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Brushed Nickel Shower Faucet Review

Updated on March 22, 2011

My wife insisted that I install a brushed nickel shower faucet in our new bathroom because, well, the whole rest of the house is now decked out in nickel so why stop now?  If you know me then you know that I was at first resistant to switching out all the faucets and fixtures in the house but now I’m really starting to dig the new look.  That satin finish is just completely off the hook.

The old shower faucet was just a cheap, generic faux silver monstrosity that never quite did the trick.  It was tough to keep clean of all the water spots and it just looked like garbage.  The brushed nickel faucet is a totally different story, though.  Now when you step in the tub to take a shower that thing just pops like a beautiful diamond.  Not to sound hokey but sometimes I’ll just catch myself staring at it for minutes on end while taking a shower.  Yes, it that amazing.  It turned an average-looking shower surround into a Homearama showpiece.  The great thing is that you can find some great deals online for these things and save a whole wad of money.

I’m not going to lie, though.  Removing the old faucet system and installing the new one was a bit of a beast, and I spent a whole afternoon on it.  Not only did I have to move some pipes but I also had to regrout some tile in the process.  The end result is well worth the work, however.  There’s something about that brushed stain nickel finish that just blows my mind every time I see it.

So now I’m still moving through the room and trying to find other things that can be replace with nickel.  There’s the shower head, the shower rod, the shower towel bar, the curtain rings, and the toilet paper ring.  You really don’t realize how many fixtures you have in a bathroom or kitchen until you start replacing them and then you realize just how far you have to go.  Heck, if my wife had her way we’d have a brushed floor, brushed tub, and a brushed sink basin.  She’d probably like to have me brushed, too!  So, to sum this baby up, yes I would highly recommend that you purchase a brushed nickel shower faucet.

I'm not going to lie and tell you that brushed satin fixtures are the cheapest thing in the world, but they're really not that expensive, either.  By the looks of them you'd think they cost a fortune but if you do some shopping around I know you can find a great deal either in the stores or on the internet.  And when you consider that a few extra bucks spent on a brushed nickel shower faucet will return itself to you ten times over when you sell then it's really a no-brainer.

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