I know it's very homemaker-ey mom of me, but I can't help it. I'm very excited about our new faucets. I'm kicking myself that I didn't get a "before" picture of the other faucets, but I'll attempt do describe them. The old faucets were original to this condo which was built in 1975. That alone could be enough, I mean...the decor of the mid 70's hasn't exactly maintained its groovy fashion-ability in the past 30+ years. This might immediately be enough for many people...but I can overlook that; I've always been more function over fashion.
However, the darn things were crumbling before our eyes. It looked like the cold-water handle on my sink was being devoured by some chrome eating worms. It was DISGUSTING. Plus, it leaked. The HANDLE leaked! So every time I washed my hands, the counter flooded. Definitely not fun. You couldn't clean them, because if you tried, bits of metal would come off. So I waited, and waited, and waited. Finally, just after Thanksgiving, a very big chunk of metal came off the handle of my sink...and I declared that it was enough. It's time to ask the landlord to replace the faucets.
Now, 3 short years after we moved in, we got them. Aren't they beautiful?