Fixed or handheld? Full-body spray or energy-efficient design? When it comes to choosing the best shower head, one size doesn’t fit all. Learn about the features available from some of today’s most in-demand shower head styles to help you decide which one is right for your bathroom.
Basic Fixed Shower Head
If you want the standard shower experience, a fixed shower head could be just right for you. This is also the best choice if you have a small budget to work with.
Handheld Shower Head
When bathing a child or pet, you may appreciate the ability to detach the shower head from the wall and spray the water precisely where you want it. A handheld shower head is handy even for something as ordinary as shaving your legs.
Slide Bar Handheld Shower Head
If you’re tall and you live with someone short, the ability to change the shower head height is just as beneficial as adjusting the driver’s seat in your car. A slide bar lets you easily adjust how high the shower head sits on the wall so you can set it to the right position each time you shower.
Seniors can also make use of a slide bar shower head. An elderly resident may need to shower while seated, and a shower head that can be lowered makes this possible. A slide bar offers this ability while an additional handheld feature makes it easy to spray hard-to-reach areas while seated.
Massaging Shower Head
Sore back muscles are no match for a shower head with a pulsing massage setting. This choice is great if you suffer from chronic back pain or if you have a job that requires physical labor. At the end of a long day, it feels wonderful to get a massage while washing away the stress of the day.
You don’t have to settle for a single shower head. With a body spray, you can enjoy an additional jet of water on your back while you rinse your hair. Jetted versions give you the feeling of being sprayed with more water without actually increasing water consumption.
Raincan Shower Head
This style of shower head has a large surface area from which water sprays out. This makes your shower feel as though you’re standing outside in the rain. Thin streams of water jetting out across your head and shoulders create a very relaxing sensation to say the least.
Multi-Setting Shower Head
You may want to enjoy a full body spray to start off your shower, switch to a massaging spray to help you relax while you wash your body, pause the water while your lather your hair, and use the full-spray-with-massage setting while you rinse your hair. A multi-setting shower head lets you accomplish a versatile shower experience.
Energy-Efficient Shower Heads
Whether you have environmental concerns or you want to save on your water bill, installing an efficient shower head will help you reach your goals. Find your preferred style with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) WaterSense label to ensure you buy a high-quality model that uses no more than two gallons of water per minute.
Don’t worry – you’ll still enjoy complete body coverage and spray intensity; earning the WaterSense label requires it. By making the switch, you can save up to 2,900 gallons of water per year.
If you’re in the process of creating the perfect shower oasis, choosing the right shower head is only the beginning. Check out our Shower Idea Center for more inspirational ideas to transform your bathroom into the relaxing getaway you deserve.