Multiple Shower Heads: Yea or Nay?

The latest trend in bathroom renovations, or even new building is multiple shower multiple shower headsheads. There are many to choose from: round stationary to overhead-square. From dual shower heads at multiple angles and possibly a hand held feature.

While you may feel like you are king of the hill with an expanded shower experience, will your wallet agree with you? For the most part, it is much more expensive to install.

Things to consider:

  • The larger the shower head, the lower water pressure, unless you re-plumb to allow more water to flow through
  • Make sure you have enough space in your shower area to accommodate two or more shower heads. If the space isn’t large enough, you run the risk of over spray on your bathroom floor
  • Multiple shower heads means more water will be used
    The hot water will get used up faster; you may want to install a water heater that is dedicated to the shower
  • Depending on the type of fixture, you may need to install a separate mixing valve for each shower head
  • Many multi-shower heads come with digital displays; and that will be much more costly to install and expensive to repair
  • Smaller bathrooms cannot accommodate multiple shower heads; you may have to consider a complete bathroom remodel

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