The Best Showerheads to Update Your Bathroom

Upgrade your bathroom with a new showerhead. We have the top picks for rainfall, low-flow, adjustable and even Bluetooth.

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October 06, 2022

The right showerhead can make all the difference, and it's one of the easiest and quickest bathroom transformations you can do yourself. Changing out an old showerhead takes mere minutes, and no professionals are required. We've narrowed down the wide variety of showerheads on the market so that you'll find what you want without the decision fatigue that comes from walking aisle after aisle at your local home improvement store.

What to Consider When Buying a Showerhead

Start by figuring out what kind of showerhead you need. Fixed showerheads are the most standard design, are mounted to the wall and are typically height adjustable. Hand-held showerheads are connected by a flexible hose and provide a wide range of motion, making them smart choices for washing pets and kiddos. Adjustable showerheads offer multiple spray options and water pressure levels, while rain showerheads have a soft water flow that mimics the feel of rain. For an eco-friendly solution, opt for a low-flow showerhead.

Energy and Water Savings

A simple and easy way to make sure you're saving water and money is to look for a WaterSense label. Showerheads with this label use less water than even the government's standard requirement, which is a flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm) at a standard water pressure level of 80 pounds per square inch (psi). To earn the WaterSense label, the showerhead cannot use more than 2.0 gpm. A WaterSense-labeled showerhead could save an average family around 2,700 gallons of water per year.

Best Rain Showerhead

The fresh design of the Bright Showers Rain Showerhead turns a standard shower arm into a high-pressure rainfall shower. Featuring multiple spray settings such as rain, turbo and waterfall, as well as a hand-held spray, this showerhead is available in oil-rubbed bronze, brushed nickel and chrome finishes and will instantly transform your bathroom into a relaxing spa.


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Best Showerhead for Low Water Pressure

Even with low water pressure, the LOKBY Hand-Held Showerhead brings on the high pressure. The sleek design conserves water without sacrificing your shower experience and is available in brushed nickel, matte black and premium chrome. Six spray settings, from rainfall to pulsating massage, give you the exact atmosphere you want.

Best Fixed Showerhead

Timeless in style, the Kohler Forte Showerhead has a silky, smooth spray that's consistent and dependable. The compact design fits into any shower, even petite ones, and its 62 nozzles ensure each shower is a relaxing experience. Easily transition to one of the showerhead's three sprays — full coverage spray, pulsating massage spray or silk spray — with a convenient thumb tab. Choose between either 1.75 gpm or 2.5 gpm flow rates.

Best Low-Flow Showerhead

The High Sierra High-Efficiency Low-Flow Showerhead gets the WaterSense stamp of approval thanks to its 1.5 gpm flow rate. Though low-flow, the award-winning, patented nozzle still delivers a strong, full spray of water to rinse the entire body. Built to last with durable metal components, the clog-free nozzle is available in four flow rates and five designer finishes.


Low-Flow Showerhead Benefits

Do you know how much water was used in your shower this morning? Drastically reduce monthly water consumption — and save money — by switching to a low-flow showerhead.

Best Dual Showerhead

The Delta Faucet In2ition Dual Showerhead features a two-in-one design that has four powerful spray settings, including a massage spray for sore muscles and a pause function that allows you to conserve water while shaving your legs or lathering up. The detachable hand-held showerhead can be used separately or simultaneously with the main showerhead, making it ideal for bathing pets or kiddos.


How to Fix a Leaky Showerhead

If your shower keeps dripping long after you've shut off the water, you've probably got a bad valve. It's an easy repair you can do yourself in less than an hour.

Best Easy-to-Install Showerhead

No tools are needed for this showerhead swap-out. The SparkPod Rain Showerhead is a universal showerhead that quickly connects to any standard shower arm within five minutes. The high-pressure rain showerhead has a maximum flow rate of 1.8 gpm and comes in eight color choices for every style and design. Get ready to step into a luxury resort shower in no time.

Best Bluetooth Showerhead

Never miss a word of your favorite podcast or playlist with this Bluetooth showerhead. The Kohler Moxie Showerhead has a luxurious full-coverage spray that angles perfectly around the speaker and a silicone spray face for simple cleaning. The wireless speaker magnetically docks into the showerhead, is acoustically tuned for the shower and is easily removable for listening outside the shower or to quickly charge it for up to nine hours of listening. Choose from three luxe finishes and two flow rates.

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