Bathroom Upgrades: The Case for a Rain Shower Head

After the storage upgrades we did in the bathroom, we decided it was time to change our old shower head to a rain shower head. For me, the day doesn’t start until I take a refreshing warm shower, but having to deal with an old, inefficient showerhead every morning was far from invigorating. Now, when I shower in the morning, not only I feel like I’m on a posh vacation, but it also takes me back to one of my favourite childhood moments – playing in the rain.

How Does a Rain Shower Head Work?

Rainshower systems have become one of the most popular shower options for their wonderful wide spray pattern and large drops that feel like warm, tropical rain. This shower is typically mounted on the ceiling or on the wall using a longer shower arm, so the water falls from straight above like in a rainforest. If like my husband, you are a tall person who has spent their life huddling under a tiny, low showerhead, a rain shower will feel amazing.

Benefits of Installing a Rain Shower

Wide Coverage

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A rain shower head offers full and even coverage and doesn’t require you to adjust its position to finish your shower. All you need to do is to stand and relax, and it will do the rest. And if you buy a rain shower head model that allows you to alter the spray pattern and water pressure levels to meet your preferences, your shower experience will be even more amazing. Add a natural body wash to your showering routine for a spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home to boost your mood and energy level.

Relaxing Shower

One of the greatest things about this showerhead is the amazing soothing and relaxing feel it offers. It helps you feel energized in the morning to go through the day as well as de-stressed and relaxed after a long tiring day at work. The feeling of water falling over your body like rain helps relax the muscles, detoxifies the skin and rejuvenates the body. Consider installing a multi-function rain shower to experience the best of hydrotherapy.

Advanced Features

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Some of these showers come with settings that allow you to adjust the temperature, flow and pressure of the water. You can even find more advanced features like multiple sprays, LED lighting, refreshing massage, superior designs and finishes in more upscale models.

Easy to Clean

When it comes to how to clean rain shower head, it’s a lot easier than many think. Rain showers come with rubberized nozzles that are anti-clog and easy to clean. All you have to do is wipe the nozzle with a soft cloth to remove any dirt.

Saves Water

Nowadays, it’s common to find rain shower models that come with water-saving features. Also, the even supply of water allows you to shower faster, thereby saving water.

By now, you may be very tempted to elevate your shower experience with a rain showerhead. But before you do so, there are some things you will want to keep in mind when shopping.


You’ll come across a wide range of showerheads made of metal or plastic. Models made from metal are undoubtedly sturdier and more durable and can also withstand higher water pressures. However, be prepared to pay more for them.

Your Home Water Pressure

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Rain shower heads are designed to suit a specific water pressure range. To get the most of a rain shower, consistent water flow is important. If the ongoing water pressure in your home is not enough, you may not be able to fully enjoy the showerhead’s complete benefits. In this case, you can use your shower with a storage water heater to get better water pressure. There are also certain tankless or instant water heaters that come with built-in pumps which you can use to enhance your water pressure, making it suitable for a rain showerhead.

Water Consumption

If you are concerned about high water usage and monthly bills, opt for a shower head that comes with an adjust water-liming flow restrictor. This features will help reduce water waste.

Available Space

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You need to make sure that you have enough room in your shower to accommodate a showerhead. That is because a rain showerhead will cover a much wider area than a traditional showerhead. Note that installing a showerhead over a very small bathtub increases the chances of flooding in the bathroom. Last but not least, showerheads are much taller and wider than traditional showers. So, make sure there’s enough room for installation and use in your bathroom.

Know What You Are Getting

While most shower heads are sold with all the needed pieces, there are still some options that don’t include the hose or holder. Double-check with the manufacturer or distributor to know exactly what you are getting with each product.