Inhabitat.com, DoItYourself.com and Moen have teamed up to create Project Kitchen Upgrade, a photo contest that gives you a chance to win a facelift for your kitchen! We’re looking to turn the world’s shabbiest kitchen into a masterpiece of style and sustainability – and giving you a chance to win big!

If your kitchen has what it takes to catch our eye, you could win a $1,750 kitchen makeover ($1,250 towards Moen products; $500 towards installation)! The grand prize winner can even use the prize to get their hands on MotionSense™, the innovative new line of hands-free sensor faucets from Moen.

To enter, simply upload photos and show us dire the condition of your kitchen. We will select the 10 best entries and then let the public decide which kitchen deserves to win. The entry with the most votes will get the $1,750 kitchen makeover while three runners-up will receive a Moen faucet valued at up to $700.

Entry deadline is November 18th and voting will begin on November 20th.


Imagine the convenience of having a kitchen faucet that senses what you’re trying to accomplish and responds to what you need, the moment you need it. MotionSense makes it happen. With MotionSense, users can control the faucet in three ways – this includes the handle as well as two sensors engineered to eliminate the need to touch the faucet activate. A simple hand movement near the Wave or Ready sensor activates water flow and sets things in motion. This versatile, hands-free control makes it easy to accomplish a variety of routine tasks with speed and efficiency. Plus, it helps you prevent the spread of dirt and germs in your kitchen which reduces the chances for cross-contamination. Efficient operation even includes water savings because the MotionSense lower sensor will automatically supply water only when the user’s hands or an object are directly below the spout. No one will ever leave the faucet run unnecessarily again.

MotionSense is powered by battery pack or optional AC power adapter that is as easy to install as a standard kitchen faucet. Intelligent, yet intuitively simple, Moen created MotionSense based on extensive consumer behavior research. It’s another in a long list of Moen innovations that are designed to delight.

Here at Inhabitat.com and DoItYourself.com, we are huge fans of Moen’s MotionSense. Sensor faucets help you conserve water and time by allowing you to turn the faucet off and on with a wave of your hand. If you’ve ever struggled with your tap while washing dishes, lathering your hands with soap, or holding a pot with both hands and thought, “what a waste” while watching water go down the drain, you’ll appreciate how convenient and environmentally friendly sensor faucets can be. MotionSense makes doing dishes extra convenient by employing two hands-free sensors on their faucets: the Wave sensor on the top, and the Ready sensor below the spout. Of course, you can also turn MotionSense faucets on the traditional way, too, but we’re pretty sure that once you get used to hands-free, you’ll never go back.