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Q: Dear Ed, we plan to remodel our bathroom next year and I want the faucets to be a big part of the design. To start things off, can you please give me some "faucet finish" information?
A: With all the beautiful faucet finishes available today, many bathrooms feature the faucet(s) as a main point of attraction. But, a faucet is also a working plumbing fixture and you need to balance beauty along with durability. Keep in mind that if you make your faucet the center of design, you should choose a long-lasting finish that will look new for years to come. Look for a scratch and tarnish resistant finish that's bonded to the faucet on a molecular level. Popular faucet finishes include: Polished chrome or brass, brushed nickel or stainless steel and oil-rubbed bronze for the vintage look lovers. Finally, if you choose matching lighting trim, towel racks and shower heads to create a "suite" look, you'll end up with a very sweet looking bathroom.
Master Contractor/Plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book "Ed Del Grande's House Call," the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. Visit eddelgrande.com or write email@example.com