Just because you're installing a standard operating faucet doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style.

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Q: I am doing a small remodel job in my kitchen. I’m keeping my existing sink and planning to install just a one-handle faucet with a standard spout. But, I would like to upgrade the faucet with some decorative flair. Do they make simple-operating kitchen faucets with all the decorative bells and whistles?

A: Just because it’s a standard operating faucet doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. If you look around, you can find decorative kitchen faucets. In most cases, the faucet handle(s) can be creatively styled with some accent pieces and vibrant finishes. Also, the faucet spout may sport some creative arches and bends to match the handle.

Kitchen faucets with decorative antique styling are very popular and prove once again what’s old can be new.

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.