Like any other fixtures at home, choosing the right kind of shower head for your bathroom, or for your child’s shower room is tricky. There are so many brands to choose from and for sure all of these competing brands have a unique feature to offer.
Know the shower head categories
To narrow your search, doing a little research can be very helpful.
Standard Wall-Mount Type of the showerhead
By its description, this type of showerhead is the most common type, which can be easily mounted to the existing shower. You only have to unscrew the current showerhead and attached the new one to the existing shower arm. It is like changing a bulb so to speak, but you need to be cautious because the standard type showerhead is anchored to the shower arm. When the shower arm is damaged, you need to change the entire shower fixture and not just the shower head.
The wall-mounted type comes in different styles. There is the slim square type of shower head, the compact eclipse head, the spider rose, slim rectangle, the round shower head and many more.
The hand-held shower head
This type of shower head is the most convenient among the other choices. As the name suggests, the hand-held is removable; it can be hand-held, or it can be just mounted to its goose neck, whichever you prefer. This kind of shower enables you to hold the head and direct the water spray to where you want it to be. This is ideal for washing your hair, and some hard to reach parts of your body, like the back and in your lower extremities.
The body spray and body mist shower spray
This type of shower head and sprays are mounted on the wall, vertically to create a crisscross water spray. So that when you turn on the shower bulbs, the showerhead and the rest of the showerheads drizzle the water. This type of showerhead provides a real refreshing effect. This is most commonly used in some top-notched resorts and villas where there is no shortage of water.
Top-mount type of showerhead
This is the classic type of showerheads, and it gives a “rain-like” effect. The stylish shower head is mounted at the top of the bather’s head, via a flush-mount or from a suspended pendant. However, this type of shower head can be expensive when you wish to upgrade or when you want a replacement. It requires a seasoned plumber to do the job.
Choosing a showerhead for your use also depends on the design of your bathroom. If you have more bathroom space, then you might want to have the body spray and body mist type of shower head. On the other hand, if you have just enough space, you can have the top-mounted top of the showerhead to utilize the space that you have.
The second consideration is the budget. These shower heads are costly; it is prudent to stay within the budget, to do away with additional interest and cost.
In conclusion, choosing the best shower head for your home or your kid’s shower room depends on your need, the design, affordability and functionality. You can choose from among the four types and decide works best within those factors.