below). So it just sort of dangles there, which is annoying.
We bought a discount brand (Kraus - the one pictured) and they do claim a lifetime warranty so I guess I'll write in to see if they'll give me a new spring - I am not optimistic.
Just a word of caution for those considering them. We've owned this for less than 2 years.