Choosing The Perfect Basement Bathroom Shower Head

As with most things in life, it’s the little things that count. It’s no different when it comes to  basement bathroom design. Even though it’s cool to have the flashy perks that standout in a basement it’s always good to make sure a basement is chock full of the little things that tie the room together.

Finding a perfect shower head for your basement bathroom can be one of those things. Make no mistake, it would seem like choosing a shower head is not a big deal but it can be every bit as important as selecting an appliance for a kitchen or the type of A/V components you want to put in your basement theater.

There are many aspects that differentiate the thousands of shower heads that are available on the market today. So you’ll want to do your research before you go out there and pick some ole willy-nilly shower head off the shelf at Home Depot. Chances are if you don’t do your research you’ll be traveling back up to Home Depot the following week to spend some time at the “returns” desk.

To avoid all the wasted time and heartache here some things you should be considering when choosing your shower head.

Type of finish

As with all types of bathroom fixtures, shower heads come in a variety of finishes. From copper to polished nickel, they have something for everybody. Make sure you purchase a shower head that matches the finishes of your other bathroom fixtures.

Handheld shower head

Traditionally it is common to have a fixed shower head mounted on your wall. However, there are plenty of homeowners who opt to go the route of a handheld shower head.

Size of shower head

Once you get into your research you will find there are a slew of different sized shower heads. Although it is up to the homeowner to decide which size is right for them it is important to note that the larger the shower head generally means the greater consumption of water.


Some homeowners prefer to have the power of a fire hose backing up their shower head while others look to have a more conservative stream. Many shower heads today come with a built in water saving plug that helps minimize the flow of water out of your shower head. Keep an eye out for those features so that you select the shower head that is right for you.

Wall mounted or ceiling mounted?

The choice of a wall mounted or ceiling mounted shower head is important but it also needs to be decided upon early in the design phase. Knowing where the shower head will be mounted in advance will saves hours of heartache and labor as the plumbing can be run to the correct location with the fewest possible problems.

If you would like help designing the perfect basement bathroom around your perfect shower head then call Marvelous Basements today and we’ll get started on the bathroom design that you deserve.

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