Home Improvements

Shower Heads – How To Pick The Shower Head That Is Right For You

Today, the bathroom is an integral part of everyone’s house or apartment. A relaxing shower or bath at the right moment can make the difference between a terrible and an amazing day. Considering this generally accepted fact it is only logical that money that is being invested in refurbishing your home is likely to be invested best in your bathroom. Small changes, such as changing your faucet, your shower doors or your shower head and hoses are cheap and can often be made without calling a plumber or any other tradesman. Where else in your home is it possible to increase you well-being that much with such little effort?

In this article I am going to explain to you how to pick the right shower head.


Before you even start thinking about the shower head you are willing to buy, you should think about the price. It is just so easy to get sucked into buying one that is more than twice or three times as expensive as you initially planned on. Get an idea of the price you are willing to pay before you start shopping.

Water Consumption

Water consumption is a big issue when it comes to shower heads and there are multiple reasons for this. High water consumption will obviously drive up your water bill, but also your electricity bill, because electricity is generally used to heat the water. Depending on how often you shower, how you shower, which kind of head you use and the amount of persons in your household, you might be able to save more than $100 a month simply by using a more economical one – without losing any comfort!

Besides that, you should not forget the positive effects on the environment.


Design is a very personal choice. There are all kinds of shapes and colors easily available in your local building supplies store. You should however keep in mind that shiny things are harder to clean and need to be cleaned more often. It is also important that its design fits into your bathroom. If it does not, it can ruin the whole atmosphere.


Now it comes down to the shower head’s interior. Do you prefer to have a massage while having your shower, or do you prefer feeling like you are standing under a waterfall? Some people also favor simple ones without much flexibility, but with very economic water consumption. There are hardly any limits to this. Maybe you should do some research before you enter a store, because otherwise you might be overwhelmed by the variety.


The last but not least issue is workmanship. Once you have held a properly produced shower head in your hands you will realize what I am talking about. They are usually heavier and a lot more robust. Decent shower heads often also come with a longer and much more sturdy hose. The mechanism to adjust the water jet coming out of your shower head is also a lot more hard-wearing. Generally it is safe to say that quality pays for itself (cheap shower heads and hoses wear out really quickly), but if you’re on a budget or if your taste is short-lived, this is where you can save the most money.