Is it Time to Update Your Showerhead?

Is it Time to Update Your Showerhead?
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    Oftentimes it it the little changes that have the biggest and most far-reaching impact when renovating.

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A one-hour project for your Saturday.

Moving walls, adding a room to the back of the house and finishing the basement are each important and significant, but small changes to your plumbing can have a positive impact as well. Your showerhead may be the same one that came with your house. If so, it may be time for a change and one yielding a luxurious, highly useful shower head.

1. Shop your home design store or hardware store. Take a look at what your local retailer offers and examine the showerhead styles carefully. Know that the current crop of showerheads are designed to minimize water flow while still getting you wet. Even the rain-style units that are so popular these days are efficient and provide a comprehensive cleaning.

2. Assemble your tools. Once you unwrap the packaging and shut off the water, you will need an adjustable wrench to remove the existing unit. If you are concerned about scratching the chrome finish, wrap a thin cloth around the connection point first. You absolutely must do this if you rent your place as your landlord may hold the damage against you.

3. Use plumber’s tape. You want to secure the new showerhead correctly the first time to avoid odd spraying and dripping later. Use plumber’s tape, placing it around the threaded part of the showerhead that sticks out from the wall. It will help keep everything securely in place and keep your sanity in check too.

4. Tighten with care. With your thin cloth in place, tighten the new showerhead in place. Once it is tight, you can stop. Avoid overtightening and you will avoid stripping it. Once you are done with the job, turn on the water source and test the showerhead. Adjust as needed.

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Showerhead Considerations

You can pay $30 to well over $100 for a new showerhead. Among the popular brands are Hansgrophe, Kohler, Moen, Danze, Grohe, and Delta. Some come equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, enabling you to stream your audio input while you shower. You can also choose one that includes a built-in diverter that allows you to change between shower head and hand shower as desired.

Whatever your selection, choose the one that best suits your lifestyle and prepare to begin taking luxurious showers with this easy-to-install unit.

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About Author

Matthew C. Keegan

Matt Keegan is a freelance writer and editor as well as publisher of "Auto Trends Magazine", an online publication. Matt covers campus, consumer, business and financial topics on various websites and weblogs, and has been published in the "Houston Chronicle", "Sam's Club Magazine" and "Wisconsin Golfer".