When it comes to renovating your bathroom the shower is an area which will need a lot of attention. This is the most used area of the bathroom and the choices you make now will have a big impact on the overall experience which you have when you are washing yourself. There are many decisions to make here, whether you choose a closed in shower or one inside a bathtub, not to mention the shower head which is what we are going to look into today. Some people prefer to have a shower which is directly fitted to the wall, whereas others prefer one which is handheld.

To help you make your mind up, here is what you should be looking to consider.

Key Differences Between The Two

Whilst both shower heads are mounted against the wall, the difference here is that a handheld shower head is attached to a bracket and the head itself can be removed from the bracket. Conversely the wall mounted head is one which cannot be removed and will always remain in place. In terms of price there are differences based on the type of head you buy, rather than whether or not it is permanently mounted or not.

Benefits of a Wall Mounted Shower Head

The main benefit of using a shower head that is permanently mounted is that it opens up many more opportunities when it comes to luxury showers. For example if you consider rain showers, those large square units which offer a waterfall effect, these can only be purchased as fixed showers. Additionally there are no hoses visible from these showers, which is something that many people like from an aesthetic standpoint.

Benefits of a Handheld Shower Head

One of the main reasons why people look to buy a handheld shower head is that they want to be able to adjust the height of the shower as and when they please. This of course is not possible with a fixed shower head. That means for families with small children and tall adults, the shower must be useful for everyone. Another reason why people look to buy these particular shower heads is that they can be used for washing all nooks and crannies of the body.

Making Your Decision

There are a number of things which you will have to factor into your decision here. The first is to consider who will be using the shower, and how tall everyone is. Secondly consider how much control you want over rinsing down and cleaning in specific areas. And finally you need to think about the aesthetics, what kind of shower are you looking for? Do you mind if the hose is visible and what is the general theme of the bathroom?

This is how you can make that decision between a standard, wall mounted head, and a handheld shower head for the shower unit in your bathroom. Any more questions feel free to get in touch.