AUGUST 29, 2012
We are currently part of the True Value Blog Squad and wanted to show you our first project that we decided to take on in our new home… A new bathroom faucet! YAY! Changing out the faucet in a bathroom is a great way to update the look and function of your bathroom without a lot of work.
Now, I will be the first to admit, the old faucet was not that bad. But it is frustratingly too short to wash our hands. I can’t stand bathroom faucets when it’s challenging to get your hands underneath comfortably to wash and rinse them off. It makes a huge difference to have a taller faucet, one that is not so close to the edge and as an added bonus they look really nice. One final bonus?… this new faucet, now matches the existing cabinet hardware, and towel bars with the same brushed nickel metal finish. So check, check…
The old faucet is still in good shape, so we will be donating it to the habitat Restore, because it does have plenty of life left in it.
The Bathroom Faucet We Chose:
Here is the new bathroom faucet that we chose to install.
The Delta Windemere Stainless Steel 2-Handle Lavatory Faucet (approx $110 dollars).
This is the faucet installed. Nice huh?
Here is a before and after picture of the faucet that I replaced.
Shopping At True Value With The Kiddo’s
We decided to make it a family event to go to the hardware store. One thing that we have learned when taking the kiddo’s to the store is being prepared with treats.. uh I know some people are cringing, but you haven’t shopped with two toddlers at a hardware store for 2 hours. Pretzels and water? Are a match made in shopping with kids heaven.
We eventually where able to let them walk around a little bit while we were shopping. Etta and Lydia found these little red carts that were just their size and they ended up pulling them around the store with us and it was like the fun switch got turned on.. Yes we are those parents… but at least they weren’t screaming and we did keep them with us, I didn’t just let them run wild!
On the way to the checkout, the girls got a little ride. The owner at our local store was seriously so nice, he helped us find what we needed, and actually offered to run to a store out of town when he was short on one thing we needed... now that is service!!
For those of you installing a faucet anytime soon, here are a few little helps to get you on your way!
List of Parts That Come With The Faucet
Here is a summary image that I thought would be helpful to show all the parts and their proper names for your reference and use on your faucet project.
These are the tools that I used for the bathroom faucet install.
Here I am in the middle of installing the new faucet and asking for help to get a tool, when a little Lydia helper stops by.
“Here Daddy, I brought you a book to read in case you wanted a story, or in case you want to read it to me… Oh yeah, and here is the wrench you needed.” It’s nice to have cute little helpers when working on a project.
Here is a picture of the new bathroom faucet installed showing how it works well with the existing cabinet hardware. The total project took about one hour to complete the job. Not too long, if you are new to it, it may be a little longer. I have done enough over the years that I know and understand the parts and how they go together.
Here is another recent bathroom faucet install that I replaced in our Park House that we really liked. You can see the rest of this bathroom’s progress here:
Okay, so it is time for a giveaway! Yay, don’t we all love free stuff? I know I do!
Well how about a $100 gift card to True Value, good for participating stores and online purchases. You can enter below by following the instructions on the widget!
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“I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.”