Selecting Showerheads and Sprays

master shower with marble look tile and exposed stoneDuring a bathroom remodel, a new showerhead is typically in order. However, it is important not to make a decision at random. Instead, you need to consider all of your options and determine what will be effective for your shower space and your needs. Based on common questions, here are some insights from Normandy Designer Lisa McManus, ASID.

Raining the Right Way – Rain shower heads are very popular due to their luxurious, spa-like appeal. However, many are unaware that they should be paired with a separate, hand-held shower.

“Rain showerheads are for relaxation, so oftentimes the water pressure isn’t strong enough for tasks like rinsing out shampoo,” said Lisa. “If opting for a rain head, pair it with a separate hand-held, multi-function showerhead.”

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“Shower columns are a great add-on for hand-held showers because a slide bar allows you to adjust the height and angle of the showerhead,” added Lisa.

Body Spray Placement – In addition to your showerhead, body sprays can add a spa-like feel to your shower. To make sure you get the full benefits, consider the shower size, where you will be standing, and its ability to be adjusted to different angles.

Take Advantage of Technology – When it comes to showerhead technology, one option to consider is an air injection showerhead. As it sounds, this type of showerhead injects air into the water to provide power and the feel of a massage. As an added bonus, it uses less water, which in turn can lower your utility bill.


Assess your drain – If you are adding multiple showerheads and body sprays, it is important to look at your drain.

“If you have too much water coming in and an inefficient drain, you can flood your bathroom,” noted Lisa. “This can lead to other issues.”

Set up an appointment with Lisa if you are ready to upgrade your master bathroom and include a luxurious shower space. The Normandy photo gallery, Facebook, and Instagram page also have plenty of bathroom remodeling ideas. Lastly, you can register to attend a free bathroom remodeling seminar in the Normandy Showroom.

dual sets of fixtures to allow for concurrent his and hers showering large master shower with two sets of body sprays










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