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Choosing the Showerhead That Is Right For You

A great shower is an incredible way to boost your morning routine or decompress after a long day. Showerheads come in a variety of styles, and it can be overwhelming deciding which is right for you.


A standard wall-mount shower is a tried and true classic. These showerheads come in a variety of shapes and spray patterns. Wall-mounts are often the most affordable style of shower-head. This style of fixture will likely work with your existing plumbing fixtures and won’t allow for any trialing installations.


These showerheads can be used in the same way as a standard wall-mount, but they have the extra benefit of coming off the wall for more control in where the water is being sprayed.

Pro-tip: Hand-held shower heads are very helpful if you are trying to bathe your pets at home. They give you the mobility to create a pet spa for your furry friends.


Top-mount showerheads are more commonly referred to as rain showers. Rather than the fixture being installed on the vertical wall of your shower and spraying at an angle, a top-mount is installed into the ceiling giving you the feeling of standing in the rain. Due to the unique placement of these showers, they may require a professional installation.

If you are a fan of the spray pattern of a rain shower but aren’t able to install a top-mount shower, many wall-mount fixtures are designed to mimic the same rain effect.

Shower Towers/Panels

If you are looking for a personal oasis in your shower, this may be the right pick for you. Shower towers are large structures that provide a stream of water from a traditional wall-mount showerhead, while simultaneously spraying your entire body at various heights through jets installed into the tower.

Shower panels can also be installed into the sides of your shower to give you jet streams from a variety of angles and heights. Panels will require a shower remodel and professional installation.

Whether you pick one of these options or decide to incorporate several fixtures to create a personal spa, McAtee Plumbing Heating & Cooling is here to help you install your new showerhead.