The Best Bathroom Faucets: Our Expert Reviews & Buying Advice

Updated by Lynda Stevens

A bathroom faucet is an essential fixture of any bathroom, and it’s certainly the most used one. That’s why you want to choose a model that is durable (can withstand frequent use and the humidity of your bathroom) and efficient (water conservant). But with so many options on the market, it’s tough to tell which bathroom faucet is the best choice for your home. And that’s where we come in.

After thorough research, we selected the three best bathroom faucets out there, all of which promise style, durability, and efficiency. All of our choices are high-quality options – it’s only their style and installation requirements that vary. This will make choosing even easier – as you’ll know which option is the best fit for your bathroom.

Make sure to read our essential buying advice at the end, where we share the inside scoop on what features to look out for when choosing the best faucet for your unique needs.

PictureProductPriceWarrantyMaterialADA Compliance
PictureProductPriceWarrantyMaterialADA Compliance
Delta Faucet Cassidy Single-Handle Bathroom Faucet$$Limited lifetime warrantyBrassYes
Kohler Purist Two-Handle Wall-Mount Lavatory Faucet$$$Limited lifetime warrantyBrassYes
Moen Eva Two-Handle Centerset Bathroom Faucet$Limited lifetime warrantyMetalYes

1. Delta Faucet Cassidy Single-Handle Bathroom Faucet : Best Looking

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“The Cassidy is not just a pretty faucet – it’s also quite ergonomic and long-lasting.”

The Delta Faucet Cassidy Single-Handle Bathroom Faucet is the most beautiful model on this list, as it features an elegant, classic design. But the Cassidy is not just a pretty faucet – it’s also quite ergonomic and long-lasting. This option is an especially good choice if you have a single-hole configuration on your sink, as it’s a single-handle faucet.

Pros:

The Cassidy is a very stylish option for your bathroom. The elegant curves are influenced by the shape of the female silhouette in classic sculptures. The design combines traditional architecture with clean lines and details. 

This faucet comes in five color/finish options: Venetian bronze, champagne bronze, chrome, polished nickel, and stainless steel, so that you can choose the one that best suits your bathroom design (note that the price varies based on the finish). If you want to complete the set, you can also purchase the corresponding shower and tub trim kits, towel ring and bar, robe hook, and tissue holder from Delta.

“The Cassidy is a very stylish option for your bathroom!”

This option is also quite ergonomic. It’s about 6 inches tall, and the curved high-arc spout provides plenty of space for washing your hands or hand-washing clothes. The single handle is easily adjustable, for setting the ideal flow rate and temperature of the water.

The Cassidy offers good value, as it saves money by saving water. It’s WaterSense labeled, with a maximum flow rate of 1.2-1.5 GPM (gallons per minute), which means that it wastes at least 20% less water than most other faucets. The water flow is ample enough for you to wash anything without frustration, while at the same time it reduces water waste and cuts your water bills!

Another way in which this choice has added value is the extra parts and versatile installation options. A metal pop-up drain assembly, matching the finish of your faucet, is included in the box. In terms of installation, even though the Cassidy only requires a single hole, you can also set it up on 3-hole configurations, by ordering the optional deck plate.

The Cassidy is also quite long-lasting and durable. All of the finish options, as well as the brass core construction, are water-resistant, rust-proof, and corrosion-resistant. The valve included in the purchase is ceramic, another durable material that can withstand humid conditions. To back the high quality of the Cassidy, Delta offers a limited lifetime warranty for this product!

Last but not least, this faucet is ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant, which makes it a good choice for people with physical limitations.

Cons:

One of the drawbacks of this purchase is that the installation guide is poorly written, as vital information – such as which pipe is for cold water, and which pipe is for hot water – is missing. If Delta hasn’t updated the manual by the time you make this purchase, make sure to contact the manufacturer for clarification before attempting to install the faucet.

2. Kohler Purist Two-Handle Wall-Mount Lavatory Faucet : Best Wall-Mounted Faucet

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“The Kohler Purist is long-lasting, easy to use, and easy to clean.”

The Kohler Purist is a stylish and durable option for anyone looking to buy a wall-mounted faucet. The two-handle, minimalist design combines the traditional with the modern. While this product is quite pricey, it’s long-lasting, easy to use, and easy to clean – something which we always welcome in a bathroom fixture.

Pros:

The minimalist design of the Purist makes it easy to maintain. You can easily wipe down the faucet without the difficulty of reaching into dents and curves. Plus, the high-quality, durable finish will allow you to brush off any calcifications with a single pass.

The Purist comes with 6 color options, so that you can choose the one that best matches your taste and the colors in your bathroom. These include brushed gold, polished nickel, brushed nickel, brushed chrome, polished chrome, and brushed bronze. Keep in mind that the price does vary based on which finish you choose (all finishes are equally durable, the main difference is style).

“The solid brass construction promises reliability after years of use!”

The Purist is a very durable choice. The solid brass construction, as in the case of the Cassidy, promises reliability after years of use. The 6 color/finish options are all also resistant to water, corrosion, and rust. This model, like all the models on our list, is backed by a lifetime limited warranty.

This option is also a good water-saving choice. It has a maximum GPM of 1.2 (as opposed to the 2.2 standard GPM), and it’s WaterSense certified, so that it reduces water waste and water spendings.

Cons:

The Purist is the most expensive option on this list, and with a price of about $500, it’s no friend to the wallet.

Another issue with this purchase is that the valve is not included – which you would expect at this price.

3. Moen Eva Two-Handle Centerset Bathroom Faucet : Best On A Budget

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“For a price below $75, the Eva is our most affordable recommendation.”

