A New Kitchen Faucet...



Happy Monday!  I am stopping in with a quick fix we made this weekend.  I hope you all are having a great start to your week!  Any home improvement happen at your home this weekend?


When we built our home 4 years ago there were certain things we did not hand-pick.  The plumbing fixtures were one of them.  They have served us well, however, about 6 months ago I noticed water start to spill out of a tiny crack on the side of our faucet.  Over time the crack corroded more and it started to spray out the side and straight up leaving only one sink usable since the water would spray into the adjacent sink.  Bummer!  If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen it on my insta-stories!


Kitchen faucets are not exactly cheap!  So we have lived with it for a bit until we decided what we wanted, there was a sale (are you surprised we waited for a sale? #nope) and my Father-in-law was back home to help my husband.  Since it was water-related, he wanted a 2nd pair of eyes who knew what they were doing (that excluded me) to help with the project!


Before


After



I am cheap thrifty, so when I pick things out I have a constant mind battle of cheapest vs. what I love.  Anyone else?  

When I spotted this new faucet, it was love at first sight.  As much as one can love a faucet that is.  It has a square detail on the nozzle and handle, oil-rubbed bronze and the goose-neck design which we knew we wanted to convert to.  We had heard from professional plumbers that both Delta and Moen were trusted and reliable, and they guarantee their faucets for life.  


Given our last manufacturer told us to contact our builder and our builder told us to contact the manufacturer, we felt good knowing we wouldn't have to go through that circus again should something happen!






The faucet comes with all the necessary items for 1-4 hole set-up.  Our sink has a separate water shut off that the guys turned off prior to taking out the old faucet.  Once they were done removing that, there were detailed instructions included in the box for installation of the new faucet.  The guys assured me the tubing and all the things we don't see were much better quality too.  They were excited about that, I was sure excited about the beauty and function!  It only sprays when asked now ;).  




They got it all switched out in under an hour.  Isn't this always how it is with projects, we wish we would have done it sooner!  We were nervous about install given we were dealing with water and you don't want a leak.  I am so thankful for the upgrade!  It's nice to know the investment should last us for a long time!




It has a nice long detachable nozzle, spray vs stream function and one handle.  The kids were so excited to test it out.  We might all enjoy washing dishes a little more for the next few days!





So there you have it a little weekend DIY project!  What have you been working on around your home?  Home ownership always means some sort of project to fix or update around the house.  Before you go, head over to my Facebook page, I need some advice...


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Until next time, keep on keeping on :)



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This post is not sponsored, just wanted to share we FINALLY fixed our faucet!   


I am linking up with My Glittery Heart and Johanna for Hello Monday! 

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