If you have been thinking about upgrading your shower experience, or if you want to make sure that your bathroom is going to add a tremendous amount of value to your home before you sell, you’re going to want to make sure that you avoid any major mistakes.
And believe me, there are a lot of landmines out there that you’re going to have to avoid if you were going to pull off a successful bathroom remodel. Thankfully though, you’ll be able to easily upgrade your shower head with the help of the inside information were able to share below.
When you take advantage of the tips and tricks we are going to provide, as well as insight into the major mistakes you need to avoid, you’re going to be able to find the perfect shower head for your specific needs – regardless of whether you’re going to be using it on a daily basis or only upgrading it so that you can cash in big time when it comes time to sell your property.
At the end of the day, you’re definitely going to find the information we are able to share useful, so let’s get right into it.
7 Mistakes to avoid buying and installing new shower head:
Mistake #1 – Upgrading your shower with “no name” components
One of the biggest mistakes you need to make sure you avoid, if not THE biggest mistake you need to avoid, when upgrading your shower head is to be sure you’re not fooling around with “no name” components.
There is definitely going to be a temptation to try and skimp at least a little bit, cut corners, and conserve your budget when you are swapping out your shower head. After all, how important can a shower head be in the grand scheme of things?
The choice of shower head that you decide to go with is going to make or break your overall shower experience. It’s going to dictate the quality and consistency of the stream of water that hits you while you shower, and if it is poor, you’re going to have an awful time.
A bad shower ruins your day, so invest in quality components.
Mistake #2– Not investing in a shower wand
Even though the original shower ones were advertised as additions to camp showers or for those that had mobility issues that wanted to be able to enjoy a shower all the same, a shower wand today is one of the most luxurious additions you can add to your bathroom – and certainly one you’re going to want to look for when you are upgrading your shower head.
A shower wand is going to open up a lot of extra functionality, a lot of extra utility, and a lot of extra performance you wouldn’t have been able to get out of a traditional shower head or a rainfall shower head.
You’d have to be at least a little bit crazy to move forward with upgrading your shower head without making sure that includes a shower wand.
Mistake #3– Choosing a shower head that is “low flow”
In a world that is getting more and more serious about water conservation, making smarter choices about energy consumption, and always looking for smart ways to leave a smaller footprint on the environment, you’re still going to want to stay as far away from “low flow” shower heads as humanly possible.
Low flow shower heads are going to produce the same kind of unhappiness that Jerry, Kramer, and Newman experienced in Seinfeld – a terrible shower that the going to leave you feeling like anything but yourself.
Instead opt for water conservation shower heads and those that intelligently distribute water with the same kind of consistent pressure. These will allow you to conserve the model of water that you use without crippling your shower experience along the way.
Mistake #4– Not upgrading your plumbing or your hot water supply when you’re upgrading your shower head
If you are looking to swap out your shower head for something truly special, you may as well go the whole 9 yards and upgrade your plumbing or your heart water supply while you’re at it.
A shower head is definitely going to be able to elevate your overall shower experience, but if you have low pressure because of your plumbing or if you have next to no hot water, you’re going to need to make sure that you go about these intelligent upgrades along the way.
Otherwise, you may just be wasting money.
Mistake #5– Compromising function for style
There are a lot of really beautiful shower heads available on the market right now, and many of them provide the kind of functionality and utility that you’d expect from a top-of-the-line solution.
On the other hand, there are a lot of really beautiful shower heads that are ONLY a pretty face. They aren’t going to offer anything aside from an upgrade in the aesthetics department, and it’s almost always going to be a waste of money.
In fact, if you ever find yourself in a situation where you have to choose between a gorgeous shower head and a functional shower head, you’d have to be at least a little bit crazy not to go with the uglier but more functional shower.
Function always beats form when it comes to stepping under a new shower head.
Mistake #6– Mismatching your hardware and your fixtures
There are a lot of people that aren’t going to care that much about mismatched hardware colors or mismanaged hardware and fixture aesthetics, but there are a lot more people that will get fixated and hung up on these issues to the point where they won’t buy a home because of it.
Be smart about your choices, and either choose hardware and fixtures that blend well with your aesthetic or swap everything out so that you’re keeping things consistent across the board. It’s a small thing to be sure, but it’s the little details that matter most.
Mistake #7–Buying a shower head only because “it was cheap”
The very last thing you want to do is buy a shower head simply because it was the least expensive option out there.
There will always be “good, better, and best” options to choose from at nearly every price point, so you’ll want to do your research and go with the right option – not the least expensive one. This is especially important if you’re going to be upgrading your shower to improve the value of your bathroom before a sale.