Find the Best Luxury Shower Heads of 2020 (Reviews, Buyers' Guide, & The Bottom Line)
Want one of the best luxury shower heads of 2020 to help modernize your bathroom?
If so, you're not alone.
In a recent study by Houzz, 83% of homeowners chose to upgrade their shower during a master bathroom renovation, and over half (54%) decided to increase their shower size. (1)
If you're reading this, you're likely in one or both of these camps, so to aid your search, our shower remodeling experts have rounded up our top 13 best luxury shower heads to buy this year out of over 3,000 models fighting for your attention.
For those with a taste for the finer things, feel free to put your pinky in the air, and hop right in with our quick comparison of the year's top picks!
Quick Comparison of Top 13 Picks (For Those In A Hurry)
With it's massive 10.6" spray face that provides blanket-like coverage, Hansgrohe's famous "RainAir" spray mode for more soothing feeling droplets, and five stunning modern finishes for you can choose from - this model earns our #1-rating for luxury shower heads of the year, and our Editor's Choice.
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Featuring a large 9" spray face that gives you plenty of coverage, Hansgrohe's famous "RainAir" mode for softer, fuller, and heavier droplets, and coming in two beautiful modern finishes to choose from - this Hansgrohe Raindance 27474821 is our top value pick to buy.
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Sporting a small, but mighty 7" spray face, still equipped with Hansgrohe's famous "RainAir" spray mode, and with four fantastic (or, you could say - a "Fantastic Four") finishes to choose from - this Hansgrohe Raindance 28421821 is our top budget-friendly luxury pick.
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This Cascada Classic comes with a six-knob thermostatic mixing valve to help you custom tailor your exact temperature preferences, an impressive LED lighting system with an easy-to-use remote control, and four types of stress-melting rainfall settings - making it our top smart pick you can buy.
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Designed for smooth, sleek, and stunning ceiling integration, with a scratch and tarnish-resistant finish, and Grohe's lovely "Dream Spray" that feels like gentle drops caressing your skin - this Grohe 278001 is our top ceiling-integrated pick.
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With an insane 20" x 40" spray face that gives you more coverage for less, single-wipe easy-to-clean nozzles, and LED lights to make it a party - this KunMai Ceiling Mounted Rain Shower earns our top budget-friendly XXL ceiling-mounted pick.
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Featuring impressive LED lights that light up automatically upon starting your shower, two great finish options, and a matching rain shower, hand shower, body jets, and shower faucet - this Juno model is our top integrated ceiling rain shower kit.
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Coming with an extra-large rain shower head (18.11" x 11.81"), sleek, smooth, and elegant modern angles that wow guests, and all matching fixtures - this posh Hansgrohe model is our top luxury shower panel to buy.
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With its easy-to-install design, all-in-one versatility, and a price tag that offers a tremendous value - this Kohler 45205-A-CP is our top budget-friendly luxury shower panel pick of the year.
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This versatile model comes with an ultra-convenient stainless steel stretchable hose (60-82"), a handy pause mode, and four beautiful modern finishes for you to choose from - making it our top dual pick for luxury showers.
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Coming with a massive 16" ceiling-mounted rain shower, stunning matching fixtures, and four gorgeous modern finishes to choose from - this SR Sun Rise model is our top ceiling-mounted budget-friendly kit to buy.
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Featuring a wall-mounted rain shower that's plenty large (12"), even for two, matching fixtures, and yet again, four fantastic finishes to choose from - this model is our top wall-mounted budget-friendly luxury shower kit.
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With its timeless silhouette, seven finish options for you to choose from, and Speakman's famous super-powerful "Anystream" system that gives you the soap-washing water pressure you look for - this model it's spot as our top conventional pick to buy for luxury showers.
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Best Luxury Shower Heads (2020 Updated Reviews)
Now that you've seen our 13 best luxury showers that 2020 has to offer at a glance, let's take a closer look, shall we?
To find the best luxury shower head for you, read through our key specs, pros and cons of each model, and full reviews to find what you need faster, easier, and at the best price.
