Choosing the right shower fittings to customize your bathroom can turn this utility into a sanctuary. However, as with all the other bathroom fittings departments, the showrooms offer a dizzying array of shower fittings and shower heads. It is important to find a suitable shower-head that suits your decor preferences, your budget and the size of your shower.
We always suggest that our clients drill down on specific aspects to help them make the best selection.
1. Choose a Finish
The most obvious step is to select the finish that best matches your decor and the other fixtures in your bathroom. If you have a combined shower and bath, the finish of your showerhead should match that of the tub's faucet. For a new renovation, you can choose between nickel, platinum, chrome, brass, stainless steel, bronze or aged pewter.
2. Single or Combination
How you use the showerhead will determine where to start looking for the ideal showerhead. If your shower doubles as a tub, you may have to look for a showerhead / faucet combination system. However, if you have a freestanding shower, you can rule out the combinations.
3. Fixed or Attached
Hand held showers are handy for injured or disabled users, or for washing children and pets. You can select a fixed shower head that is attached to the shower wall, or you can choose one with an adaptable hand held fixture.
Modern shower heads offer a wide range of additional options that can really make you look forward to shower time. Consider what you want from your shower head, including jet spray, full spray, mist, rain, or waterfall, to name a few. Some showerheads offer a combination option to let you choose the type of spray you need to make your shower experience extra special. If you don't need these deluxe options, opt for a standard showerhead.
5. Choose the Environment
In many countries, shower heads are limited in the amount of water they disburse in order to conserve water.
Your showerhead should be configurable with your current plumbing setup. If you are going to hire a plumber to do the installation, you don't have to worry too much about this as they have professional experience with various types of showers and shower heads and will be able to solve complex installation processes.
While shower heads differ greatly in price, it is a good idea to set a budget for your purchase. That, along with understanding the various options will help you to get a better idea of what exactly will work best for your bathroom.