This Luxury Shower Head Drenches You In A Waterfall — & 7 More Options For Pure Bliss

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To make showering the absolute best your budget can offer, the best luxury shower heads can help you look forward to lathering up thanks to upgraded flow and massage functions and stylish design features (think: brushed brass and matte black finishes). Here are some things to consider when buying a shower head:

  • Fixed or handheld: Check your current setup to verify whether it's compatible with fixed or handheld shower heads. Or, if you're starting from scratch, choose which you prefer: While fixed shower heads can be adjusted, handheld pieces allows for more flexibility. Can't decide? Go for a dual option, so you'll have the best of both worlds.
  • Style and finish: Of course, you want to make sure a luxury shower head matches your style, so look for unique finishes that suit your aesthetic like polished brass, brushed nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, or classic chrome.
  • Features: Are you looking for a system with multiple nozzles to mimic a spa experience? A wide range of spray and massage settings for a customizable shower every time? The feeling of rainfall cascading down your shoulders? Those are important things to look for while shopping. Just so you're covered, I've included all these options and more below.

In a hurry? These are the best luxury shower heads

  1. The Overall Best Luxury Fixed Shower Head: Speakman Anystream Adjustable High Pressure Shower Head
  2. The Overall Best Luxury Handheld Shower Head: hansgrohe Raindance Shower Head
  3. The Best Luxury Rainfall Shower Head: KES Pressure Balance Rainfall Shower System
  4. The Best Ceiling-Mounted & Handheld Combo: SR Sun Rise Ceiling Mounted Shower System Combo
  5. The Best Dual Shower Head: AquaDance 7" 3-Way Rainfall Combo
  6. The Best Antique-Inspired Dual Shower Head: Aolemi Rainfall Shower Head
  7. The Best Tower System Shower Head: ELLO&ALLO Stainless Steel Shower Panel Tower System

Nearly all these picks have a 2.5 gallon per minute (GPM) flow rate so you'll get a luxurious flow of water, while still abiding by EPA standards for water consumption, but many options also have lower GPM flow rates available, if you — or your state — requires it. Whichever you choose, these are the best luxury shower heads that'll definitely have you wanting to shower every day.


The Overall Best Luxury Fixed Shower Head — & One That's Great For Low Water Pressure

Boasting a classic design that comes in finishes like oil-rubbed bronze, brushed nickel, and polished brass, this high-pressure shower head features a unique 360-degree streaming system that evenly distributes water as you toggle between intense, rain, and flood settings (the last one will barrage you with water — a great stress reliever at the end of the day). It's the best shower head for low water pressure on the list, since the patented, built-in plungers intensify flow, and since you have the option of removing the flow restrictor. And maintenance is virtually nonexistent: the plungers that intensify water flow also self clean to prevent sediment and hard water buildup. The shower head is just under 5 inches across and is available in 1.75, 2.0, and 2.5 GPM flow rates.

Glowing review: “The shower head was very easy to install. The box even had the thread seal tape. It's a heafty and was larger than I expected, in a good way. The handle effortlessly turns and adjust the 8 plunger to give you fine jets to a good coverage flood spray. Good pressure and water coverage. I'll never buy another shower head again. It's following me for the rest of my life.”


The Overall Best Luxury Handheld Shower Head

This handheld shower head is nearly 5 inches in diameter for great coverage and features a button for switching between two rain settings (one with ultra-fine droplets and one with bigger droplets) and a whirling jet flow setting to provide a targeted massage. The shower head is available in chrome and brushed nickel finishes, in three flow options: 1.8, 2.0, and 2.5 GPM.

Glowing review: “This is an amazing showerhead. I used this unit to replace the original Hansgrohe shower system I had installed originally fifteen years ago. I wanted the same or better quality Hansgrohe hand unit and got that with this shower head. It was a quick and easy install and is a joy to use.”


The Best Luxury Rainfall Shower Head

If you're looking an all-over flow of water combined with a sleek, modern design, this rain shower head will be of interest. The long, stainless steel arm reaches 15 inches out from the wall, and the extra-large 8 by 8 inch shower head will drench you from directly overhead. Available in brushed brass, brushed nickel, polished chrome, and the matte black pictured here, the fixed, wall-mounted system comes with a valve, faceplate, handle, stainless steel shower arm, and shower head. However, the flow rate isn't listed, and some reviewers have noted that the chrome version scratches easily, so keep that in mind while using and cleaning.