The Moen Eva Two-Handle Centerset bathroom faucet presents a modern take on a classic model, so if you prefer contemporary design over something more traditional, you’ll love the Moen Eva. For a price below $75, the Eva is our most affordable recommendation which at the same time offers a lot of value for your money – it’s durable, water-efficient, and easy to use. We recommend this model for three-hole sinks.

Pros:

The Eva is quite simple to use and maintain. The two lever handles will allow you to adjust the water’s temperature and flow easily. The 7.95-inch height of the spout provides ample space for washing up without sticking your hands at the bottom of the sink. Plus, the minimalist design along with the durable polish make clean-up very simple and easy.

This option, like the other two, is quite water efficient. It delivers up to 1.2 GPM, and it’s WaterSense certified. It saves anywhere between 20-32% of water in comparison to standard models. While unnecessary water isn’t sacrificed, neither is the pressure and performance for a good wash!

“The Eva is quite simple to use and maintain.”

The Eva, like the Cassidy, is also a good choice for people with disabilities, as it’s ADA compliant.

This model comes in three color/finish options, so that you can choose the one that will look best in your bathroom. The finishes are chrome, brushed nickel, and Venetian bronze, and are backed by a LifeShine durability guarantee (again, the price varies based on the finish).

But it’s not just the finish – this model is fully backed by a limited lifetime warranty, the best warranty in the Moen’s price range. This warranty will protect you from leaks, drips, and finish defects, so that you’ll always have a perfect faucet in your bathroom.

The extra elements that come with this purchase further add value for your money. In addition to the faucet, you get a matching lift rod and a drain assembly, as well as hot and cold cartridges. 

Cons:

One issue with the cartridges is that they may get stuck after 3-4 years due to corrosion. But in that case, you’ll be kept safe by the lifetime warranty, and the Moen team will swiftly send a replacement.

Another drawback of this option is that the connect hoses aren’t included in the purchase, so you’d need to make a separate trip to the store to get those.

Conclusion

The most elegant option on this list is the Delta Faucet Cassidy Single-Handle bathroom faucet. If you like classic designs, this model will be the perfect aesthetic addition to your bathroom. The Cassidy is somewhere in the middle of the price spectrum on our list, but it does come with excellent performance and a lifetime warranty. We especially recommend this for one-hole sink configurations, although if you like this model and have a three-hole sink, you can also make that work.

If you’re looking for a wall-mounted option, The Kohler Purist bathroom faucet is a durable and ergonomic choice. The minimalist design makes it easy to clean, and the sensitive handles will allow you to adjust the water pressure and temperature to your liking. The Purist comes in the highest number of finish options, making it very likely that you’ll find the best match for your bathroom decor. Although the Purist comes with a lifetime warranty, it’s by far the priciest option on our list.

A much more affordable option that offers excellent performance is the Moen Eva Two-Handle Centerset bathroom faucet. Although the cheapest option on our list, it doesn’t fall short on features: it’s WaterSense certified, comes with a lifetime warranty, offers finish options, and is ADA compliant. If you’re on a tighter budget and need something for a three-hole sink, the Eva will be an excellent addition to your bathroom.

Selecting the Perfect Bathroom Faucet

Now that you’ve discovered the best bathroom faucets available on the market, here are some essential buying tips you should keep in mind while deciding on your purchase.

Installation Requirements

Depending on whether you have a no-hole, one-hole, or three-hole sink, you should choose a faucet that features a matching design (1). In some cases, you can install a single-handle faucet on a three-hole sink, but going the other way around – adding holes to your sink so that your new faucet can fit – will be more hassle than you bargained for.

Budget

Although all of our recommendations vary in price, they all do offer excellent performance and durability. The Cassidy is in the middle of the price range, costing nearly $300 (in the most expensive, Venetian bronze option), the Eva is the most affordable, costing just below $80, and the Kohler Purist is the most expensive, costing nearly $500.

Warranty and Durability

As you’ve realized, we’ve only selected options that offer lifetime warranties. Plus, they all come with finishes that are resistant to water, corrosion, and rust. That being said, the two pricier options, the Delta Cassidy and the Kohler Purist, have a solid brass construction, which increases their resilience and their lifespan. The cheaper option, the Moen Eva, is also very durable – but the material of the build is an unspecified metal, which is not as resilient as brass.

Water Conservation

Both for the sake of the environment and for the sake of your wallet, you should try to choose a faucet which is WaterSense certified. WaterSense certified options (faucets, showerheads, etc.) provide satisfactory water pressure while restricting water flow at the same time, so that too much water isn’t wasted. WaterSense faucets reduce water waste by 20-32% in comparison to standard models with flow rates which are higher than 1.2 GMP. (Yes, all of our recommendations are WaterSense certified!)

Style

Consider the color tones of your bathroom before choosing a faucet. You want to select a color that will stand out only because it’s a positive aesthetic contribution to your bathroom, not because it clashes with the color of the tiles! The same goes for style. Although it may be asking too much to invest in a uniform style in your bathroom, try to choose something which has a similar design to the other fixtures. Or forget all that, and just choose something that you like! You can go for something modern, or something classical.

What’s Next?

Hopefully, our reviews and buying guide were helpful in your search for the perfect faucet for your bathroom. Now you have a better idea of what you want, and you’re one step closer to choosing the option that suits you best! For more information about each of our recommendations, follow the title links to learn their price, in-depth specifications, and read some customer reviews.

Meanwhile, you can take the time to visit our homepage, where you can find links to our latest buying guides, featured reviews, and fun blog posts. We’d love it if you dropped by our contact page to share any questions, comments, or other feedback with us!

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