Installing Moen Faucets in the Bathroom Vanity

Project: Miami Beach Condo, Episode 6, Part 4



The bathroom gets a contemporary update that includes a sleek new toilet, chrome-finish faucets, a shower spa with multiple sprays, and a vanity sink.

Heating and cooling systems are established by way of a closet HVAC installation. The self-monitoring, water-cooled HVAC unit has an automatic shutoff valve that prevents damage in case of malfunction.
Part 1: Installing a Toto One-Piece Toilet
Part 2: Touring a Pierce Allen-Designed Apartment
Part 3: Installing a Water-Cooled HVAC System
Part 4: Installing Moen Faucets in the Bathroom Vanity
Carlos Leuchtmann of Blue Ridge Plumbing joins Bob to install a faucet and handles from the Moen Kingsley line. Leuchtmann begins by installing the hose lines to the faucet system using the quick-connect lock tabs beneath the vanity.

The faucet screws on from the top with an Allen wrench. Since all the fittings have already been set by Leuchtmann according to the homeowners' wishes, he only needs to screw them on. (Before installing faucet handles, Leuchtmann always checks with customers to see whether they prefer their handles straight or angled).
In this condo renewal project, Bob and the crew demonstrate how to use space, color, and choice finishes to make the most of a small space.

The kitchen is converted into an elegant dining space looking onto the living area, while a closet is transformed into a bar with recessed lighting and glass shelves. And the small bathroom turns into an oasis with luminous glass tile, a wash of color, and sleek new fixtures.

Pocket doors with an antique-look are installed so as to separate the living and sleeping spaces, and furniture is selected to reflect Miami's unique personality.

Finally, the outdoor space overlooking Biscayne Bay is made practical and, perhaps most importantly, comfortable.

Also from Miami Beach Condo

  • Episode 1 - Miami Real Estate Search

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    Description:
    After touring Miami and visiting the famous Fountainbleau (designed by architect Morris Lapidus), Bob dives into the Miami real estate market in search of a condominium to remodel and refurbish.<br> <br> With the help of realtor Gina Kirkpatrick, Bob finds the ideal fixer-upper. Bob and architect Michael Pierce walk through the dated rooms, brainstorming ways to admit more light into the condo and to make this 950-square-foot space feel less cramped.<br> <br> Looking onto Biscayne Bay from the terrace of the apartment, Bob imagines the condo being a vacation home. With that specific image in mind, Bob prepares to usher in a fresher, less confined look and feel.
  • Episode 2 - Miami Condo Demolition & Designer House Tour

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    Description:
    Bob reviews the demolition plans with project architect Michael Pierce, as the on-site crew proceeds to remove carpets, cabinets, etc. In the midst of this demolition, Bob checks out the rough plumbing for the bathroom and the new wall for the pocket door.<br> <br> A tour of a recently remodeled condo in the same complex gives Bob some ideas for design treatments that work in small spaces.
  • Episode 3 - Condo Feature Installations and Touring Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

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    Description:
    With demolition virtually complete, the crew is setting up new walls to separate the sleeping area from the living space. Glass pocket doors will allow light and air to flow through the rooms. By touring Lincoln Road with architectural historian Allan Shulman, Bob gathers information about the neighborhood, which, in the 1950s, accommodated the first pedestrian mall of its kind. Newly rediscovered, Lincoln Road is once again a popular spot for shopping and dining in Miami.
  • Episode 4 - Installing Kitchen Cabinets and Using Glass Shower Tile

  • Episode 5 - Cork Floors and Custom Countertops


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