How to Choose A Shower Head For Your New Bathroom

Redesigning a bathroom can be an exciting project; selecting the appropriate shower head is an important part of that process. A nice showerhead can elevate your everyday routine to a luxurious level. However, with so many options available, choosing the right one might be difficult.

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Here is a complete guide to selecting a new showerhead that meets your demands and matches your new bathroom.


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Understanding The Different Types of Shower Heads

Most shower heads are best suited for your restroom design, shower wall, shower panels, and shower faucets. Some have a steam shower, an electric low-flow shower, a modern shower, or a digital shower. Each has the best showerhead according to its style.

There are various different shower heads, each with different benefits that provide a spa-like experience:

  • Fixed shower heads: A fixed showerhead is the most common type, as they are wall-mounted. A fixed shower head provides a consistent water flow and is simple to install.
  • Handheld shower heads: These are connected to a flexible hose, allowing greater mobility. They’re perfect for bathing pets, children, or those with restricted movement.
  • Rain Shower Heads: Distinguished by their large, flat shape, such shower heads offer a pleasant feeling of rain showers. They are commonly mounted to the ceiling to provide an immersive showering experience.
  • Dual Shower Heads: These combine fixed showerheads and handheld models, providing the best of both worlds.
  • High-Pressure Shower Heads: Designed to boost water pressure, these are ideal for households with low water pressure.

Evaluate Spray Patterns

Modern shower heads with multiple settings have various spray patterns, including:

  • Massage Spray: Provides a pulsing stream to assist in easing muscle tension.
  • Mist Spray: Creates a soft, misty stream for a relaxing experience.
  • Wide Spray: This covers a bigger area and is ideal for rapid rinsing.
  • Targeted Spray: Concentrates water into a strong jet, ideal for rinsing away shampoo or soap.

When choosing a spray pattern, consider your preferences and any unique demands.


Dual Shower Heads


Consider Water Pressure

Water temperature and pressure are important considerations when choosing a shower head and building a shower system. If you have low water pressure, high-pressure showers will improve your showering experience by concentrating the water flow. If the pressure is strong, you may wish to use a low-flow showerhead instead of a harsh, piercing stream.

Check for Water Efficiency

With increased concerns about water conservation, more individuals are switching to water-efficient showerheads. Look for a showerhead model with the WaterSense logo, which helps save water while maintaining performance. This type of shower would be the best shower head and could save you money on your water bill and benefit the environment without sacrificing the best shower experience.

Installation and Maintenance

Certain showerheads are easier to install than others. A fixed or handheld shower head with a simple screw-on design may be ideal for DIY installation, while a rain shower head and some dual variants may require professional installation.

Maintenance is another factor to consider. Showerheads with anti-clog nozzles are easy to clean, especially if you live somewhere with hard water. Additionally, portable showerheads with a long hose should be inspected for longevity and simplicity of cleaning.

Style and Finish

Your shower head should look good in your bathroom. Showerheads are available in various finishes, including chrome, brushed nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, and matte black. Select a finish that matches your other bathroom fixtures, such as the shower faucet, tub faucet sliding bar, or shower arm, for a more coherent design. The design can vary from modern and sleek to traditional and ornate, so choose one that complements your overall aesthetic.


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Showerheads vary widely in price, ranging from low-cost alternatives to high-end models. Determine your budget beforehand and look into options within that range. While it may be tempting to choose the cheapest option, investing in a quality showerhead and shower systems can improve performance and durability.


Choosing the right shower head for your new bathrooms requires careful consideration of several criteria, including type, flow rate, water spray pattern, water efficiency, installation, maintenance, style, and price. By taking the time to consider these factors, you may choose a shower head that improves your daily routine and enhances your bathroom’s overall look and functionality. Enjoy a satisfying shower in your new oasis of leisure with your new shower head!

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Ready to transform your bathrooms into a magnificent retreat? Reeves Remodeling is here to help! Our skilled staff specializes in building attractive, useful rooms that you will enjoy for many years to come. Whether you need a major revamp or a small update, we have you covered.

Whether you opt for a fixed or handheld showerhead, we ensure they are installed perfectly with the shower panel systems. Contact Reeves Remodeling now to schedule a free consultation and see how we can bring your vision to reality!