When was the last time you truly enjoyed taking a shower? For most of us, jumping in the shower has become an everyday, mundane chore; just another item on a never-ending list of things you have to get done.
But, what if you could turn your daily shower into a luxurious, spa-like experience instead? A new showerhead might do just the trick! There are so many different models available that it might be hard for you to decide which option is right for you.
Read through this guide to learn more about the factors to consider when looking for a new showerhead.
Your Guide to Choosing the Right Showerhead
There are two key things to consider when deciding on which showerhead to buy: the type and the amount of pressure you want. Let’s take a closer look at all of your options.
Type of Showerheads
Wall-Mounted Single-Spray Showerhead
This is one of the most common showerheads on the market, and it’s the standard option in most homes. As its name suggests, it’s a single sprayer head attached to the wall. This is one of the most affordable options, so if you want to upgrade your shower without spending too much money, this could be a great choice for you.
Ceiling or Rain Showerhead
Rain showerheads have gained popularity over the last decade, as a simple upgrade that makes a big impact. This type of showerhead is attached to a wall with an l-shaped bar (or attached to the ceiling) so that it extends out directly over the head of the person who’s taking a shower. This allows the water to cascade down, imitating rainfall.
As seen in the photo at the top of this post, handheld showerheads are mounted to the wall, but they are made to detach for easy bathing. This is a great option for those with mobility issues, who may find it easier to sit down in a shower chair while bathing.
If you’re looking to enhance your shower experience, you might be interested in a shower tower, which is a wall panel sprayer aimed at your body. This is used in addition to a regular showerhead, to give you a full-body experience while you bathe.
Low Flow Showerhead
Many people choose low flow showerheads in order to reduce their water use, and in turn, save money on their water bill. Low flow showerheads operate by using less pressure to push out the water, meaning you’ll use less water overall throughout the course of your shower.
For those wanting to save water without sacrificing pressure, an aerated showerhead could be the perfect compromise. These showerheads add air to the water supply to cut down on the amount of water that comes out, while still giving you adequate water flow.
If you like to have options, consider a multi-function showerhead, which has several pressure options built in. Most multi-function options give you the ability to switch between several different settings, like pulsating pressure, wide and targeted sprays, and a rinse setting, so you can get the pressure you want every time you shower.