Different shower heads offer many different benefits.

Shower Heads

As we wrote in one of our previous articles, How to Design Your Shower, we discuss how you can design your perfect shower. One of the sections in that blog discusses the different types of shower heads. This blog aims to give each kind of shower head its own spotlight and explain the benefits of each design in all aspects. This includes design, spray style, maneuverability and what kind of bathroom design they would fit into on both a style and practicality basis. Read this guide to help you with your shower head buying process.

Single Spray

Single spray shower heads are perhaps the most common type of shower head that is used in most bathrooms. These are shower heads that usually have a fixed spray style and a fixed water pressure (unless you fix your water system to do otherwise). That being said, they offer good pressure that isn’t too hard or too soft, making for a comfortable experience. These shower heads are so popular because of both their affordable prices and their ease of installation. They are also a good choice if the bathroom is going to be shared by a number of people. The single spray system is very common, so it is easy to operate, making it easier for everybody to use.

Rain Style

Rain style shower heads are one of the most luxurious and beautiful styles of shower heads. Their unique spray style is probably one of the most appealing aspects of the rain style shower head. As the name suggests, this particular type of shower head sprays in a downward rain style. This design is popular among luxury bathrooms for a few reasons. First, the soft downward spray is very easy on the body because the water isn’t being forced out of the shower head.

This allows a nice easy flow of water that makes for a comfortable experience. Another benefit of the rain style shower head is the design. These types of shower heads usually come in a square, rectangular or circle shape. The minimalist design is very appealing to many people when they are looking to design a high end shower. It is important to note that these shower heads are not only in a fixed position. Several different models can be put on a swivel. However, they will most likely be the most effective when parallel to the floor.

Ceiling Mount

Ceiling mount shower heads are very similar to rain style shower heads in the aspect that the spray style is basically identical. Because ceiling mount shower heads are literally built in to the ceiling, the only way that they can spray is down. One key difference that ceiling mount shower heads have from traditional rain style shower heads, is that ceiling style shower heads cannot pivot or swivel because they are fixed in one spot. Another major thing to consider is whether there is enough space in your shower area. These shower heads are typically used in showers with a sufficient amount of space, usually being showers that are not combined with a a bathtub.

Hand Shower Systems

Hand showers are a great way for anybody to have a comfortable experience in their shower. Hand showers offer perhaps the most maneuverability of any other type of shower head. For example, the vast majority of handheld showers can either be held in your hand to be used that way, or mounted on the wall to have a style similar to a single spray shower head. You might be somebody who prefers to stand still or sit down in your shower.

A handheld shower allows you to rinse the soap off of your body by just simply using your hand to reach every part of your body effectively. This type of shower is the most effective type of shower for elderly people or people with limiting disabilities as well. The versatility and maneuverability of this design allows certain people to shower comfortably and easily. That being said, this type of shower is great for anybody to use because of how easy and effective it is for your shower experience.

Shower Trims and Valves

Along with the different types of shower heads that are available, there are also several different types of valves and trims to go along with them. Many of these valves are universal to be used with many shower heads, so take the time to make sure that you choose the design that you think fits well with your shower head. Make sure your trim or valve works well in combination with the rest of your shower design as well. This should be simple if you already have a shower head, which will already match with your shower area. Though one of the less exciting aspects of a shower design, these are fixtures that you want to make sure you don't want to overlook.

Importance of a Comfortable Shower Head

A comfortable shower area is one of the most important aspects of a bathroom design. There are several things that go into it. First, you need to focus on the shower head. This is one of the most important things in your entire bathroom. If you like a comfortable shower, like most do, consider this first. A comfortable shower head will set the tone for the rest of the shower design. Because there are many to choose from, you have plenty of options. One of the most common shower heads is a single spray shower head. This particular shower head is very affordable and easy to install.

If you want a different shower head, you have several options to do so. Rain style shower heads as well as hand showers are also very popular. Consider all of your options when going through this process. Choose a shower head that makes you the most comfortable. In addition to comfort, style and design are also very important. This will play into the comfort of your shower area. You also need to make sure that your shower head is of high quality. This will improve the longevity of your bathroom as well as the quality of your design.

Importance of a Comfortable Shower Area

In addition to a high quality shower head, you are going to need to implement a comfortable shower area. This means that the surrounding area should be both comfortable and accessible. There are several ways to do this. First, you should make sure the inside of your shower is perfect. You can do this by implementing several different elements. Shower baskets are great for holding certain items and accessories. You can mount them in several different areas as well, making them quite versatile.

You need to make sure your shower is comfortable to stand or sit in. You can optimize this element in several different ways. First, you can incorporate a comfortable shower mat. This will help with both comfort and preventing any slipping. If you need to sit in your shower, consider a reliable shower seat. Wall mounted shower seats are very effective and can sometimes fold up into your wall. You can also try a standalone shower seat. This shower seat might be a little more difficult to handle, but it still works very well.

Surrounding Shower Area

In addition to everything inside of your shower, the surrounding area needs to be equally comfortable. If you are struggling to incorporate space, this could be a bit challenging. However, there are several ways to do this regardless. First, you need to make sure the area is clear in front of your shower. You do not want to have clutter at your feet when you step out of the shower. You should also consider a mat or rug outside of your shower. This will ensure that you have a safe place to step when you are done showering. Grab bars can also help out if you need an extra element of accessibility.

If you have enough space around your shower, consider some seating. Seating can be a very comfortable addition to any bathroom design. It is recommended that you use a small bench or a stool. Seating can make your bathroom design a bit more beautiful. You should also make sure a towel bar is in the immediate area. This will ensure that you have a towel nearby at all times. You need a warm and clean towel to fully enjoy your shower area. It is also important to have a towel warmer. If you can incorporate one, you should have one.

Final Note

The selection of shower heads available to you offers a wide range of design, style and versatility. Each comes with their own benefits and drawbacks, so take a look at all of your options and decide which one will work best with your unique bathroom design. You need a comfortable shower area. Because of this, you should should focus on high quality and beautiful design, especially with your shower head.