Luxurious rain-type showerheads need not be pricey

Written By: Kathy Price-Robinson - Mar• 16•08

Showerheads_4I’m not big on showers. Baths are my daily therapy. (However, according to my poll, only 22% of you agree with me.)

But I’ll admit that my husband’s rainfall-type showerhead makes for an extremely satisfying experience.

And it occurred to me while reading an article about rainfall showerheads in the Chicago Tribune that standing under one of these is one of the great luxuries of an otherwise modest life.

They range from 6 to 24 inches in diameter, while a typical showerhead is from 2 to 4 inches. And you don’t need to hang them from the center of the shower ceiling during a remodel or new construction. Retrofit models, like ours, could not be easier to install. Just screw it on like a typical showerhead.

Here are some affordable models:

Top: Waterpik AquaScape Spa Shower Head, 8-inch diameter, nickel, choose between five spray settings — pulsating rain, drenching rain, water saver, center spray, pulsating massage, Bed Bath and Beyond, clearance sale, $69

Middle: Conair large Rainshower dual showerhead, hand-held and wall-mounted, chrome and white,, $69

Bottom: 100 Sprays square showerhead, 100 small anti-clog nozzles, 10-inch arm,, $30

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  1. Mike B. says:

    Huh? Aren’t we supposed to be saving water?
    How about an enthusiastic article about new trends in drip irrigation, low-flow shower heads, improvements in low-flow toilets?
    When will the awareness of the need to conserve water in L.A. become mainstream if you, the media, keep pushing us backward?

  2. Kathy Price-Robinson says:

    Mike, check out a previous posting to see why I’m not all that kean on saving water at home:

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