Earlier this summer, I headed north to visit Delta Faucet Headquarters in Indianapolis.
I mean, seriously…when they say “hey, come to Indy and learn about faucets. We’ll put you up in a hotel, and feed you, and YOU get to hang out with awesome bloggers” I’m so THERE!
The awesome group of bloggers invited to this great event:
Monique from McMurray/TMG; Jen from Balancing Beauty and Bedlam; Ashley from The Handmade Home; Katie from MSL Group; Destiny from A Place for Us, Kim from Sand and Sisal; Gail from My Repurposed Life; Monica from Hammer Like a Girl; Christine from First Home … Love Life; Kim from Newlywoodwards; Anna from Taking The Side Street; Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage; Dusty from All Things G&D; Michele from 4 Men 1 Lady; Hillary at The Friendly Home; Julia from Chris Loves Julia, Jamie from That’s My Letter, Jacqueline from MSL Group; Paula from Delta
We split up into teams and installed two faucets. One kitchen and one bathroom faucet. This is my team! Michele from 4 Men 1 Lady, Dusty from All Things G&D and Jamie from That’s My Letter. We weren’t the fastest team, but we installed two working faucets. Now, when I say “we” I use the term loosely. I basically stood around and watched. These ladies had the directions, and were on their way before I knew what hit me. I opted not to crawl under the cabinet and stretch my arm to install. (shoulder is healing, didn’t want to mess that up) I was so impressed with their know-how.
There are three divisions to Delta. Peerless being their most economical line, then Delta, and their high end line is Brizo (breez-o) Something for everyone!
We learned a lot about their research. In order to find out how people actually use faucets in the bathroom and kitchen, and showerheads – Delta asked people to allow them to video tape their actions. Would YOU let someone video tape you in the shower? Probably not. But I’m glad somebody did, because it allows Delta to make great new products after seeing how people shower. After seeing habits in the kitchen, Delta developed their great TOUCH2O® TECHNOLOGY. We got to see it in action. Touch ON, touch OFF! So easy! Their faucet recognizes the difference between a touch and a “grab” to move the faucet to the other sink.
I was very anxious to install my new Delta “Cassidy” Faucet, but because I was going to a single hole installation I had to get an escutcheon plate. After I got that, the installation was easy, but would have been VERY easy had I had some help. Climbing in and out of the cabinet over and over was hard on this old gal!
I have a great automated soap pump that is free standing, so I purchased a cover for the hole where my sprayer was instead of buying a soap dispenser. Someday I would love to replace my sink, but it’s not in the budget for now.
I’ve had my faucet installed for several weeks now, and I absolutely love it. I keep it turned on all the time at a good flow for me. Whenever I need the water, all I need to do is to give it a little tap! It makes washing hands and dishes so much easier.
This is the IN2ITION shower head I got. I replaced it the very day I received it in the mail. It’s such an easy installation, just unscrew your shower head, and attach the new one. The technology is is over my head as to how this works, but I can tell you that the way the water comes out is fabulous. If you watch the video below, it explains it all.
I found it very interesting while the nice folks at Delta were talking about their research. Are you one of the many multitasking consumers that brush their teeth in the shower? They learn all kinds of things using surveys and those video cameras. While discussing this with my bunco ladies, Nancy mentioned a discussion she had recently had with some people about drying off after a shower. Inside the tub, or outside the tub? I’m an outside the tub at home, but inside the tub away from home. Who knew that so many people have their own way of doing things, that they find perfectly normal, but others might say “huh?”
So, are you a multitasker? Dry off in the tub, or out? Do you brush your teeth in the shower? Are you lucky enough to already own one of these wonderful faucets or shower heads? If not, the next time you’re standing in the plumbing aisle, wondering what faucet you should choose, know that I wholeheartedly recommend Delta Faucets.
Delta Faucet partnered with bloggers such as me to share their products. As part of this program, I did not receive compensation for my time, however, Delta Faucet invited me to their facility (all expenses paid) and furnished me with a shower head and faucet. They did not tell me what to say about any product mentioned in these posts. Delta believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words.