We had a plumber install this faucet in our new home so I can't speak to ease of installation. But the look is attractive and it nicely matches our pewter hardware in that guest bathroom. The water pressure is very good which is a bonus. Since its brand new I can't say how durable it is yet, but so far it's ok, although it's gotten very limited use in the last week since it's in a guest bathroom. But the water pressure is substantially better than what's coming out of our master bath faucets which are Kohler and much more expensive.
No need to upgrade shower head. This one is great and has classic good looks. The lever handle is comfortable. I used this in a traditional-style bathroom that I didn't want to look too trendy. I think Kohler has done a great design job at a fair price point.
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