Let the nesting begin!
Forget that idea that nesting happens in the last few weeks of pregnancy. This time around, I’ve already started a “Before Baby” to-do list, and it’s getting longer by the day. This could have something to do with the fact that we’ve only been in this house a year, and I’ve been taking careful notes the whole time, trying to prioritize projects and decide what I really need to do, and exactly how I want to do it. My goal was not to jump into anything too quickly, as we plan to be here a while and I want to love the changes we make.
But I just couldn’t wait any longer on the kitchen faucet. Check out this monstrosity!
Now, I can usually handle something not looking great, as long as it’s functional. Well, this thing was leaking terribly and it made me feel like a pitiful “greenie.” Wasting water on a daily basis is never OK, so a fix was in order.
Enter Danze. When we started this project, I wasn’t very familiar with Danze faucets, but the look of the single handle faucet with side spray from the Parma Collection really sold me. The style was so sleek and cool-looking, I just knew it would give a whole new look to my kitchen.
And it did! I LOVE it!
What a difference, right? It changes the look of that whole end of the kitchen, and that is the part of the kitchen you can see from the other main rooms of the house. I often find myself sitting on the couch, watching TV, and glancing over at my kitchen sink. It’s really amazing how small projects can make your home feel so much nicer!
One of the biggest bonuses of this whole project was that my Dad offered to install the new faucet for us – while I was at work! I left with an ugly faucet from 19-who-knows-when, and came back the very same day to a pretty new one! My dad’s kind of a rock star…
He did comment that the installation process was really easy (and that it was a good thing we did it, because the old one practically disintegrated on the way out…) and that the faucet itself felt strong, sturdy and well-made. My dad can do pretty much any home project he puts his mind to, and he knows his stuff, so I thoroughly trust his opinion. He has always taught me about the importance of quality, and he gave Danze his seal of approval. 🙂
We also used a Danze deckplate, and it matches seamlessly with the faucet.
No more hard water marks, no more leaks…just clean, sleek brushed nickel. When I clean my sink now, it actually looks clean! The water pressure is great, too, both from the faucet and the sprayer.
A few other raves:
- I love that this faucet features an easy, single-handle shut-off so I can turn it off with one hand or elbow (if my hands are dirty while cooking or if I happen to be holding a baby.)
- The side sprayer is amazing! It has a lot of weight to it, so it seems to almost put itself back into its place when you’re done with it. The sprayer hose is the most flexible I’ve ever seen, and has great maneuverability. If you’ve ever used a sprayer with a hose that just didn’t seem to want to bend, you know what I mean.
- The 7″ high faucet not only gives it a high-end look and commanding presence in the kitchen, but it also makes it easy to fill tall pots and pitchers (the length is 8 1/2″.)
- The ceramic disc valve means less of a chance of leaks, and that’s better for our Earth. 🙂
So, that’s my new non-leaky, super stylish, efficient and elegant Danze kitchen faucet. Don’t you just love the feeling of checking things off your to-do list? Bring on February! We’re going to be ready when this baby gets here! (Or ready to wash dishes, at least… 😆 )
*Disclosure: This is a Type C post. I received a complimentary faucet to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and I was under no obligation to provide a positive review.