21. Call in the pros.
When the countertop changes along with the faucet, you might want to call in a pro installer. There's little margin for error when drilling through counters.
22. Have it your way.
We're used to getting burgers any way we want them. Why not faucets? Find a shape you like, then pick a finish.
Polished brass is an upscale favorite, but the raw metal can be hard to keep shiny. Look for models guaranteed not to corrode, tarnish, or discolor.
25. Never forget.
No. 1 on your to-do list when changing faucets: Turn off the water supply before beginning your project. Or prepare for a lesson you don't want to learn.