Its been 4 years since we bought the house. Little by little we have been fixing things up and moving things around. Adding our own little touches here and there. And its finally starting to feel like home.
Four years and I am just getting to the bathrooms. The walls are still white, but I have narrowed my options down on the boys new shower curtain and am rethinking the color scheme for the master bath. But I wanted to do something now.
I get antsy like that. I need to always be working on something or planning it. We knew it had to be something fairly cheap so we decided to start with replacing our old faucets. And who knew it would be such a great first step? It is like an instant update.
A friend of mine teased me, telling me that I was supposed to write the honey do list, not do it. But David will be the first to admit, its kinda my thing. Always has been. He brings home the bacon and the technology. And I fix things and put stuff together.
Last night after the boys went to bed, I swapped out their faucet and was just finishing up when David got home. About an hour and a half. If I wasn't taking pictures, I would have gotten it done in half the time. Plus I had to take a break when I cleaned out the pipes. Gag!
Is it really that easy? All I needed was a wrench and some silicone. Oh and I hammer and screw driver if you want to move things along faster. I did.
Before you do anything, like a few hours before, clear out all the stuff you have collected under the sink and take a look at what you will be working with. And lay down towels. Or a pan to catch the water that will still be in the lines and trap.
When you are ready to go there is one very important step to take first. See these handles, turn them. Make sure that your water is turned off! Otherwise, you will get rained on and want to quit. Just saying, it can happen!
Here is what you will find inside the box. Not only will you replace the faucet, but the pop up drain too. Out with the old!