Friday, October 26, 2007

Faucet Options

Yesterday my shower puff came apart. I've never had that happen before. I tried fixing it, but it fell apart in the shower again today. I will have to do a better job of fixing it this time.

What does that have to do with anything? Nothing really, except it got me thinking of showers and faucets and plumbing. Weird how my mind works. Anyway, when we had this house built, we really didn't get much of a choice on which faucets they put in. They sent us to a showroom somewhere, they let us choose between 3 or 4 choices, and that was it. I never really thought to question it at the time. That's just the way they did it. They installed all faucets from a certain Wisconsin based company. We live in Wisconsin. I guess that makes sense, but I haven't been extremely pleased with these faucets. For instance, my kitchen faucet has broken at least twice. The handle came right off and could not be fixed without a new piece. Yes, there's a lifetime warranty, but I still had to live without a working kitchen sink for an entire day or two, until the original installer could come and fix it.

One of these days we may decide to upgrade all the faucets and get something we actually like. Maybe a Delta faucet will be better than what we already have. I can browse the website at and choose from way more than 3 or 4 choices.
I like this one: and this one: and this one: and, well, you get the idea. They have a large selection with many styles and finishes to choose from.
They also offer fast delivery, great prices, and the all-important free shipping. So, if my kitchen faucet dares to break again... I have options.