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By Leah Bolden & Karen DeVenaro

A quick and easy way to refresh your bathroom is to install a new bathroom faucet.  While you might think you need a plumber to accomplish this task, it is actually a very simple process that should take you about an hour.  You can purchase a new faucet for as little as $50 to $200 and up for a designer model.  Since you will be saving a lot of money by doing it yourself, you might have a little extra in your budget to get the faucet you really want!

So many fixtures today are easy-install models with mostly pre-assembled parts.  We highly recommend you go with this type of faucet.  ‘Easy-install’ (also sometimes labeled as ‘no-tools’ or ‘pre-assembled’) essentially means you are, in the simplest of terms, pulling out your old faucet and sticking in a new one.  There are a few tools involved, and the installation is a breeze.

The whole installation should take you about an hour, and the DIY savings is significant.  The average cost to hire a plumber to install a new faucet is about $200-$250.  We highly recommend you do-it-yourself, and then, in addition to saving money, you will  have the satisfaction of knowing, every time you use your new faucet, YOU did it!

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Leah Bolden is the co-founder and master craftswoman of See Jane Drill, an online resource center offering free video tutorials on home repair specifically for beginner DIY enthusiasts.  She has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry.  Contact Website Facebook Twitter How-to-Guides

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