This post brought to you by Moen, Incorporated. All opinions are 100% mine.
As you saw last week, we’ve been busy sprucing up the bathrooms for Spring. A few small touches truly make the world of difference. Last week was decor, this week it’s the faucet in the master bath.
The space got a DIY makeover last year, but at the time being on a tight budget, the existing faucet remained. It was fine and functional, but the style was dated and original to the house. With the BHG crew coming next week (yes, next week, can you believe it?), I thought a little upgrade was due.
So… the existing faucet. A one large round handled beauty (NOT!)…
When it came time to choose a new faucet, I needed to stick with a single hole style versus the faucets that have 3 holes (2 holes for the handles + 1 hole for the spout).
I chose the Boardwalk Spot Resist bath faucet in brushed nickel because it resists fingerprints (even the tiniest, messiest ones that come from the pint sized members of your family!) and water spots. And it really is true – no spots! This Moen style also meets WaterSense criteria, which uses 32% less water without sacrificing performance. Sounds heavenly, right?! It is :)
So last weekend, while I was out and about, the Mister started tackling this drab to fab upgrade (he was doing it as a surprise – what a guy, right?!)
He removed the existing faucet – check (not too tough).
Then started to install the new faucet but came to a roadblock when he realized the old pipes were copper and they couldn’t be bent to fit the new faucet. Plus the P-Trap that came with the new faucet wasn’t exactly the right size. So what does the man do? Goes to Lowe’s of course!
Comes back with (2) 15″ flexible braided pipes (1 for hot + 1 for cold).
About 2 minutes later and a few %%$*^**_(_)&*^&^, they weren’t long enough. Back to Lowe’s he went.
They love seeing our pretty faces day in and day out – right Lowe’s??
Anyway, third times the charm, he had everything he needed to complete the job.
Plumbing is not
our his expertise, but he did a great job. The specific plumbing configuration for this sink is tricky because the plumbing comes from the side of the cabinet instead of from the typical place behind the sink. We needed extra long flexible braided pipes because of the distance – 30″ long was the right ticket!
All in all, it’s in, it works, and there are no leaks. I call that a SUCCESS!
And in the end, it’s a sure beauty (a real beauty – no joking this time)…
With all the snafoos we had & trips to the store, the project took about 3 hours to complete. Typically though, it should really be under an hour. It all depends on your DIY expertise and experience. In the end, the upgrade was well worth it since now the sink area looks totally gorgeous…
It’s amazing how a simple upgrade changes the whole look of the room. And I adore that this faucet is spot resistant. Good Job Moen! Want this faucet too? Check your local Lowe’s, plus Moen on Facebook.
What Spring interior projects do you have planned?