The original kitchen faucet was okay-ish. It was white, and it sort of spit and spattered when you turned the water on. I was a little bit hesitant to uninstall the faucet and then not be able to install the new one. You know what I did!
I watched a few YouTube videos. 😀
I have no idea how plumbers do it. The space that I had to get into was too small, too tight and a little stinky. My wrench was also a joke. I was using a rusty wrench from the pool shed. It was the only one that would grip wide enough, but the rust made it stick open and closed. I can’t stress enough how having the right tools for a job is so important.
If I had to do it all over again, I would get a new sink and faucet combo and plop the entire thing down in together. I really like my sink though, and I’d already had my new countertops installed and everything. So, if you’re contemplating whether you should get a new sink along with your faucet, do your countertops, sink and faucet all at the same time.
There are a lot of faucets to look at, but you need to consider how many holes you have in your sink. Once you know how many holes you are going to be working with, your selections will slim down. Once you pick the finish, your selections will slim down a little bit more.
You can see in the picture below that I had 3 holes to work with (I was keeping the water filter thing). The old-fashioned sprayer was replaced with the soap dispenser and the sprayer is a pull down from the faucet.
I shopped around for months and ultimately found the best deal at Menards. This faucet was on sale for just $70!