Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Our Delta Showerhead Was So Easy to Install, Anyone Can Do It! #WomansIn2ition

Disclosure: I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Delta Faucets. I received a product sample and promotional item as a thank you for participating.






Recently I shared about being selected as a Delta Faucet Brand Mom Ambassador, and how Delta sent me one of their handheld showerheads to review.  Today, I wanted to share more about this trusted brand and how easy it was to install the Delta Angular Modern In2ition Showerhead sent for my family to try out.



Now my husband is not a handyman by any means, so are DIY projects have been limited to things like switching out faucets, showerheads and lighting.  Anything beyond that and we find ourselves stopping halfway through and giving up, as we drive each other crazy bickering, or have to call a professional to finish the job the right way for us.  Don't get me started on our attempt in our condo to replace the toilet.  I will just say that I would not sit on the toilet, as I would be afraid I would either fall through the floor, or that it would tip over. :-)

When we bought our now home 6 years ago (wow, time went by fast), we knew that there would be a lot of updating to do.  The walls were covered with 80's wallpapering, and a few of the rooms had huge speakers built into the walls, which were run off of an old eight track stereo system.  Little by little we have saved and had professionals tackle major repairs for us, while my husband and I came up with fun DIY projects to put a more welcoming feel to the different rooms in the house.

I have learned that you don't have to be a handyman/woman to update rooms in home.  By simply switching out lighting and bathroom fixtures, along with rolling on a fresh coat of paint, you can turn a drab room into something you will be proud to show off.  Before our daughters arrived, my husband would try and do 1-2 DIY projects a month.  Our last project, which is still a work in progress was trying to remove layers and layers of wallpaper in our master bath, so that we could paint the walls, add new mirrors and change of the faucets in the double sinks.  We got around to removing 2 of the 4 layers of wallpaper, updating the mirrors, faucets and showerhead, but still need to work at getting rid of the rest of the wallpaper. This is one DIY project that we thought would be easy, but has turned into a pain, and one we want to call a professional for.

But, when I found out that I was chosen as a Delta Faucet Brand Ambassador, I began thinking about the other rooms in the house, and how we really wanted to update the showerhead in the guest/girls' bathroom on the second floor.  I had already bought a new shower curtain, toiletries and baskets for the sink, and new rugs -- which gave a new, warmer feel to the bathroom.  But, the one thing that we were still missing was a new and improved shower head. The one we had up was installed when the house was built in 1982, and had seen better days.  We stopped using this shower, as I would find myself having to reapply plumber's tape to stop water from shooting out of where it screws into the pipe coming from the wall.  And, because it is so old, I know that is not helping us conserve water.


As soon as my husband arrived home from work and saw the Delta box on the counter, he immediately wanted to install the showerhead.  But, I made him sit down with me and watch the Delta How-To Video available (shown below), so that we would know how to correctly install it and not run into any problems in the process.  


Once the short tutorial was over, we both looked at each and said that it looked like an easy install...and, it was.  When we were living in our condo, my husband attempted to replace the showerhead, but we ran into so many problems...either the showerhead hung too low in the shower, it wouldn't screw onto the pipe coming from the wall, or it would continually leak, even after we used the plumbers' tape.  I remember having to call a local plumber to have him fix the showerhead.  He ended up putting the old showerhead on, as the other one didn't fit properly (it wasn't a Delta one). From that point on, we have always been hesitant when it comes to switching out bathroom fixtures (including toilets, which we will not do ourselves anymore).

Usually my husband and I reserve DIY projects to the weekends, or during the few times a week that the girls are napping and we find ourselves with a few minutes to spare. :-)  But, that night when my husband saw the new showerhead from Delta, he was itching to install it, and couldn't wait for me.  In less than 10 minutes he had the old showerhead off, and the sparkly new chrome Delta Angular Modern In2ition Showerhead.  When I came upstairs with the girls to get a demo, you should have saw how happy my husband was.  He had a grin from ear to ear, as he was proud he was able to install this showerhead so effortlessly.

It has been almost a month now since my husband has installed this new showerhead, and we are loving it, especially the girls, who like the different water settings and being able to hold the showerhead to help wash the soap off after their bubble baths.  Because it was so easy to install, my husband went out and bought another Delta In2ition showerhead for our bathroom.  And, we have a new list of DIY projects we want to tackle, thanks in part to the easy install of this showerhead, and how it really stands out in the guest bath.  I can't believe how we went from an 80's feeling bathroom, with the original showerhead, to a more modern and stylish bathroom, simply by switching out the showerhead and making minor cosmetic changes, like changing out the shower curtain and hooks, rugs and added a few pictures to the wall.

So, if you are looking for a fun and EASY DIY project, to help revive your drab bathroom and make it more appealing, why not consider picking up a Delta In2ition showerhead to replace your current, outdated one?  My husband is not a handyman, but was able to replace our showerhead with the Delta In2ition showerhead sent, in under 10 minutes.  And, I am happy to report that there is no leaks or loose (or extra) pieces.  We are loving our new Delta Angular Modern In2ition Showerhead, and can't stop raving about it and showing it off to family and friends who come to visit.

To learn more about Delta In2ition showerheads, head on over to the Delta Faucet site today -- http://www.deltafaucet.com/bath/index.html.






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Disclosure: I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Delta Faucets. I received a product sample and promotional item as a thank you for participating.

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