There are new mix-and-match faucet lines that allow you to purchase the type of faucet spout you like separately.
Q: I plan to surprise my wife by installing a new bathroom faucet, and I really want her to be impressed. Can you recommend a faucet type that is not your average faucet? I want to make it her own special faucet!
A: Standard faucets are usually sold as a complete package, with the spout and valve assemblies included.
However, there are new mix-and-match faucet lines that allow you to purchase the type of faucet spout you like separately.
Choose and purchase the valve body style you want to add with the spout. This gives you the option of getting a faucet you can basically call your own.
Many of the faucet spouts are water-savers and handles are pre-assembled, so you can also be short on install time and long on savings.
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. For more information, visit eddelgrande.com.