Post # 1
Our kitchen faucet started leaking this weekend. The plumber said we needed a new faucet and we could buy one from him and he would install for $625…
So I went to Home Depot and got a very nice Kohler for $179 and installed it myself. I used a wrench, ratchet thing, and screw driver. It took me 45 minutes to get anything to budge (I was tightening everything… I know righty-tighty but you can look at things from both sides on the flexi water hoses!) Then about 30 more minutes to get the old faucet out. The installation was quick (due in part that there were step by step instructions) but I hadn’t tightened things enough so my first time turning back on the water was a spray fest.
BUT I DID IT!! You can too! I think the saved $ should be added in our wedding budget under bridal beauty or something…
Post # 3
Awesome! I have been thinking about tackling this project if we can find a good faucet for cheap on black friday!
Post # 4
That’s awesome!! It’s amazing how much money you can save when doing projects like that around the house 🙂
Post # 5
Okay, you are my idol. The kitchen faucet replacement has been on my list, but it’s so intimidating I haven’t been able to pull the trigger on buying something. =(
Post # 6
Awesome! I was so proud of myself when I replaced my own toilet, DIYing definitely earns bragging rights. 🙂
Post # 7
girls, how do you do this! replace a toilet?? @MissBoPeep: you are amazing. i can’t even figure out how to replace that flap thingie inside the tank. it keeps shifting and water leaks into the bowl.
Post # 8
Great job! We’re going to have lots of DIY soon as we get our house ready to put on the market. Paint some rooms and the kitchen and bathroom cabinets, install new countertops and faucets and hardware. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a tiny bit excited to get started!
Post # 9
Yay! I love doing stuff like that around the house. Especially when it can save $$$!
Post # 10
@pamplemousse: I googled “how to replace a toilet” watched a few videos, and then followed the instruction manual very very carefully! It look me about 2 weeks to get all the bolts adjusted properly so it didn’t drip, but eventually I got it!
Post # 11
It’s never been easier now that we have the internet. You can look up “how to do anything”!
Good on you. There are many jobs that we can tackle oursleves around the house.
Post # 13
Good for you! My husband changed two of our bathroom faucets this past weekend. We went from nickle to oiled bronze and I LURVE the way it looks with our white cabinets. It feels great to save money and take care of home projects yourself!
Post # 14
That is awesome! Isn’t it the best feeling when you do something like that all by yourself?
I installed our under-the-sink garbage (it rolls out from under the sink) and was so proud of myself that I kept going to look at it. Total nerd!
Post # 15
AWESOME! It is the BEST feeling to be able to accomplish something like that yourself. I’m impressed!