Glowing review: “If you’ve always wanted that wonderful rain shower head. Buy this one. I love it every time I get in the shower. You’ll feel like a queen.”


The Best Ceiling-Mounted & Handheld Combo

Combining the luxury of rainfall with the convenience of a handheld head, this shower head combo holds a lane of its own. With a 2.5 GPM flow rate, the 12-inch fixed head is attached to a 12-inch shower arm to give you full rainfall coverage. The dual system is designed with a pressure-balancing valve cartridge that maintains water pressure and controls temperature between the two showering functions. The shower heads comes with everything you need, including a valve, faceplate, and shower arm. Choose from brushed nickel, matte black, and oil-rubbed bronze finishes.

Glowing review: “Oh, my — I think this is the best shower I've ever taken, even compared to luxury resorts. We have fairly lower water flow — just 3-4 gallons per minute, once the pressure tank drains. Despite that, this head never used that much, and the water flow provided was amazing. Solidly constructed, the unit looks great, and performs even better.”


The Best Dual Shower Head

If you like the idea of the above option, but want to invest a little less money, this AquaDance dual shower head combo is the most affordable option on this list, and it still packs a (luxurious) punch. The combo includes fixed and handheld shower heads, with the rainfall shower head reaching 7 inches across while the handheld shower feature spans 4 inches across for a water flow of 2.5 GPM total. And they each feature six luxurious settings, like rain, massage, mist, and water-saving mode.

Glowing review: "I cannot believe how awesome this shower head is! I was having trouble with low water pressure in my shower. When I installed this (which was a snap btw) I went ahead and removed the flow regulator before installing it. My water pressure is now so amazing....even when diverted through both shower's as though the water is trying to push me down while I am showering!!! It's just amazing!”


The Best Antique-Inspired Dual Shower Head

If opting for a vintage aesthetic, check out this antique-inspired brass shower head. The system is engineered with an 8-inch rainfall shower head, handheld nozzle, a tub faucet, and dual knobs to control hot and cold water. The slide bar is adjustable, so you can customize the height of fixed head, and the kit even includes a 12-inch shower extension bar for extra height. The shower head has a 1.29 GPM flow rate, but for reviewers, that isn’t a negative thing. One reviewer describes the pressure from this shower head as “heavenly” and that the water “feels like soft rain coming down.” It's available in antique brass, chrome, and oil-rubbed bronze finishes.

Glowing review: "This purchase exceeded our expectations. It's beautiful. The support for installation if extra parts are needed is excellent. I rarely write product reviews but am taking the time to for this purchase because we have been so impressed.”


The Best Tower System Shower Head

While this stainless steel panel tower system is the most expensive option on this list, it has a quite a few unique features — and honestly, it's just downright cool. This futuristic shower panel features a handheld, four adjustable jet nozzles to spray you from the side, a rainfall head, and — above that — a waterfall feature that spills over the top to drench you. Did I mention the LED light and the digital temperature display for effortless customization? However, the flow rate is not listed, and you can only operate two water features at once, and (understandably) it may take some time to get used to all the knobs and nozzles. Choose from black and brushed nickel options.

Glowing review: “I absolutely love the shower panel. This has upgraded my shower and experience and it is truly amazing... I highly recommend that you purchase it and take your shower experience up a notch. I promise you won’t regret it. The water pressure is amazing and it lights up as soon as you turn it on and keeps track of your shower time. It’s great.”


The Best Shower Head With A Built-In Filter

This handheld shower head is designed with a built-in filter that works to reduce chlorine, heavy metals, and sediment, so you can be sure you're showering in pure water that won't dry out your hair or irritate your skin. And this shower head's got options too. You can choose from six adjustable spray settings that run the gamut from rainfall, power massage, circular massage, and water-saving mode. Reviewers report it offers amazing pressure, but the flow rate isn't listed, and it's only available in chrome. Each cartridge lasts about six months (or through 10,000 to 12,000 gallons of water).

Glowing review: "I have very hard water and older pipes so a lot of calcium and other minerals were in my shower stream. After installing the filter, my skin is no longer ashy and I can tell a difference with my hair.”

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