We all shower, so it’s essential to have an easy handle to use. This blog post will show you the benefits of different types of shower standing handles and how to choose the right one for your bathroom.
There are many ways to get in and out of the shower, but a lever or pull-type handle is the most popular. There are pros and cons to each type, so be sure that you understand what they are before making your selection. Once you’ve decided which kind of handle you want, it’s time to install! The easiest way is with a quick-connect installation kit. Follow along with this tutorial for step-by-step instructions on how to do it yourself!
The types of Shower Standing Handles
Before you know which type of handle to buy, you need to know the various available types of shower standing handles.
- Lever Handle: You pull down on a lever to open or close the door.
- Push Handle: Pushing a round, flat disk on a wall with your hand allows you to open and close the door.
- Trim Kit: The trim kit is used as an attachment for any of the three handles already mentioned. It slides over the top of the handle and is attached with screws.
A lever handle is probably the most common style because it’s easy to use. You will see this type of handle in many bathrooms, and if you’re replacing a shower handle, there is a good chance that the previous owner used this one.
This type of handle has a lever that goes up and down. The lever pulls open the valve to allow water to flow through the pipe. This type of handle can be installed on any wall, but it is more common on tile or ceramic due to its weight.
A pull handle is the most common type of shower handle. It can be installed with just one hole, making it easy for anyone to install. This type of handle usually pulls up and away from the wall, but some pull down. A pull-down handle is suitable for people who need more clearance when they get in and out of the shower.
Choosing the right Shower Standing handle
The first step is to decide on the type of handle you prefer. There are many different types, but the most common are lever or pull-type handles.
A lever handle is easy to use with one hand, and it is typically installed with a single hole. They are great for people who have limited hand function or use a walker or wheelchair. Lever handles come in both long-reach models and standard models.
A pull-type of the handle has two parts, one attached to either side of the shower wall—one above the head and one at the waist level. The benefit of this type of handle is that it can be used with either hand and doesn’t require any drilling! It’s also great for people with limited mobility or who use a wheelchair.
Once you’ve decided which type of handle will work best for you, it’s time to install! Follow these steps below for installation!
Consider your budget
The first thing to consider when choosing a shower handle is your budget. Some handles are very expensive, while others are more affordable. It’s essential to be realistic about what you can afford and not go overboard on extras you don’t need.
Choose the style that suits you best.
There are a few different types of shower handles to choose from. A lever handle is the most common and easiest to use, but it’s not necessarily the best for everyone. If you have a low threshold in your shower or you struggle with arthritis, a pull-type handle might be better for you.
Another consideration when choosing is whether you want an in-shower or an out-of-shower handle. In-shower handles are easier to reach when in the shower, but they require a bit more maneuvering in order to get in and out of the tub. Out-of-shower handles are easier to grab on your way out, but if you need assistance getting into the tub, you’ll need someone else to turn on your water for you.
The style that will work best for your bathroom depends on your needs and how many people will use it. It’s essential to think about who will be using it and their needs before making your final decision!
How to install a quick-connect installation kit?
If you want to install a quick-connect installation kit, you’ll need a few tools and supplies. It would be best to have a screwdriver, the installation kit, the handle you want, and a towel.
First, you’ll need to remove the existing shower handle from your wall. There should be screws holding it in place. Remove these screws and lift them on the handle.
Next, place the new handle against the wall where the old one was and put any necessary screws in place.
Now it’s time to connect the quick-connect installation kit! Remove all of the tubings from your old installation kit and open up your new one. Take off all of the caps until you have just a single tube left with a lid on each end dangling from it. Now take one of those dangling caps and unscrew it from the box you removed earlier.
The other dangling cap has an o-ring inside that needs to be removed before screwing it onto your shower arm (the pipe coming out of your wall). The other dangling cap will cover that connection for extra seal protection. Hook both ends into their corresponding holes on your shower arm and then tighten them down by hand or with pliers (if needed). Add water to check for leaks and tighten up any connections if necessary!