Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bathroom Update: Handheld Shower

I just wanted a handheld shower, in addition to the big, rain-shower head that came with the new bathtub faucet. Check out all these parts! It took us an hour and a half at Home Depot to order it all . . .

First, we needed a diverter, so that we could have the water flow directed to either the big, fixed shower head or the handheld one . . .

Then we had to select the shower head . . . The hose had to be ordered separately, of course, it came in either a 60-inch length or a 72-inch length; we chose the 60-inch . . .

Then the bar came in different styles . . .


And these are the rings that finish the bar nicely against the wall . . .

And we had a choice of end caps, either these flat ones . . .

Or these dome-like ones . . .

And lots of other do-hickeys that I'm told were positively vital to putting up the thing . . .

Here's the finished project . . .

Did I mention that all these little parts came in a variety of finishes? Yes, there was nickel, chrome, brushed nickel, nickel-plated brass, brass . . .

The vanity comes next. Who knows how many pieces will need to be assembled for that?

3 comments:

Beth said...

Wow, that is a clean shower. I'd never post a pic of mine!! I have cheapo plastic handhelds from Walmart, installed by my then 13 year old son. I could not live without them :)

Reds said...

Wow - you lost me after the first description!! LOL! That's a lot of work for one shower!

Barb said...

That seems very complicated. I am sure you will really enjoy it. It looks very nice.