Squee!!!!! My new Delta Cassidy Touch2O kitchen faucet is finally installed, and I am beyond excited!
What an ordeal -- I never thought we'd get to this point... Not because the faucet was hard to install (it was totally easy!), but have you ever had one of those little projects that just keeps snowballing into this massive undertaking?
It all started when I innocently asked my husband to repair the caulking behind the sink when he installed the new faucet. That's the before picture above, and if you look closely, you can see that the seal is broken and the wall could use a minor touch-up.
Well, as he started to cut away the old caulk, he noticed some mildew behind it and that the backsplash was no longer flush with the wall, which prompted him to remove the backsplash only to discover this...
Pretty gross, huh? So after much bleaching, scraping, patching, sanding, and finally repainting the entire kitchen, we were able to reinstall the backsplash and fix the caulking. I think I owe my hubby his favorite home-cooked meal and then some after all of that!
As I mentioned before, the installation was very easy. Even if you've never installed a faucet, Delta's step-by-step instructions walk you through the entire process. For those of you that are visual learners, they even have an installation video available for additional help.
So my lovely Delta Cassidy Touch2O kitchen faucet is installed, and I absolutely adore it. I love the bright, shiny chrome finish, and I'm so glad that I decided to go with it over the stainless finish.
The Touch2O functionality is amazing and works exactly as promised. With a simple touch anywhere on the handle or spout, I can turn the water on and off, which is particularly helpful when I'm cleaning up a sticky mess.
And I never have to worry about the kids accidentally turning it on and forgetting about it. The faucet automatically shuts itself off after running for four minutes. That's a relief!
You can even make music with it! Well, maybe not at home, but check out this fun video featuring percussionist and composer Glenn Kotche making music on his custom Delta Faucet "drum kit".
And finally, further proof that Delta thinks of everything... If you're wondering, as I did, how you know when the batteries need changed on these faucets, there's a small LED light built into the base ring of each faucet. As long as it's blinking blue, you're good to go! And I was relieved to see that it takes 6 standard AA batteries and not some expensive and hard to find batteries.
I love my new Delta Cassidy Touch2O kitchen faucet, and I'd definitely recommend that you consider one yourself when you're in the market for a new kitchen or bathroom faucet. Yes, they make them for bathrooms too!
Delta Touch2O Technology for your kitchen and bathroom is precisely in tune with your every touch. Take the quiz to learn which faucet style best describes you at deltafaucet.com.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Delta via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Delta.