When it comes to showering, there are a variety of different showerhead options you can choose from. One of the most popular? A luxurious rain showerhead, also known as a “rain head,” can give you a luxurious spa-like experience without leaving your home. Although this specific showerhead can be rather pricey, there are a few key details to examine before finalizing your purchase:
Measure your Tub
One of the most visible features of a rain showerhead is the width of the head itself. Unlike a traditional showerhead, this feature will take your showering experience to a new level by covering more “ground” than with a slim, narrow showerhead.
Of course, since this shower head is a tad wider, you’ll have to make sure that water won’t spray out and onto the floor, causing flooding. If you don’t have a standalone shower, then you’ll have to measure the width of your bathtub to see, in fact, if the water will stay inside when the showerhead is in use. If the rain head is too wide, then it won’t be a wise investment — and you'll flood your bathroom after each use.
Calculate the Height
Unlike a traditional showerhead, a rain head’s luxury comes at a price: the fixture must be installed at a 90-degree angle, to give users the ultimate experience. Sure, the water pressure is just about the same as a traditional shower head — but since the rain head is wider, the water will need to spread to every square inch (of the fixture) to make sure that this luxurious showerhead functions properly.
If your tub/shower set-up has a high ceiling, then you’re in luck — since the special showerhead attachment for the rain head will take up some room — and a high ceiling will still give you a comfortable bathing experience. However, if you have a smaller shower/tub set-up, with a low ceiling, then a rain head will fall too low and won’t be practical for your showering experiences.
Weigh out the Benefits
Since a rain head doesn’t typically come with a hose, you won’t be able to detach it from the mount — unlike a traditional showerhead. However, if you don’t regularly use the hose option on your current showerhead, then a rain head will be the perfect match.
If you’re looking for the ultimate spa-like experience, then you can have a rain head installed in the ceiling, above your shower — with shower jets on the sides. Not only will this completely transform your shower, but it will also increase your home's value if you ever plan to sell it in the future.
If you’re looking to change up your shower routine, then a rain head will be the perfect investment for your home. However, if you typically bathe your dog in the tub or have kids, then a rain head might not be practical since it lacks a hose.
Additionally, if your ceiling has the height for this new wave showerhead, then definitely take advantage of it — but if the shower is in a small, tiny space, then it wouldn’t be wise to invest in this specific model. No matter what option you choose, we’re sure that it will be the best fit for your home and lifestyle!
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