Installing a new showerhead is an easy way to upgrade the showering experience. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that the average family uses 40 gallons of water per day in the shower, and a newer, more efficient showerhead can help reduce water use and lower utility costs.
|What you can expect|
|Range per head:||$78.14||$205.58|
|Range for this type of project:||$234||$617|
Shower Head Cost
Cost of spot-resistant, brushed-nickel showerhead. Pressure balancing provides uniform flow and temperature. Limited lifetime warranty guarantees excellence.
Shower Head Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Shower arm connector will be installed, and base plate secured to wall surface. Shower head will be installed, and optimal operation verified. Fee is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of installation site, and meticulous cleanup.
Shower Head Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including connectors, fittings, and mounting hardware.
|cost to install a shower head|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per head||$77.84|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 head||$149.38|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 head||$80.77 - $217.99|
Homeowners who want to install a new showerhead have many options to consider.
Wall mount: These standard showerheads are fixed to the wall of the shower, and they typically have adjustable nozzles for user comfort.
Handheld: With a long hose, these showerheads are ideal for rinsing hard-to-reach areas or for use in seated showers.
Rain: These large showerheads imitate rainfall.
Multiple: For more luxurious showers, homeowners may opt to install more than one showerhead.
The cost of a showerhead varies based on the type, with specialty showerheads costing more than basic wall-mount units. Installing multiple showerheads understandably costs more than installing just one, especially if plumbing work needs to be done to accommodate the added fixtures. The finish also affects the final cost; chrome finishes tend to cost less than polished brass or brushed nickel.
Installing a new showerhead may seem simple enough, but homeowners can encounter many pitfalls in the DIY approach. During installation, care must be taken to avoid damaging the fittings which can cause water leaks behind the shower wall leading to water damage or mold growth. Homeowners are advised to work with a qualified plumber to avoid these problems.