How To: Hit the Shower with a Modern Shower Head
Posted: December 27, 2011 | Posted By: Planet Handyman (Larry Hall)
If washing away your worries under a shower head that feels like tropical rain can bring relaxation after a stressful day then don’t you need one for your shower? Or maybe some water jets that massage those tight muscles, or a big shower head that can cover your entire body with water at the same time. More people are making an investment in stress relief every day with these new innovative shower heads.
Today’s bathrooms have evolved into personal spas inside the home. More people are seeking relief from the outside world in their own home, and since the bathroom is the most private space anyone has, it is getting more attention from designers than ever before.
According to Kitchen and Bath Business Magazine bathroom remodeling has increased by 29% since the year 2000. Remodeling for high-end baths has an expected increase of 17% over the next year. Consumers want this private space to be an oasis for relaxing and spending more time on a daily basis.
Paul Flowers, VP of design for Grohe, says that bathrooms are not just functional spaces for cleaning and grooming anymore. “Hip hotels and spas have opened our eyes to the pleasures of hydrotherapy and more people want to bring this luxurious experience into their own home.” Grohe is one of the biggest faucet companies worldwide.
The wide variety of shower fixtures available in the marketplace is evidence of this trend. Some of the more popular products are rain showers. True to its name, these products give you the sensation of soaking in a tropical rain. Shower heads designed in the rain-style are available in many sizes, the largest being 16 inches in diameter. It has 250+ nozzles precisely arranged to give full body water coverage without “dry” zones.
Flowers says of their 16 inch model, “With our 16 inch Rainshower, you really feel that you’re escaping into an intense cascade of water. It’s simultaneously soothing and invigorating.” He also states that showers are a time to block out the world around us and focus on cleansing our minds and souls – not just our bodies.
Some people like to take matters into their own hands – literally. Hand showers are very popular with Europeans, and becoming more so with Americans. The best hand showers have a long hose to easily reach all parts of the body. Handles are ergonomically shaped and there are multiple spray patterns from gentle to massaging. Look for one that has a swivel design to keep the hose from getting tangled up or twisted. There are also double insulation designs that protect your hand from hot water temperatures.
Another option is the ultimate shower experience. A shower panel allows consumers to customize every shower based on their mood and preferences. This panel design combines shower heads, hand held showers, and body sprays that can be repositioned. This provides water from two or more directions while you relax. These shower panels are easy to install and come in a variety of sizes to enhance any bathroom.
With all the new products on the market you can have a quick, invigorating morning blast in the shower, and come back in the evening to massage away the tensions of the day. Create your own spa that is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, and only minutes away.
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