One Perk of Getting Older (with @Moen)

This post about bathroom sink faucets was brought to you by Moen, who provided the product to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.

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My birthday is this week. I’m getting up into “yikes” territory, but to be honest, I’m pretty OK with it. Being this age (we’ll just call it “this age” for now) isn’t exactly what I thought it would be, but what really is?

There are a lot of crappy things that happen when you get older. I’m creakier and sleepier and less able to hang for all nighters like I did in my 20s.

But there are perks, too. For real perks.

One perk of getting older... brought to you by @Moen and abcsandgardenpeas.com

Like the fact that your friends all have professions now, and a lot of them know stuff. Stuff you need. Gone are the stoners and wanderers I used to hang with – they’ve all grown into cool things like teachers and accountants and real estate appraisers. Things that come in awfully handy when you’re a grown-up!

It’s like a totally PG-rated version of “friends with benefits.”

Take, for example, our family friend who owns a ton of rental properties. Once upon a time, he told my Dad how to keep things easy and stress-free. “Just be sure to put on a new coat of paint and install a Moen faucet and you’ll never have to go back.” He was generalizing, of course, but the guy knows his stuff, and if he says Moen, we buy Moen.

I like having smart friends.

On that advice, we chose all Moen fixtures for our new bathroom remodel. The full reveal isn’t ready yet, but I’m happy to give a sneak peek at our new faucet. It’s the Ashville™ Two-handle Centerset Bathroom Faucet, available exclusively at The Home Depot.

 

Moen Bathroom Faucet. It's not just great looking, but it resists fingerprints and bacteria! Get details at abcsandgardenpeas.com

I love the look, the handles, the sleek lines and timeless style, but that’s not all…

Hold onto your hats, folks. This faucet has antimicrobial properties.

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How can a faucet resist bacteria? Um, yeah…I don’t quite know. But this is what Moen says: The faucet uses Microban® antimicrobial protection technology, which helps prevent the growth of damaging stain- and odor-causing bacteria on the faucet finish.

With kids around? This is brilliant!

And guess what ELSE this faucet has –  a Spot Resist™ finish that makes clean-up easy by resisting fingerprints and water spots.

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Did I mention my fingerprinty kids, ages 4 and 1?! O.M.G.!

From the parent of two kids 4 and under, thank you, Moen.  Just thank you.  via @abcsandgardenpeas.com @Moen

We chose this particular faucet for our sink because it matched the brushed nickel Adler tub/shower fixtures we had already installed, and they have a Spot Resist finish, too!

Fingerprint resistant! From @Moen

Besides being easy to clean (practically self-cleaning, really) I just really like the way our new Moen fixtures work. When you turn the handle on a good quality faucet, you know it. It’s strong, sturdy and smooth, and I have every confidence that our friend Hank was right. He’s been in the home reno biz a long time. (Because, like I said, we’re all old. :) )

But at least I’ll be growing older along with my sink and shower, because we won’t be looking to replace them any time in the near future. In fact, the only things we have left to do are our towel bar and TP holder, and I’m heading right back to Moen.

Because if it ain’t broke…well, you know the saying.

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Now go share some of your talent and know-how with your friends! Do you have friends that share theirs with you? 

 

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  1. ROFLMAO.
    Funny how time changes and everyone we know grows up to be respectable adults {gasp!}
    I think I know what age you are referring too but let me reassure you that your 30’s are going to be awesome!
    I am approaching the big 4-0 head on!
    Love the new fawcett. We need a new one in our kitchen. Wonder if they make one for the kitchen that will resist fingerprints and bacteria?

    • (Shh…don’t tell, but I turn 41 in 3 days!)

      And I highly recommend Moen if you need something for your kitchen. They definitely have options with the same features as the one in my bathroom!

  2. Hilarious! Love the new faucet! Great choice!
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  3. Great post/. Love those faucets. They are awesome.
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  4. I love that faucet! We bought a house last summer and are slowly replacing all the faucets with brushed nickel. We still have a couple left to do. One thing I am learning as I get older is it is so worth it to spend a little more to get things that will last.
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  5. That faucet is beautiful. And antimicrobial as well? Too cool.

  6. I love how sleek and classy this faucet looks. We have a stainless steel one and I cannot stand how there are always little smudges and finger prints all over it. This looks great.
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  7. this sounds like a dream. the only room left to redo in our house is our boys bathroom I will be looking for this.
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  8. What an awesome post. I am redoing rooms in my home.
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  9. I love the faucet you chose for your sink! I also like the idea of a spot resist finish!
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  10. The spot resist is reason enough to go with them. I can’t stand those water spots and build-up!
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  11. Yes, definitely – resists fingerprints? and bacteria? I want it in every room where there is a faucet. Replace my front door knobs with it as well. I don’t care – it resists fingerprints and bacteria – I want it as many places in my house as I can get it!
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  12. It’s always nice to have friends that have knowledge that can help you out!! We love bartering with our friends, too!
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    • We love to barter with friends! So nice when family can help you out, too. Sometimes I really think we just need to return to the way things used to be done! You fix my house, I give you a chicken. Ha!

  13. I love that this is spot resistant!!
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  14. We need to update our faucets in the bathroom. I’m loving the spot resistance of the Moen model!
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  15. I SO need this spot resistant especially with my 5 littles hands! Less the clean!
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  16. I love love love Moen products. I see them getting installed all the time while watching HGTV.
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  17. Very sleek faucets. We could really use some new ones around here as well!
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  18. We love Moen here too. We have a Moen kitchen faucet and it was a recent addition to our kitchen!
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