The opportunity to review a new kitchen faucet was one I was looking forward to. We have had our original builders grade faucet since we moved in four years ago and it is time to upgrade. In case you’re not sure what I mean by builders grade I included a before picture. We all have seen them and sometimes we don’t even notice them because they are…well… plain. Nothing wrong with them, they do the job, at least that’s what I thought. My world was about to change.
I remember coming home from vacation in North Carolina and the faucet from Danze was waiting for me. I was excited about installing our new faucet and the opportunity to work with Danze. My first impression after opening the box was that this is not a cheap plastic faucet. This seemed to be a very well made product. In fact I was very surprised with just how heavy it was when I took it out of the box. After seeing just how beautiful and sleek our new faucet was I realized I could not put this on our existing kitchen sink. Okay, I could have and it would have looked 100% better but I didn’t feel as though that would have served this faucet justice. So now I was in search of a new kitchen sink. Long story short I found an awesome sink that I felt was a good match for a good price. I will share more about that in another post.
Now I am not the handiest dad/husband in the world but I like to think I can hold my own. Well after 4 trips to the hardware store, 24 hours without a kitchen sink in operation and a few hours of turning the water off to the house I was thinking, “man that faucet would have looked just fine on our old kitchen sink”. The sink was definitely the biggest challenge out of the two. In fact if I were installing just the Danze faucet I wouldn’t have made one trip to the hardware store. I already had the simple tools and the plumber’s tape it takes to install the faucet. In the end though it was all worth it. I have never installed a faucet or sink for that matter but it really turned out nice.
Earlier I said my world was about to change and it did. I LOVE our new Danze Anu Faucet. It’s so beautiful and functional. The spout sits over 15 inches high and with our new 10 inch deep sink I can fit a 24inch tall pot under the spout to fill it. Do I have a 24 inch pot? No, but you can bet that I am going to go buy one and have the biggest pasta party ever. It seems like Danze put some serious quality time in when designing the Anu faucet. I love the pull out feature of this faucet, which makes having a separate sprayer unnecessary. This adds to the sleek look that I was going for.
Bottom line: Danze Anu is a wonderful addition to the busiest room of our house. Danze makes a premium product from premium materials. On a scale of 1-10 with ten being the hardest in home improvement projects I would give this a 3 (not including the sink) If you can change a tire you can change a faucet. The biggest challenge was not the installation; it was picking out one faucet from the large selection that Danze offers for kitchen faucets. I will definitely be looking at Danze when it comes time to replace other fixtures and faucets in our home.