Without any more delay, let's get into what you came for, the nitty-gritty, the reviews!
Wearing the gold medal for our list is our #1 best luxury shower head to buy for 2020, the stunning Hansgrohe Raindance 27367921, our Editor's Choice.
This Hansgrohe model sits atop the mountain of options for many reasons, but here's our top three to know.
First, you get Hansgrohe's highly-trusted engineering, quality, and design that you can only find with a manufacturer with over 100 years of experience (started in 1901). (3)
Then, with it's XXL (10.6") modern rainshower, you get the blanket-like coverage you look for when building a luxury shower.
Lastly, this model gives you five great finishes to choose from, so it's super-easy to match your current fixtures or custom tailor a new design to your exact likings.
For those with an extra-refined pallet for the finer things, once you experience the soothing feeling of Hansgrohe's "RainAir" spray mode (if you haven't already), you'll likely find this model more than satisfies your appetite.
At #2 on our list, we have our best value of the year for luxury showerheads, the Hansgrohe 27474821.
This Hansgrohe model firmly cements itself at #2 because, like our #1-rated model, it comes with Hansgrohe's quality engineering you only get from over 100 years of experience, their famous "RainAir" Spray mode, and multiple modern finishes for you to choose from.
Where it separates itself from the pack and returns you tremendous value is with it's friendlier price tag, given its slightly smaller size (9" versus 10.6").
However, in our books, 9" for a ceiling-mounted rain shower still does the trick, providing you with plenty of coverage, even enough to fit a partner without feeling cramped, when remodeling to create a more luxurious shower.
If your eyes light up when you see a great deal, I'd recommend checking this Hansgrohe model's price because you're in for a treat!
Can you tell we absolutely love Hansgrohe for luxury shower remodels?
At #3 on our list, rounding out our top 3 with yet another Hansgrohe model (going a perfect 3/3) is the Hansgrohe Raindance 28421821.
So, by now, it's no secret that Hansgrohe is our #1 recommended shower head brand for luxury shower remodels, and this model marches to the same tune - as our top budget-friendly pick of the year.
While our #2 pick was our best value, this Hansgrohe 28421821 is a more budget-friendly version as it's slightly smaller (7" spray face versus 9").
Then, further separating itself, this Hansgrohe model offers you four terrific modern finishes for you to choose from.
If you're looking for a luxury showerhead that's more wallet-friendly, rather than just the best money can buy, I'd recommend checking the price of this model because it might be perfect for you.
At #4 on our countdown is our top smart luxury showerhead of the year, the Cascada Classic.
With it's easy-to-use remote-controlled LED lighting system, six-knob thermostatic mixing valve to customize your exact temperature and mode preferences, and four rare rainfall spray modes, this Cascada Classic combines exciting features with smart design.
For those looking for a high-end shower head, with practically all the smart features you could dream of, this Cascada Classic is our top recommendation to buy.
Looking for a top-rated ceiling-integrated luxury shower head for your dream remodel?
Our #5 pick on our list, the Grohe 2786001, might be for you.
With its futuristic, sleek, and modern Starlight Chrome finish, this Grohe 2786001 allows you to create a one-of-a-kind contemporary design where your ceiling flows effortlessly with your shower head.
Then, adding to its luxury, you get Grohe's wonderful "Dream Spray" mode that deserves a standing ovation for the way it mimics rainfall, especially when installed in showers with a higher ceiling. That way, you'll get more of that "falling from the sky" rain feeling, resulting in a more enjoyable experience, every day.
Want the best budget-friendly XXL rain shower for your luxury shower remodel?
If so, you might fall in love with this KunMai Ceiling Mounted Rain Shower, our #6 pick on our countdown.
For those looking for an insane amount of coverage (20" x 40"), but not looking to spend thousands of dollars to do so, this KunMai model is a great choice.
While it may not have all the smart features that more expensive models on our list have, it does have beautiful LED lights that work like a charm.
