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Showerheads are the type of appliance you never think about until you do. Then, when you need one, you realize you’ve fallen into a hidden world of water pressure and sizing and functionality. Consider us your tour guide in that frightening new world. When you’re picking out a new showerhead, here’s what you should look at first.
The National Pipe Thread size is standardized in the US. That means the fitting connecting a shower head to the “elbow” will almost always be the same size–½ inch NPT. You shouldn’t have to worry about a shower head fitting onto your shower elbow.
There are numerous types of showerhead. Start your search by finding out which kind you want and/or which would work best in your particular shower. Here are the most common kinds of showerhead:
Wall-mounted Single-head: The simple bowl-shaped head that usually attaches directly to the shower elbow. The main advantage of the single-head showerhead is its simplicity and flexibility. - Punctual Plumber Dallas
Good to Know:
Thanks to the additional reach and control provided by a three- to six-foot hose, a hand-held shower can help you perform multiple tasks, from bathing kids or the dog to washing your hair to rinsing down your shower enclosure. Handheld showers are wall mounted and can be loaded with extras. - Spruce
Ceiling (or “Rain”)
These heads come affixed to a long, “L” or “P” shaped arm that attaches to the shower elbow. The arm positions the showerhead directly over the showering person. Punctual Plumber Dallas
Different showerheads require different psi for effective flow. If your home doesn’t have enough water pressure for the head you choose, water won’t be able to flow with enough strength or consistency to be effective.
Has excellent performance at high or low water pressure. Durably built, better than any hotel shower head for high volume and long-lasting, yet at a fraction of the cost of a shower panel or other rain shower heads.
The more water pressure a showerhead requires, the more energy it will use. Showers are the third-highest water using appliance in the average US home. The average showerhead uses 2.1 gallons per minute (gpm).
It’s easy to forget, but you gotta like the way the showerhead actually looks! Be sure to pick a finish that matches your bathroom’s decor. It may not sound particularly important now, but showerheads last awhile; you may as well actually like the one you end up with!
The Rainluxe chrome shower head finish matches your other bathroom shower fixtures and has a swivel joint to aim the head to where you need it most. Made of rust-free materials, your shower head will look good for years to come.
- Mai Perez
Choosing the right kind of vanity can make or break a bathroom space. Here are 5 pieces of bathroom furniture that we curated for your bathroom vanity.
1. Dornbracht Vaia Brassware
Courtesy of Dornbracht Vaia Brassware
By virtue of its elegant yet progressive design, VAIA harmoniously blends into traditional and modern-minimalistic architectures. Here the chrome finished wall-mounted tap sets off this contemporary bathroom scheme.
2. Walnut Bathroom Vanity
Image via Home Bunch
The master bathroom features a stunning custom vanity, geometric floor tile and plenty of personalities.
3. Bathroom Vanity Shelf
Courtesy of Vim Decor
Whether you have a big or tiny bathroom, storage is always crucial for keep your bathroom clean and comfortable. There are plenty of ways to use bathroom space as storage. You can use the space under the sink as storage space for toiletries. In addition, you can use the gondola or the built-in basket. Another method is to manage the cosmetic device using a magnetic cosmetic storage plate or a separate box that adjusts the type of cosmetic device. The last option is a shelf of desire to store other toiletries. - Vim Decor
4. Floating Vanity - Mixed open and closed compartments
Image credit of Behance.net
Mixed open and closed compartments - To create more visual interest, why not try a mix of open and closed compartments to show off your accessories, or simply provide easier access to them. MV Interiors London
5. Modern Traditional Vanity
Image credit: Studioe Design Arch
Modern traditional - Or for a modern take on a traditional style, consider a vanity on legs, which still leaves space underneath, and choose a cabinet with a simple design. MV Interiors London
- Mai Perez
1. Tiled Bathroom
2. Small Bathroom
