Thinking of Going Green? The Best Showerheads for an Eco-Friendly Bathroom

Showers are both a functional necessity and an escape from the day. We rely on them to keep us clean, wash away the stress of work, and pamper us after a grueling workout. With so many different types of showerheads on today’s market, you may be overwhelmed by your options. Eco-friendly showerheads are a great choice, and are especially popular in Portland and Seattle for their water- and money-saving capabilities.

Whether you’re remodeling your home, or just upgrading your appliances and accessories, selecting eco-friendly models is always a wise choice. Government mandates for showerheads limit a maximum of 2.5 gallons of water per minute and 80 psi pressure. Low-flow showerheads, however, use far less water which reduces the total number of gallons used per shower, the energy required to warm the water, and your overall electric/gas bill each month.

Hand-held models

Long gone are the days of limited, usually less attractive, eco-friendly showerhead options. Nowadays, you’ll have a variety of stylish options to choose from.

One popular choice is the hand-held showerhead, and for good reason. Some of their benefits are:

  • They’re adjustable which is great for homes where there are people of varying heights using the same shower
  • The flexibility of the hand-held showerhead allows parents to bathe their little ones with ease
  • They make bathing for family members with mobility issues or disabilities easier
  • Cleaning the tub and shower itself is made simpler, saving time and energy

Rain showerhead models

Dual, brushed nickel shower head with fixed head and removable attachment

If you’re looking to add a little luxury to your shower, we recommend a rain showerhead. Trust us, we know a rain showerhead in Seattle or Portland may seem like a funny idea, but hear us out. This option is wonderful for creating a pampering and relaxing shower experience due to its multiple, adjustable settings and wide, steady stream of water. Hansgrohe, one of our favorite high-efficiency manufacturers, offers some amazing models like the Raindance Downpour AIR Showerhead. In our recent Portland and Seattle bathroom remodels we have also used the Delta Touch-Clean Raincan Showerhead, as well as the Brizo Odin Round Raincan Showerhead.

Dual showerhead models

Shower with dual shower heads

A dual showerhead combines the best of fixed and hand-held models for efficiency and space-saving design. Most models consist of a fixed or wall-mounted showerhead and a hand-held sprayer together in one unit. You can use either option for your main source of water, or in some instances, use both concurrently.

Upgrading to an eco-friendly showerhead allows you to support sustainable water usage, while simultaneously saving money on utilities. The abundance of showerhead options allows you to reduce water usage without sacrificing your personal style.

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