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Installing a new rainshower showerhead

By: Canadian Living
Canadian Living
Home & Garden

Installing a new rainshower showerhead

By: Canadian Living
Your shower might have the biggest tub, the most elegant subway tile, and the prettiest darned shower curtain in the world, but none of these mean a thing if your showerhead sucks. Luckily, swapping out a showerhead is one of the easiest weeknight DIY projects you'll ever take on. And I'm speaking from experience, having just replaced my pitifully weak, scale-clogged, builder's-basic plastic showerhead with this beauty:

Moen Halo soaker showerheadThe new shining star of my shower enclosure: Moen's Halo showerhead in Chrome. Photography by Brett Walther.

Now, it's a known fact that most bathroom reno projects reduce people to tears and/or swearing like truckers. I'm proud to say I suffered neither of these symptoms. In fact, it couldn't have been less painful.

In what was simply a matter of unscrewing the old plastic showerhead, and screwing in this sleek and shiny new model (a process that took me just five minutes), my entire morning routine got a seriously luxurious upgrade. The model I chose, Moen's Halo, makes it feel like you're using bucketloads more water that you're used to, but it's all a clever illusion that's down to perfectly placed nozzles and fine, concentrated streams across its considerable 9-inch diameter surface. What's more, the outer ring of the fixtures pivots 60-degrees for an all-encompassing feel. I should also note that the new fixture fit my shower pipe so snugly, I didn't even need to fiddle with that fussy white plumber's tape. Bonus points!

And performance aside, my new showerhead just looks incredibly sexy. The chic, mirror-like chrome finish postively glitters, and almost—almost—warrants leaving the shower curtain open, just to show it off.

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