A lot of homeownership comes down to trial and error. If you don't want to pay someone to come in and handle every little fix then you need to just learn to do it yourself. Such was the case when it came to our kitchen sink:
The faucet we had in our kitchen was the original faucet from when we moved in. Although we replaced nearly every other item in the room, the faucet seemed to be in good working order so we let it be for over a year. Then about six or so months ago we noticed a drip going on under the sink, seeming to come from the faucet line. Since the drip was so slight we simply padded under the sink with a towel and changed it out whenever it was damp. Yeah, not the best solution but with everything else going on it didn't seem to be too big an issue and we simply turned a blind eye. Then came the smell. Every time I used the sink or even walked into the kitchen you got a slight musty whiff that was starting to drive me crazy. I finally said 'Enough!' and kindly asked Dan if he could replace the offending item under the sink on his day off.
When I came home, this was my view:
While trying to fix the leaky line he accidentally broke the faucet. I didn't ask too many questions really. I know he was trying his hardest and hates to spend money unnecessarily as much as the next guy so we only had one solution: buy a new faucet. That day. See we have a Bible study in our house every Wednesday night and this little faucet snafu happened on Tuesday night meaning Wednesday after work we had to rush to Home Depot, find something we liked enough to live with for the next few years, and replace it as quickly as possible.
We really did like our old faucet with the pull-down sprayer so we set out with one of those in mind. Unfortunately the in-store selection leaves much to be desired so we had to compromise and find something we liked but was still under $200. Enter the Moen Lindley:
Since we only have three holes in our countertop we knew we wouldn't be using the soap dispenser which was okay with us since we keep our soap on the counter anyways. The side sprayer wasn't our ideal but in reality we don't use the sprayer all that much and the guy on the side works just fine.
Now we just need to finish that window once and for all!