8 Kinds of Shower Heads for Your Bathroom


When it comes to designing your ideal bathroom, you have a lots of important decisions to make.

One of the most important decisions is choosing a shower head, because it will colour the way you experience your bathroom every single day.

There are many different styles for you to choose from, and the best shower head for you depends very much on your personal needs and preferences.

For example, you may like a lot of water pressure to create a massaging feeling or you may want to be able to adjust the shower pattern according to your mood.

Here’s what you need to know about some of the most popular shower head options available today.

1. Detachable, Adjustable Shower Heads 

In this category, there are many different shower heads to choose from. Some detachable shower heads are hand-held and offer a lot of variety in how you shower.

With others, you can adjust the water pressure to suit your preferences, even changing it multiple times within a single shower.

You also have the option of choosing a sliding bar shower head, which helps if those in your family are of widely different heights.

2. Water-Saving Shower Heads 

With our dry Australian climate and increasing water bills, more and more people are looking for ways to conserve water.

With a water-efficient shower head, you can have confidence that you are doing your part to minimise your water usage and protect our environment each time you shower.

It’s important to note that most water-saving shower heads work by constricting the flow of water, so they may not be suitable for homes with lower water pressure.

3. Rain Showers 

You’ll often find this type of shower head, also called a shower rose, at spas and resorts.

Choosing a rain shower head can help you create a similarly luxurious environment in your own home.

Instead of being mounted on the wall of your shower, this type of shower head mounts on the ceiling so there may be a some renovation required to relocate your plumbing to a suitable location.

4. High-Pressure Shower Heads 

This is a great option for fitness enthusiasts and others who experience muscle tightness and soreness.

Because the water pressure is higher than with other shower head varieties, it creates a massaging effect, helping to soothe your muscles at the end of a long day or after a big workout.

To create more water pressure, though, you’ll generally use more water, so be sure to take that into consideration when choosing a high pressure shower head.

5. Double Shower Heads 

As the name suggests, this type of shower head actually includes two heads.

Typically, one of the heads is detachable so that you can use it for hand-held spraying.

If you are short on time in the mornings, this is a great option as you can wash your body at the same time as you rinse your hair.

Some dual shower heads are designed for couples, letting you share a romantic shower with your other half, without having to take turns under the warm water, or letting your extremities get cold.

6. Outdoor Shower Heads 

As you might expect, these shower heads are designed specifically for outdoor showers.

Unlike standard shower heads, they are built to withstand a variety of weather conditions, including rain, wind and constant exposure to the sun.

If you have an outdoor shower, be sure to choose a shower head that is designed for that purpose to ensure a pleasurable outdoor showering experience for many years to come.

7. Waterfall Shower 

With this type of shower head, the water pours over a ledge instead of spraying out through small holes.

The result is a waterfall effect that feels incredibly luxurious. If you close your eyes, you might even think you’re out in the rainforest!

A waterfall shower design does tend to increase your water usage, so it might not be suitable if you’re trying to conserve water.

8. Filtered Shower Heads 

Water quality varies across Australia so you may wish to use a filtered shower head to remove any mineral deposits and other impurities from your water.

This will make the water much gentler on your skin and hair, preventing them from getting overly dry and keep them smooth, clean and shiny.

Choosing the Best Shower Head for You 

To choose the best shower head to meet your needs, take the following factors into consideration:

  • Cost
  • Shower size and height
  • Bathing habits
  • Water pressure needs
  • Conservation concerns


Take some time to think about your personal needs and preferences when it comes to showering, ranking them in order of importance, and use this to help guide your decision.

Our shower and bathroom design experts here at First Choice Warehouse can walk you through the various styles to help you make an informed decision. Visit us in store today for friendly, helpful advice.

And be sure to download your free copy of our guide to Designing Your Dream Bathroom, to help you create a bathroom you’ll love.