How to choose the right shower head

From massage to sliding to fixed, it’s important you pick the right shower head
Story by: Trends
Picking the right shower head for you plumbing fixture, product design, shower, tap, white
Picking the right shower head for you

There’s seemingly endless variety when it comes to the fittings you can buy for your bathroom, and shower heads are no different. From massage heads to sliding heads to fixed heads, it’s important you find one you like. After all, you don’t want to start the day with a low pressure, uncomfortable shower.Let’s take a look at the various shower head options available.1. Wall-mountedYour traditional shower head, wall-mounted is a great way to go if you’re renovating. Chances are you won’t need to redo the plumbing and you’ll save quite a bit of money. These heads can also include massage options, giving you luxury without breaking the bank.2. Rain showersThese aren’t for everyone, but they’re seriously cool. Rain showers are set into the ceiling – making them expensive for renovators – and, like the name implies, rain shower down on you. Don’t buy one if you like to shower without getting your hair wet.3. Flexible/hand-heldBy adding a hose from the wall to the shower head itself, you can use your shower for more than just a relaxing soak at the end of the day. You can use it to wash the dog, bathe the kids and even to clean the shower itself. They’re also relatively inexpensive, as they slot in on the wall.4. Aerating shower headsThese are a great option if you’re looking for something more efficient. By mixing air in with the water (aerating), these heads give you a sensation of higher water pressure, without actually needing to use more water.Consider a touch of luxuryThe above options are just the beginning when it comes to shower heads – there are also numerous luxury options available. Spa shower panels are installed in vertical rows on two sides of a shower, spraying you with a massaging water pattern.If you really want to step things up, consider a rain shower with a waterfall option. These pour water down from the ceiling in a torrent, and will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a rainforest.Bathroom renovations can be stressful, so take a look at some of our other articles if you’re still feeling a little lost.

advertisement

Jul 18, 2017

Gallery

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

Similar stories

6 vanities designed to play a starring role

It’s where you check your hair or makeup, wash your hands and store your bathing products – the vanity has a lot to do. These six vanity designs show good looks are also big part of that mix Read more

Warmup New Zealand Tiled Shower Solutions

Experience the luxury of undertile heating in your bathrooms Read more

Modest-sized master suite features hand-crafted vanity, mirror and bedside tables

Concealed door opens to the ensuite, where a raised blind reveals a private garden for the eyes of bathroom occupants only Read more

Latest books

Home Trends 3403

The design of our homes – new or renovated – should be an individualistic response to our lifestyle, family set-up and budget. But there are also common requirements we should all aim for – a balance of public and private space... Read more

Home Trends 3402

Placing the kitchen at the heart of a home is not just about creating a convenient zone for easy food preparation and eating meals.Just as important is the way it's seen as an attractive place where family can spend time togeth... Read more

Home Trends 3306

Renovating a tired and dated kitchen will not only add to your enjoyment of cooking – it can also totally transform the way you use all of your living spaces, indoors and out. But where do you start and what's actually possible... Read more

Related profiles

RH Cabinetmakers

With years of experience, we specialise in custom cabinet design of quality kitchens, bathroom vanities, laundries, furniture, shelving, counters & bars. Read more

James Hardie

James Hardie is a leading international building materials company and a global leader in fibre cement, one of the world's fastest growing building products. Read more

Heirloom International Ltd

Heirloom International is a long established and leading manufacturer and distributor of bathroom products. Read more