Like high thread count sheets, a rain shower head has the effect of instantly transporting you to a five star hotel (personally, I imagine the Ritz overlooking the Place Vendôme in Paris). If you’re keen on the immersive, overhead drench showering experience, a rain-style shower is one of those little luxuries that improves a daily chore so much so that the cost and effort are quickly well worth it. Here are our 10 favorite rain shower heads.
Above: The industrial-looking Ultra-Thin Round Showerhead from California Faucets is available in four sizes: 6 Inch, 8 Inch, 10 Inch, and 12 Inch starting at $226.50 at Decor Planet. Above: The Latoscana Novello Shower Head with Arm (86CR750) comes in Chrome or Brushed Nickel for $144 at Quality Bath. Above: The modern style Kohler 10-Inch Rainhead features the company’s Katalyst air-induction technology that mixes air and water to produce large water droplets; $488.28 at Kohler. Also available in a 12-inch size. Above: The Watermark Venetian Pan Rain Shower Head (SH-RH080) is a traditional-style rain shower head that comes in 24 different finishes including more rare finishes like Green Patina, Charcoal, and Polished Gold; starting at $685.50 from Quality Bath. Above: The Vola 060A+100 Shower Head is certainly the most luxe option on our list. The ceiling-mounted fixture comes in 18 different finishes inclusive of the colored enamel Vola is so known for; prices start at $2,722.50 for the Chrome finish shown from Plumb Tile. Above: The Hansgrohe Raindance AS 240 AIR Shower Head (27474), like the two Kohler options on our list, mixes water with air for larger water droplets and better efficiency; $417.95 at Plumb Tile. Above: The Kohler 8-Inch Rainhead is a classic model that also features Kohler’s Katalyst air-induction technology that mixes air and water to produce large water droplets; $391.24 for the 8-inch size and $537.08 for the 10-inch size at Kohler. Above: The modern Axor Starck 240 Shower Head (26071) is $647.28 at Quality Bath. Above: One of our favorite models, the Toto Modern Single Function Wide Rain Shower Head (TS111B8#CP) is $562.10 in Polished Chrome at Faucet.com. Above: The Rohl Elios Rain Showerhead (WI0196) is $176.25 at Quality Bath. Above: The simple Jaclo Rain Machine Rain Shower Head (S408XV) is $206.25 at Quality Bath.
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