I was looking for a faucet (actually, 3 of them for my new kitchen) that didn't take up too much room. I filled my newly-found kitchen space with lots and lots of counter space, tons of cabinets, and no table for eating upon. I was afraid of things looking too busy in there , and I found this faucet which I thought would not be too obtrusive. I wasn't so sure I'd like the ON/OFF handle right on the back of the spigot (I could not afford three faucets with handles off to the side), but I LOVE the whole thing now. It is a tall piece, and the water comes out from quite a height. My sinks are only 8" (one is 10" deep), but with the granite on top it seems to be quite a long trip from the faucet to the bottom of the sink. When I am not washing very large items there is often a splashing of water into the sink.