We all look forward to a relaxing shower at the end of the day, and showerheads are central to this experience. A perfect showerhead releases water at the correct pressure and is at a comfortable height. Whether you have a traditional or modern bathroom, choosing the right shower head is essential to your comfort.

Should my shower head height be 80 inches?

It is a common misconception that the ideal height for a shower head is 80 inches, but this is not true. There are no requirement codes that dictate the height of the showerhead in your home. However, most people consider 80 inches the standard because it caters to most people with average height.

People with different heights prefer different shower head heights, and you can install your shower head at the height perfect for you. Therefore, you can adjust the height of your showerhead or choose a handheld shower if it is more convenient. It would be best to consider the style of your showerhead when adjusting.

How do I choose the best height for my shower head?

Since there are no fixed rules to follow when determining the height of your shower head, you can choose the height that is comfortable for everyone.  A great way to determine this is to use the height of the tallest family member as a reference.

Take the height of the tallest person in your household and add three to four inches to get your shower head height. Next, mark the total height on your shower wall and install your shower head.

You should keep in mind that the amount of space available in your bathroom and the style of the shower head influence the overall height of your shower head.

Types of showerheads

The type of shower head you choose will impact the overall shower height and shower experience. Therefore, you should consider the type of showerhead that will suit your height and requirements.

  • Handheld showerhead

The handheld showerhead is not fixed on the wall and is the ideal solution if you want flexibility. The shower has a flexible hose that caters to individuals with different heights. If you want a shower solution without height constraints, this is the ideal solution for you.

If you have a growing family with children whose height is always changing, the handheld showerhead is perfect. Additionally, it is minimalistic, making your bathroom look trendy.

You should install the handheld showerhead at a height easily accessible to everyone, and we recommend installing it at 72 to 78 inches. However, it would be best to take the showerhead off its stand when using it, making it harder to use.

  • Rain showerhead

The rain shower head is very trendy and designed to fit low ceiling showers perfectly. The water spreads and falls in tiny droplets that mimic a waterfall or standing in the rain. In addition, this shower head is modern and gives your bathroom a luxurious feel.

If you are looking for a shower height of 85 to 90 inches and a low ceiling, this is the perfect solution. It is also convenient to use because it is a hands-free option compared to the handheld showerhead.

  • Wall-mounted shower head

You will find the wall-mounted shower head in most homes. As the name suggests, you mount the showerhead on the shower wall. If you choose a wall-mounted shower head, you should consider the height at which you install it.

It would be best to use the height of the tallest person in your household and add three to four inches to get your shower head height just to be safe.

Make the most of your shower space with glass shower doors

Most bathroom spaces are small and may affect your shower experience. Whether you have a small or large bathroom space, you can easily determine the ideal shower space you need. You can do this by turning in a circle with your arms outstretched. However, the recommended standard shower size is 32 inches by 32 inches to 60 inches by 36 inches.

If you do not have a large bathroom space for your shower, you can make the most of your floor space with glass shower doors. At Glassupply.com, we supply the highest quality glass shower doors perfect for small bathrooms.

How can I increase the shower head height?

The needs of each household are different, and you might need extra tools to help you achieve the perfect shower head height.

  1. Adjustable shower arm – You can easily install an adjustable shower arm if you need extra height for your shower. The shower arm acts as an extension and increasing your shower head height. In addition, it is an affordable and easy to install solution.
  2. Shower slide bar – if you have a handheld showerhead, you can use the shower slide bar to adjust the height of your shower. However, it is more complicated because you have to install it on your wall.
  3. Swivel ball adapter – you can use the swivel ball adapter on all types of showerheads. You install it between the shower arm pipe and the shower head to make the shower head height adjustable.

It is easy to determine the ideal height for your shower head. You can estimate the perfect height using the tallest person in your home. If you still need to adjust the height of your shower head, you can use a swivel ball adapter, shower slide bar, or an adjustable shower arm for the perfect shower experience.