While many may dismiss the shower as a hum-drum bathroom essential, a new shower can make a big difference, and has the power to transform your morning routine into a relaxing or invigorating experience. A shower update is also a relatively quick and easy way to upgrade your bathroom and bring a fresh element to its design.
Types of Shower Heads
When replacing your shower head, there are a few different types that you can consider:
Standard fixed shower heads are the most basic option, offering a steady spray of water that gets the job done without the bells and whistles that other models boast. These are a simple and reliable choice that will serve any shower well.
Hand held shower heads are flexible configurations that have a hose leading to a moveable shower handset. This allows you to either set the shower head in a mount or use it with your hand to have more control of water placement. While these can have a stationary mount, many feature a slide bar configuration that allows the mount to be adjusted vertically for people of varying heights.
Massage shower heads are a luxurious option that provides adjustable water streams and patterns to provide you with a hydrotherapy massage. These can help loosen sore muscles and provide a relaxing and spa-like shower experience. For extra flexibility, massage shower heads are also available in hand held models.
Rain shower heads offer many gentle streams of water that roughly emulate the experience of standing in a peaceful downpour. A rain shower head provides good water flow and even distribution that makes for a calming shower experience.
Shower panels are extensive options that consist of a whole wall panel that can host a shower head, multiple body sprays, and even a hand shower, depending on the model. These offer the ultimate in shower luxury with adjustable components that provide extensive customization so you get exactly the water flow you want.
Keeping Your Shower Eco-Friendly
A shower can also have a powerful impact on your home’s overall water consumption. According to the EPA, showering accounts for nearly 17% of all residential water use inside the home –and that sizable percentage adds up to an astounding 3.2 billion gallons every day!
If you’re looking for do your part to conserve water (while also saving money on your water bill), you may want to consider a WaterSense certified showerhead. These eco-friendly installations keep their water output under 2 gallons per minute, without sacrificing on comfort or utility.