Have You Taken a Rain Shower?
Date: July 28, 2022
With relentless summer heat and increasing drought conditions, it seems we’re all looking forward to a rain shower. The kind that falls from the sky to benefit our gardens, lawns, crops, and livestock. Outside, where weather belongs. But, what about inside? Have you experienced a rain shower indoors? Rain showerheads, also known as rainfall shower heads, are increasingly considered a must-have in many new construction and bathroom renovation plans.
What is a rain showerhead? The premise is pretty simple. Rain showerheads are engineered to make you feel like you’re standing out in the rain – in a good way. They are designed to mimic a soothing rain shower providing a luxurious spa-like experience at home; making your shower routine more relaxing and refreshing. “A Rain Shower Head Will Instantly Give Your Bathroom All the Spa Vibes”, proclaims House Beautiful. Who doesn’t want a bathroom that feels more like a personal spa?
Installing a rain showerhead can be a relatively low-cost update to get you one step closer to an in-home spa experience. But, before you rush to buy a new showerhead or hire a handyman to do the installation, there are a few things to consider.
• Size: Typical sizes are 8 – 10 inches wide. 16 inches and larger sizes can be found as well. Larger sizes are not well suited for smaller bathrooms. Rain showerheads are best suited to enclosed shower stalls versus those utilizing a shower curtain.
• Pressure and coverage: Larger shower heads offer more coverage. They also generally result in lower water pressure which is perhaps desirable for a therapeutic shower but less so for a cleansing shower. For the best of both worlds, consider a multifunctional system that includes a handheld shower wand.
• Installation: Rain showerheads can be wall mounted or ceiling mounted. In either case, make sure you have enough clearance overhead so the rain has a chance to fall. Some models may require professional installation.
• Features: There are a variety of features to choose from including, multiple spray patterns, adjustable water flow, temperature sensitive LED lighting, and even cleaning features like SpeedClean nozzles.
The most important consideration of all, of course, is will you actually enjoy a rainfall shower?
Not everyone agrees rain showerheads are all they’re cracked up to be. For some, the experience ranges from underwhelming and impractical for daily cleansing to downright uncomfortable and akin to drowning.
It’s a little harder to “try before you buy” when it comes to shower heads so be sure to do your research before committing to a rain shower installation.
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