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How to Choose the Right Shower Head

The humble shower is used multiple times a day, so it’s surprising how often one of the most-commonly used bathroom fittings is overlooked in the design process. Like most bathroom fixtures, there is a wide variety of shower heads available from basic, budget-friendly options to fittings that provide the ultimate resort-like experience. Budget Plumbing Centre is Perth’s one-stop shop for high quality, affordable bathroom fittings with a large selection of baths, taps, toilets, shower screens and more. Here’s a helpful guide to choosing the right shower head for your bathroom makeover.

Who Will Be Using the Shower?

First you should start by determining who will use the shower most – is it in a family bathroom? A guest bathroom or master ensuite?  For a shower in a guest bathroom, a standard wall-mounted shower head would be sufficient. For a family bathroom you should consider a handheld shower to assist in showering the kids, washing hair, and ease of cleaning. To accommodate the whole family, you could consider a height adjustable shower – this could include a handset on a rail which can be moved up and down, a shower head on a height-adjustable arm or a combination set which has a both a wall-mounted and hand-held head.

Decide on the Shower Layout

Pick the layout that works for you, whether this means a luxurious rainfall shower from the ceiling, or a combined head and handset for the best of both worlds. The options available include:

Wall-Mount Shower Heads – simple and cost-effective, a wall-mounted shower head is an ideal choice to give a tired shower a fresh new feel. Available in a wide range of colours, styles and sizes, there are wall shower heads to suit any bathroom that are both budget-friendly and beautiful.

Hand-Held Shower Heads – with additional reach and control, a hand-held shower head is mounted to the wall and can be simple or packed with features depending on your budget and requirements. Perfect for washing hair, bathing kids and showering the elderly or disabled, there is a stylish array of hand-held showers available from matte black to sleek chrome and some can be mounted to sliding bars allowing for height adjustment.

Ceiling-Mounted Shower Heads – otherwise known as rain showers or top-mounted shower heads, these grand and elegant fittings are mounted on the ceiling, positioned directly overhead for the ultimate drenching. Either suspended or mounted flush, choose from traditional ceiling shower heads with a single spray or luxurious models with adjustable nozzles and LED lighting.

Twin Shower Heads – combining a traditional shower head with head-hand showers, these provide flexibility and allow for a range of people using the shower area. Practical yet contemporary in appearance, twin showers ensure a comfortable and enjoyable bathing experience for everyone.

Other Things to Consider

  • For a simple update by replacing an existing shower head, you will need to run with your existing layout, otherwise you will face expensive plumbing cots to redirect your shower plumbing.
  • If you are undergoing a complete bathroom renovation or building a new home, you have the freedom to choose any style you like.
  • For a fully immersed experience, ceiling mounted rain showers are the ideal choice and are very much on-trend in current bathroom design.
  • Even if you are on a budget, there are functional and fashionable options available to suit your space.

If you are building, updating or renovating your bathroom, Budget Plumbing Centre has everything you need at Perth’s best prices. For affordable fixtures and frameless shower screens for your Perth home, shop our range online or visit one of our conveniently located showrooms today.

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