Beaux R'eves

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A $23.99 Solution to a $500.00 Problem

No, I'm not decorating for Christmas!  
I just don't have a lot of pictures of my kitchen sink... 
So here is the problem.  
The small spout in the picture above 
is our reverse osmosis water system.  
It started leaking from the top a few weeks ago 
so we turned the whole thing off.  
We had a plumber over for a few things 
and this was one of the things 
on the list to check out.  
We have to have everything in good working 
order as the house is up for sale.
The plumbers checked out the system 
and diagnosed the problem as a leak 
in the actual faucet fixture 
on the top of the counter. 
Oh boy!  
Dollar signs were flashing in my eyes 
as they were explaining how much it would cost 
to replace the system...  
We put the R/O system in when 
we built the house and we used it quite a bit.  
When all of the kids were at home we refused 
to buy bottled water... 
I was on a green kick for sure!  
I still don't buy much bottled water 
but we didn't miss the R/O system 
while it was down either...
The plumber suggested swapping out 
the R/O system for a simple soap dispenser.  
I'm telling you it was a stroke of pure Genius!  
Mr. Beaux and I went to Lowe's over the weekend 
and found one for $23.99 that matched 
the other fixtures perfectly 
and when the plumbers came back 
they installed the soap dispenser.  
Now, this is certainly something 
that we could have done on our own 
but they were coming out to work 
on the Master Shower anyway. 
I know that it seems like such a small thing 
but when you save that much money 
you want to tell people about it! 
It looks like it was always there.  
And that's exactly what I was going for! 
I'm glad I thought of it! *Wink*

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,

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Pura Vida said...

Now that is using your noggin!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Since you are selling your home that was a great option! We have one of those units too and I feel so much better about our water. I only buy bottled water when we're traveling otherwise we love our water. Best of luck on the sale of your home. I know another blogger who finally sold theirs and they had listed it a couple of years ago, pulled it, then re-listed it twice. I think this year is going to be better in the real estate market.

Jeanette said...

That was very smart of you!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

What a great idea!!Glad you thought of it ') ')

Denise said...

Good for your. That kind of thing never happens to me.

This N That said...

Perfect..great idea..

NanaDiana said...

Cindy-- You smart girl you. Guess what? When we did our kitchen they drilled AN EXTRA hole in the granite....duh...We COULD have made them replace the whole thing but that would have been pretty stupid. anyway...we are the proud owners of a SOAP pump, too. lol Good luck selling your house. It is a lot of work getting ready, isn't it? xo Diana

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

I am so glad you came up with a solution! That would have been quite a cost for a home on the market! Congrats on the savings. Your kitchen is just beautiful, by the way :-)

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Perfect! Love when you can come up with a GREAT alternative. Looks great!!

Unknown said...

It looks great and is one really genious idea!

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Kim said...

I love a quick (and cheap!) fix! Pretty room!

Mimi said...

Nice thinking Ninety-Nine as Maxwell Smart used to say...Mimi xxx

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Great solution and I love my soap dispenser. I use it all the time. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

Katherines Corner said...

I love it when things work out n the thrifty side. You have a lovely kitchen. ♥ Hopping over from the scoop today. I invite you to share this post at the my Thursday Hop too xo

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Looks like the perfect solution. Our kitchen faucet set already has a soap dispenser which I use will enjoy it.

Wild Oak Designs said...

Oh your kitchen is beautiful! Great solution for others...we had to replace our faucet and had a soap dispenser that was in the way....solution, take it out and cover the hole with a matching "plug"'s great to know there are simple and affordable solutions...

The Style Sisters said...

Brilliant! OH my gosh can I just tell you how much I love your beautiful! I would love it if you would come link up to my Centerpiece Wednesday party each week and share your ideas with us.

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