Image credit: I Spy DIY The bathroom may be your home’s most utilitarian space, but that doesn’t mean it’s immune to trends. (Case in point: The shiny brass fixtures and speckled granite counters that looked so cool in the early ’90s feel hopelessly dated today.) In the past few years, homeowners have gravitated towards marble, dark grout, hexagonal tiles, and stand-alone showers—but according to a new Houzz bathroom trends study, the times are changing yet again. While many of the design decisions I just mentioned are still going to be big, you’ll see them in the midst of these very-2019 updates. - via Apartment Therapy
3. Stylish Double Vanity Bathroom
Courtesy of Studio DB
This minimalist New York bathroom boasts plenty of storage space in a stylish double vanity with seamless blue-gray cabinets that features circular cutouts instead of hardware. The circle shape is used again in the round mirror above the vanity, making this space by Studio DB elegant and striking - via MYDOMAINE
4. Rustic Farm House Bathroom
A white door with a single frosted glass panel opens to reveal a beautifully appointed powder room fitted with a stained oak sink vanity finished with a slatted shelf and a rectangular concrete sink. The sink is mounted beneath a matte black faucet fixed to a white shiplap wall beneath a dark stained wood mirror lit by iron and glass sconces - via Decorpad
5. Minimalist Bathroom
- Mai Perez
If you want to create a new look in your bathroom, but want to avoid a complete interior overhaul, consider tweaking your color scheme and decor. A few simple changes can create an entirely new vibe without going over budget. Design a bathroom with colors and styles that truly speak to you. Since it’s the room you spend time getting ready in the morning and preparing for bed, it’s important to create a space the boosts your energy and offers you a quiet respite from your busy schedule.
Sources: Ted Fotheringham Photography
Give your bathroom—and every morning—a big, bright energy boost. This cerulean blue is a refreshing color that can be balanced out with neutral features, such as the white and gray shades in the cabinetry, rug, and sink. These crisp blend of colors help to create a dynamic bathroom with a soft, rejuvenating side.
Sources: Dale Tan via High Rise Photo
Even if you don’t have large windows scaling your bathroom wall, you can introduce your fondness for nature in other ways. Stone or wood will emit a natural look, while mint green and white colors will ensure a refreshing feel. Clean lines will help reiterate the modern theme you’re going for—these square sinks work well in a rectangular shaped room and panel windows.
Sources: Laura Iverson Design
Adding color to a bathroom doesn’t need to be bright or showy. Choose a light mint color for a lush backdrop. If you pair this with white countertop and cabinets, you’ll have a clean look that lets you play with the floor design. Simple colors also give you the flexibility to accessorize with other pops of color in the guest baskets, towels, and decor.
Sources: International Custom Designs
Neutral colors, like an ash gray, give your bathroom a soothing sentiment. Pairing your grey walls with whites and browns will offer a welcomed contrast. For fully luxurious touch and to complete the look, install a freestanding tub, separate shower and vanity table.
Sources: Lake Country Builders
Blend a rustic look with a more modern shower, double-faucet tub and linoleum flooring. Play with natural tones of the woods by using oat and brown-colored paint to round out the room. White and silver accessories bode well with this rich color scheme, so the natural browns can take center stage.
Sources: Mary Jo Fiorella
You can begin your day in a serene bathroom by choosing a soft sky blue color for your walls and backsplash tile. To balance out the blue, white cabinets and countertops will preserve the tranquil look. Don’t forget to also consider upgrading the material of your faucet, shower heads and light fixtures—the touches of stainless steel help carry out the clean look.
Sources: Branca Inc.
To create a clean and refreshing yet luxurious feel, design your bathroom using a pale pistachio paint with delicate white complements. Make sure to add small accents to the color scheme with hints of darker greens and golds. Don’t forget to elevate the relaxation vibe by putting candles and bubble bath on display.
Sources: Laura Iverson Design
Don’t be shy to show your creative side when it comes to color. This mix of tangerine orange and white bathroom creates a space bursting with flavor. You can paint your favorite design or use wallpaper to mimic this look, but to balance it out, make sure to contrast the upper portion with solid-colored wainscotting below the chair rail.
- Mai Perez