Does your bathroom need a facelift? Even if you don't have the time, skills, or money for a complete overhaul, sometimes even one simple change can make a world of difference. Recently the kind folks at Moen offered for me to review one of their faucets from the "Boardwalk" line. Well, after taking a look at this beauty, it took about two seconds for me to say "Yes, please!".
The Boardwalk faucet is available in the traditional two handle version, or this single handle faucet. I much prefer single handles in the bathroom. They seem to make it easier to get just the right temperature, and they are easier to clean!
We took some time a few days ago to install the faucet in my sister's master bathroom. She's been a homeowner for a little over a year, and she and her new husband have been working hard to update the home and make it their own. They've completely gutted and redone the shower and toilet area, and put new tile on the floor, but the vanity is patiently waiting it's turn for an overhaul.
The new brothers-in-law worked together to install the faucet. One of them could have easily done it himself, but nothing is better than a project for a little brother bonding time!
Here's what we started with:
A standard cheapie faucet that's seen better days, and completely lacking any style.
After shutting off the water line to the faucet, the guys worked to remove the old one. That's always the hardest part! Then, they used this handle tool that was included with the faucet
and some plumber's putty to easily install the new drain plug.
They both commented on how great that little hand tool was for working in the tight space under the sink.
Then, they slipped the new faucet housing in place. Since the old faucet required 3 holes, we used the deckplate that came with the new faucet to cover those up.
They were able to easily follow the step-by-step photo instructions to install the faucet, but there is a handy customer service help line available also if any problems had come up.
After the guys finished the installation, my sister and I got to do the fun part...style it all up.
Truly, ONE simple change made a huge difference in this space!
One bonus feature of this faucet that is SO nice is the Spot Resist Brushed Nickel finish. Even a few spots can make your faucet look dirty, but this feature helps keep your faucet clean and sparkly looking! Oh, and those pesky fingerprints? Yep! It repels those too! Finally, it helps those of us who try to be more responsible with our planet's resources by being compliant with the WaterSense EPA criteria, saving an average of 1,600 gallons per year while maintaining a strong, steady flow.
Here are some things that the guys especially appreciated about the Moen faucet:
-Everything came already mostly assembled. Really, all they had to do was drop each piece in place and install.
-The instructions were all photos and SUPER detailed and easy to follow.
-All of the parts fit well together where they were supposed to.
-It only took about 45 minutes from start to finish to complete the install.
This beautiful faucet and the entire Moen Boardwalk line-including bath and shower faucets, toilet paper holders, and towel bars just to name a few things- are readiliy available at Lowes. It's also comforting to know that Moen offers a lifetime limited warranty on their products.
I'd like to thank Moen for providing me with this beautiful faucet, but all words and opinions written here are mine.