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A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to receive a new Moen Kiran faucet with one stipulation-that I install it myself! Because our home is less than a year old I didn’t need a faucet for our kitchen but as soon as I heard “new faucet” I immediately knew that my Dad and Stepmom would LOVE it. I said yes and was so excited when I received it in the mail…pretty right?!
My husband of course thought I was crazy-I was going to visit my Dad and Stepmom for about 24 hours with all three boys in tow to co-host my stepsister’s bridal shower. “You’re going to change out their faucet on top of everything else?” he asked me. He was convinced it was a bad idea. Fast forward to a week ago and I was starting to believe him-when it came time to head down to South Carolina all three boys and myself came down with horrible respiratory infections-high fevers, coughs, body aches-we had it all. Add to that the stress of hosting the bridal shower and I was starting to feel overwhelmed. I knew it would be worth it though and my Dad said he’d help me if I needed it.
The morning of the shower my Dad was there to help me so we cracked open the box. The instructions were seriously so clear-illustrated step by step. While I looked over the instructions my Dad took out their old faucet…it was pretty yuck, right? You can see why I knew they’d want a new one! It took him about a half hour to get the old facuet out. Then I got to work.
With my littlest man helping (he held the screwdriver and wrench-the only tools I needed!) I followed the instructions and had the new faucet in less than an hour. The only hiccup we had was that for some odd reason the water lines under my Dad’s sink were female instead of male like a standard sink and the sink connectors were female as well. It was an easy fix-while I was at the bridal shower he ran to Lowe’s (where you can pick up your own gorgeous Kiran Spot Resist one-handle pulldown kitchen faucet) and bought a couple of couplers. Other than that fast errand the entire thing was finished in less than an hour and a half! Look at the difference!
Even though I was sick, I am so glad I took the chance and installed the faucet for my parents-it was so much easier than I thought and the Kiran is gorgeous-don’t you just love that soap dispenser? I love that it’s a pull down head just like my own at home, and the finish is fingerprint resistant too so it’s easy to keep clean!
Look again at the difference! (SO sorry for the pics not being so sharp-this was also the weekend when my camera finally decided to kick the bucket!)
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