As you take on your bathroom remodeling project, you’re sure to have a long, to-do list. From flooring, to tile, a vanity, paint, and everything in between, you want your bathroom makeover to be just right. Be sure to pay attention to your showerhead when you are installing a new shower. Besides finding a model that will give you the type of water pressure you desire, you need to install it at the proper height.
When it comes to your showerhead, the proper height is important. In order to determine the proper height for your showerhead, you need to consider who is going to use the shower. That means taking every member of the household into consideration. From young to old, your showerhead needs to meet everyone’s needs. As a rule of thumb, your showerhead needs to accommodate the tallest member of the family and should be placed above that person’s head. At the same time, shorter members of the household should still be able to reach the showerhead and make any necessary adjustments in the angle. A removable showerhead is ideal when you have several height ranges in your home, allowing shorter members of the family to have more flexibility with the showerhead while they are using it. When it comes to the littlest members of the family, such as young children, they may require your assistance.
Why Showerhead Height is Important
It is essential to place your showerhead at the right level as a matter of personal safety. Place it too low and a tall person is forced to crouch, opening up the possibility of back or neck strain. Place it too high and someone is more likely to have a nasty fall while trying to reach the showerhead.
Performance is Not the Only Thing that Matters
When you’re in the middle of your bathroom renovation, you’re probably not focused on showerhead height. You’re more focused on finding a model that looks attractive and has the features that will make the most of your shower experience. Don’t forget that the proper height of your shower needs to be a priority. Take careful measurements and place it accordingly. If a contractor is doing the job for you, discuss the height of your showerhead before work begins.