LAKE FOREST, Calif., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Home renovations are projected to be on the rise over the next six months, but due to complexity and costs, the one update often ignored is behind the shower curtain in the bathroom. Replacing a tub and shower fixture often requires removing the fixture and the tile or fiberglass from the wall. A professional is almost always called in to complete the job – until now. To meet the request of homeowners looking for simpler and more affordable options at home, Pfister launches the first Universal Tub and Shower product in the faucet category, a stylish tub and shower fixture that is compatible with eight different water valves from three of the leading manufacturers in the plumbing industry – Pfister, Moen and Delta. This user friendly upgrade kit means shower makeovers can be completed in just a few hours, at a price point that is accessible to the average homeowner.
"For anyone thinking about replacing an old, outdated shower faucet – this is a game-changer. Your project just got a lot simpler," said Lisa LaPorta, HGTV. "With Universal Tub and Shower, homeowners will no longer have to hide their outdated shower hardware behind a new shower curtain or spend big bucks to pull old piping out of the wall."
In addition to providing simple solutions for the bathroom with Universal Tub and Shower, Pfister will be promoting a Simplify Your Life Starting at Home campaign with HGTV star Lisa LaPorta. This campaign will include additional tips to implement quick and affordable style upgrades at home.
"Until now, replacing an outdated tub and shower fixture meant homeowners needed a big budget and professional help for a total renovation or they were limited to finding a replacement that fit the old valve behind the wall. Unfortunately the second option usually meant limited style choices and basic functionality," said Trent Harrington, senior brand manager, Pfister. "By introducing Universal Tub and Shower, we are giving consumers multiple style and finish options which coordinate with any decor and that fit several of the leading manufactures valves. And now homeowners can easily install the new fixture themselves in just a couple hours, without the costs and headaches of a major renovation project."
Pfister's Universal Tub and Shower comes in traditional and transitional architectural styles and provides three different finish options, including Chrome, Brushed Nickel and Tuscan Bronze. All Universal Tub and Shower products include a five-function showerhead, handle kit that accommodates eight different valves and an all metal tub spout. The products will be available to consumers in September at The Home Depot, nationwide.
In addition to the launch of Universal Tub and Shower, Pfister recently announced the Simplify Your Life Pinterest Challenge. Now through November 5, Pfister Pinterest followers can create a Pinterest board containing tips and ideas on how to simplify their life for a chance to win a $750 gift card and their choice of a Pfister faucet (retail up to$300). To learn more about the Pfister Pinterest Challenge, visit http://www.pfisterfaucets.com.
For downloadable high-resolution images, facts sheets and to stay up to date on Pfister's latest products, visit the electronic press kit at www.pfisterpresskit.com.
Pfister, a Stanley Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement Group (HHI) company based in Lake Forest, Calif., has been a leading manufacturer of residential kitchen and bath fixtures for more than 100 years. Black & Decker, which recently merged with Stanley, also celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010. Pfister products are differentiated by excellent quality and backed by a Lifetime Warranty, which covers finish and function for the life of the product. HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the US, Canada,Mexico, and Asia. For more information on Pfister products, call 1-800-Pfaucet (1-800-732-8238) or visitwww.pfisterfaucets.com.