8 premium bathroom upgrades

Decorative faucets

Before you replace your bathroom counter, consider what kind of faucet you’d like.

You’ll need to have a different number of holes drilled in your counter depending on the type of faucet you choose.

Although the widespread (three-piece faucet) and centerset styles (one-piece faucet; three countertop holes) are the most popular, a single-hole faucet offers the best temperature and volume control as well as the easiest installation, says Build.com’s guide to choosing a bathroom sink faucet.

A wall-mounted faucet is unique and fashion-forward, the guide says. However, you’ll need to open the wall to install it.

Brass construction and ceramic-disc cartridges – which control water flow -- are the best choices for long-term faucet performance.

Eco-friendly consumers will appreciate a faucet that has a WaterSense label, designated for products that reduce water usage.

You could easily spend $2,000 for a high-end faucet, but the average person will be able to find plenty of nice-looking faucets in the $100-$300 range.