After my #1 home improvement fear (electrical), plumbing has always followed as a close second. Recently one of the handles on my bathroom faucet broke off. After trying to repair the fixture, I found that replacing the hardware entirely would be a lot cheaper. I found this Pfister Courant model matched my other bathroom hardware perfectly.
For more in-depth instructions on how to install a sink faucet, follow below.
Step 1: Turn off water supply.
Step 2: Disconnect existing supply lines
Step 3: Remove existing faucet
Unfortunately, removing the old faucet ending up being a weekend long affair. I tried a number of tools, used WD-40, went back to home depot three times, and just I was going to throw in the towel, I found a bottle of CLR in my basement. I soaked a rag in the solution, wrapped it around the stubborn bolt, and after praying to the DIY gods for about 15 minutes, I gave it another try with the basin wrench. It worked like a charm, and I am now a CLR believer.
Step 4: Clean the sink surface. You may need a putty knife to remove old plumbers putty.
Step 5: Apply plumbers putty (if required). Roll the putty into ropes and line the holes in the sink with it. This will prevent leaks. Make sure to wrap some plumbers tape around the connections that unit the supply lines with the faucet handles and spout.
Step 6: Connect new supply lines.
Step 7: Turn water supply on.
Step 8: Invest in some low rise jeans and wear that plumbers crack with pride ;)