Bathroom faucets are available in a wide range of styles and finishes; but if you want your faucet to last, make sure the inner working are brass.

Bathroom faucets finishes include:

  • Chrome
  • Stainless steel
  • Brushed nickel
  • Oil rubbed bronze

Bathroom faucets mounting configurations include:

  • Single hole mounting
  • Three-hole 4” widespread mounting
  • Three-hole wide spread mounting

Watch the video above to find out more.


Danny Lipford: When you’re choosing your bathroom faucets, several things you need to consider. Of course, just like with your shower valve, you have to pick out what kind of finish that you want. There’s a lot to choose from, from chrome, stainless steel, brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze.

So that’ll be your first decision, but another very important decision is exactly how it mounts to your countertop. There’s three different kinds. One is a single hold mounting which, as the name implies, is just one hole that you’ll need in order to mount the faucet. Lot of different type of one hole faucets.

Then there’s a very traditional what they call a four-inch spread which, this means the two holes are exactly four inches apart and you have one center one that you’ll need for the operation of the drain.

And then you have a wide spread assembly that comes again in a lot of different styles and shapes. But essentially, you have one that since the valves are individual, you can go with the traditional eight-inch spread. Or these are actually able to go down to six inches up to 16 inches so a lot of flexibility there.

And again when you look at all of the different faucets out in the showroom, you wonder, why would one be like $60 and one $600? Well, it’s all about how they’re made, and of course, some of these are lot harder to make than others.

But one of the key things, you want to make sure you pick one with brass inner workings. That’s very important for the longevity of it, making sure that you won’t have to replace that faucet again.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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