Posted in Kitchen Faucets, Plumbing

I have a new found appreciation for Plumbers and the rates they charge.

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend! Long weekends are so wonderful, it’s like getting a little mini vacation.

Today, I helped my brother ( I read the instructions) install a new Pilar Touch 2O kitchen faucet by Delta. I’ll blog more about this week with tips and comments. Bottom line: We love it! It’s terrific. Look ma, no more chicken hands on the faucet.

We got it in and it works great, but I certainly see why plumbers get paid the big bucks. It’s not just the process of installing a new item, it’s dealing with cruddy old parts, rusted angle stops and other detritus that they are prepared to deal with that a novice is not. So anyhow, it’s a beautiful thing to complete a project from start to finish even though it took us all day while a plumber would have done it within a couple of hours.



Laurie Burke, connected to the design and construction industry since 1996. A seasoned residential kitchen and bath design specialist , Laurie has designed thousands of kitchens & baths as well as other cabinetry projects requiring technical precision in design drafting utilizing state of the art 2020 software for creating accurate plans and elevations. Through on- going product knowledge training and a desire to always stay current with an evolving marketplace, Laurie Burke maintains a strong command of knowing the appropriate Fit & Finish materials required for a residential remodel to meet the budget, the timeline of a project and a client's need for a finished product that meets their satisfaction. Kitchen Designer by trade, foodie, techie, weekend traveler for fun. For more information contact me at

5 thoughts on “I have a new found appreciation for Plumbers and the rates they charge.

  1. Hmm, your comments about plumbers are so true, very true. It's funny how difficult it is to think in a such way BEFORE you DIY, but then as soon as you get your own hands on a project you start to appreciate them.


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