Today’s bar faucets are available in a full line of feature-packed models. (Kohler)

Check out these new bar faucet features

Q: Dear Ed: After years of planning and part-time work, I’m finishing up my basement wet bar. All I need to do is install the bar faucet and sink. I already have the bar sink but need to look for a nice bar faucet. Is there anything new with bar faucets that I should check out when I purchase the faucet?

— Joe, Washington state

A: Good things come to those who wait.

Today’s bar faucets are available in a full line of feature-packed models.

Basically, these high-end bar faucets are more like small kitchen faucets. Features may include: elegant styling with quality finishes, high-arched rotating spouts, pullout sprays with multi-feature spray heads, pause control, single-handle operation, temperature memory with safety limits and ceramic-disk valve construction.

If you’re looking to drink up every bar faucet benefit, some bar faucets can even be paired with full-size kitchen faucet copies to create a perfectly matched ensemble.

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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. Visit eddelgrande.com or write eadelg@cs.com

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