If you want to remodel your bathroom to make it look fancier, feel cozier, and have a better atmosphere, consider installing a rain shower system in it. There are many advantages to having a rain shower head in your bathroom. We will dig into them later in this article. Those advantages, however, can be acquired only if you know what to do before installing the system and how to choose the right rain shower head for your bathroom.
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What Is a Rain Shower System?
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A rain shower system is simply a shower system that allows you to enjoy the sensation of bathing under the spray of rainwater. Due to the exciting sensation that it offers, many homeowners around the world are actually using this system to make their bathroom a perfect place for bathing and enjoying relieving relaxation. In fact, this system is found in virtually all hotels around the world.
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The key of this system lies on the design of the shower head, which is usually mounted on the wall or ceiling and sprays cold or warm water to the bather through the small holes on the oversized head. Because the head is mounted, the shower head is usually adjustable to allow it to spray water from different angles. A shower system of this kind may also be equipped with a secondary shower handset that can be used by hand to reach difficult spots on the body.
Why Should You Install a Rain Shower System in Your Bathroom?
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A rain shower system is a quite popular shower system. The reason why many people love this shower system is that it offers many advantages that other bathing and shower systems don’t have.
1. A rain shower system offers rain shower sensation.
Bathing under the spray of rainfall—for many people—is something that is considered sensational. By imagining that the water comes from the sky, you can enjoy a unique sensation of bathing when you are standing under the rain shower head.
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2. It allows you to take a bath with less movement.
When you are taking a bath in a rain shower system, you don’t have to move too much. Due to the oversized head, the area that it covers is rather large. Even if you only stand and don’t move at all, water can reach all parts of your body. Being able to bathe without moving too much is advantageous not only for you but also for elderly people and people who have a problem with mobility. The frequency of accident due to slipping or falling can be greatly reduced if this shower system is used.
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3. It is relaxing.
Many people love shower systems because the water that the showerhead ejects gives them a massaging effect. If you use a rain shower system, the area that is affected by this massaging effect is much bigger. Just stand under a rain shower head and you can feel your entire body being massaged while you are cleaning your body.
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4. It is efficient.
A rain shower system is considered an efficient and environmentally friendly system. Despite the oversized head and the seemingly large amount of water that it expels, this shower system actually consumes only about 2.5 gallons of water in one minute. This system is much more efficient than the regular shower systems, which actually eject more than 5 gallons of water per minute.
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5. It looks great.
The modern metal head of a rain shower system is considered a luxury extra for your bathroom. The reason why many hotels use this shower system is that the head can impress their guests even before the guests use the head and enjoy all of the advantages of the system. If you want your bathroom to look fancier in addition to being relaxing and efficient, install a rain shower head there.
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There are so many advantages that you can reap if you have a rain shower system in your house. However, as mentioned above, you can enjoy all the benefits of the system only if you know how to install it.
What to Do before Installing a Rain Shower System?
There are several things to do before you install a rain shower system in your bathroom.
1. Prepare to deal with pressure.
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Simple math can explain how water pressure level can be the biggest problem to deal with when you want to install a new rain shower head: the bigger shower head causes reduced water pressure. To deal with the water pressure, you will mostly need to replace your plumbing pipe. A standard half-inch pipe that feeds to your shower head is definitely not the best choice. Choose a bigger pipe if you want to make sure that the water is pressurized enough when being ejected through the shower head.
2. Prepare to deal with heat.
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The most exciting way to use a rain shower system is by standing under the shower head while it showers your body with warm water. Warm water can be produced if you have a water heater. You can use your old water heater; however, if the installation requires you to replace the pipe with a bigger one, a small water heater may perform poorly to produce enough warm water to be transferred through the bigger pipe. If you have to replace the pipe, be sure to check how your water heater performs to determine whether getting a new more powerful water heater is needed.
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Chrome Rain Shower System
You can always consult a trusted plumber to assess the condition of your bathroom and whether installing a new rain shower system is a viable endeavor.
How to Choose a Rain Shower Head?
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If you finally decide to install a rain shower system in your bathroom, you need to know how to pick the right shower head for your bathroom. You can start by deciding whether you want more coverage or more pressure. More coverage means less pressure and vice versa. Make your mind and decide whether you want to buy a large head with more coverage or a smaller one.