If you have followed this blog for a while–or if you’re a new reader who has waded through the archives–you might recall this moment of improvization with the faucet of my kitchen sink. I ended up replacing the broken lever (and the temporary vice grips) with a replacement handle a little over a year ago.
Now the replacement handle has suffered the same fate as the previous one and I’ve finally decided to wash my hands of the old faucet. It has always squirted water from places it wasn’t supposed to and it looked terrible doing it, so I finally allowed myself to install something new.
As you can see, for the new faucet I opted for a two-handle chrome model with an arc spout. It didn’t cost that much, but is a world of improvement over the old faucet in both function and appearance. I really should have done this sooner. If only all house upgrades could be this easy, cheap and effective.