My kitchen faucet has seen its day. It’s white plastic, ugly, stained, and when you pull out the handle to use the spray function, it won’t retract. If you think it has retracted, but it’s not locked in place, it falls down, spraying you and the entire kitchen with water. It completely sucks and needs to be replaced. Here is the story of why I just keep living with it:
If you give a mommy a faucet, she is going to want a new sink to go with it. A sink that is not scratched up and stained, a sink that is not white, a sink in which she can dump out half a cup of coffee without having to clean the resulting coffee stain with Comet or a Magic Eraser.
If you give a mommy a sink, she is going to want new countertops to replace the old laminate ones that have that telltale brown laminate seam, and have bumpy drips of superglue from the messy fixing of broken toys.
If you give a mommy new countertops, she would really prefer not to put them on the existing cabinets, which are dated country oak, and not her style at all, and which have curved panel doors that, even if painted, will never look modern.
If you give a mommy new cabinets, it really doesn’t make sense to put them on the cracked tile floor, because the flooring goes under the cabinets, and wasn’t installed correctly, leading to a long crack that runs through several tiles and gets longer each year. Also, the floor is white and shows every single freaking drip and piece of dust.
And that is why I have a non-functional kitchen faucet. The end.