Looking to refresh your home’s interior without committing to a full remodel? There are plenty of easy upgrades you can give your house without breaking the bank or starting a lengthy project!
If your bathroom is in need of a makeover, swapping out your current showerhead with a new one is a super affordable, easy fix — and the installation is so simple, you can do it yourself in a matter of minutes! All you need is an adjustable wrench or pliers, teflon tape, and a few rags.
Make sure to choose a showerhead that matches your existing tub and shower trim and finish — if your tub spout and handle are chrome, you’ll want to select a chrome showerhead to match. If the general design of your bathroom leans more modern, we recommend the MOD square rain showerhead. And as an added bonus, this high-performance showerhead exceeds the criteria of the EPA’s WaterSense program, which could save your household up to 700 gallons of water a year.
First, you’ll want to remove the old showerhead. Start by wrapping a rag around the shower arm to prevent any scratches. Use your adjustable wrench or pliers to loosen the shower head, and then begin turning it counter-clockwise until it’s freed from the arm.
You may want to clean the thread of the shower arm before you attach the new head — you can do this using a rag or an old toothbrush. Then, wrap 2-3 layers of teflon tape around the pipe thread, making sure to wrap the tape clockwise so it won’t come off when you attach the new head.
Next, screw the shower head on by hand until it’s snug, and then finish tightening it with your adjustable wrench or pliers.
That’s all it takes! Give your bathroom an instant upgrade in just a few minutes and enjoy your new showerhead.