Overall, if you check this Kunmai model's price, you'll likely find it's hard to beat in this category of "size versus cost."
Looking for a top-rated integrated ceiling rain shower kit for luxury shower remodels?
If so, our #7 model on our countdown, the Juno Showers Waterfall Rain Shower, would be our top choice.
With this Juno Showers all-in-one kit, you get everything you to create your own modern ceiling rainfall shower set up, with all matching fixtures, bundled.
Suppose you're worried about your fixtures not matching perfectly, and you want a quality ceiling integrated rain shower kit. In that case, I'd recommend checking the price of this Juno Showers model because it just might be the one for you.
Face Size: 18.11" x 11.81" rain shower, 5.03 hand shower
Finish Option(s): Chrome
Special Feature(s): Posh luxury shower panel kit
Our best friend, Hansgrohe, you're back!
At #8 on our list is our top luxury shower panel you can buy this year, the Hansgrohe Duschsystem Rainmaker 27106400.
For those who want to turn their current bathroom into a contemporary masterpiece, wow their guests, and give their bathroom a touch of luxury like no other - we recommend this Hansgrohe model.
If you appreciate the finer details, refuse to settle for less, and want the super-reliable performance you only get with Hansgrohe's, this model is an excellent choice to buy.
At #9, lookin' fine, we have the Kohler 45205-A-CP Arched HydroRail Kit, our top budget-friendly luxury shower panel to buy.
For those who want a luxury shower panel, but don't want to spend thousands of dollars on one, this Kohler model is a great middle ground.
Like most luxury shower panels, you get a large rain shower head (this one is high-angled for added luxury), a modern hand shower, and a seamlessly integrated design.
However, if you check the price of this model, you'll likely find it costs you a fraction of the price.
Are you looking for a hand shower's versatility, but the coverage of a more traditional showerhead?
If so, you'll love our #10 pick here, the Delta Faucet 58498-RB, our top dual luxury showerhead of the year you can buy.
With its all-metal stretchable 60-82" hose, you get plenty of length for things like washing your pets, keeping the hard-to-reach places of your shower clean, and doesn't twist, turn, or look ugly like cheaper plastic models will.
Then, combine that with its large-sized modern stationary shower, four modern finishes to choose from, and a Lifetime Limited Warranty to help guarantee your satisfaction, and you're left with a stacked deck and our top dual shower for luxury remodels of this year.
Looking for a top-rated ceiling-mounted budget-friendly rain shower kit?
This 16" ceiling-mounted SR Sun Rise Ceiling-Mounted Rain Shower, our #11 pick on our countdown, just might end your search today.
With its ultra-thin, sharp-angled, and modern design, this SR Sun Rise model checks all the right boxes you look for when creating a stunning contemporary luxury shower.
Then, when you check it's shockingly low price, you might even wonder why you haven't bought it sooner and had it installed months ago!
Nearing the end of the countdown, we have our top wall-mounted budget-friendly luxury shower kit of the year to buy, the SR Sun Rise Wall-Mounted Rain Shower Kit.
If you're unable to do a ceiling-mounted rain shower kit, the next best thing is to go with a wall-mounted rain shower, like this model, yet again from the top-notch manufacturer SR Sun Rise.
This wall-mounted version is slightly smaller (only coming in a 12" size). However, you still get to choose between four beautiful modern finish options, it similarly comes with a Lifetime Limited Warranty, and it also offers a shockingly great deal.
Last but not least is our top traditional luxury shower head you can buy for this year, the Speakman S-2251-MB Anystream.
Do you love modern styling?
Because while it's growing in popularity, every shower configuration is different, unique, and an opportunity to create something one-of-a-kind, so it's not always the best.
So, we've included this Speakman S-2251 MB Anystream because it gives you a timeless traditional-styled silhouette and six fantastic finishes to choose from, our favorite being the Matte Black (pictured).
Pro Tip: Going with a darker finish for your luxury shower remodel is a great way to create more depth, increase contrast, and draw more attention to your room's features. (4)
Buyers' Guide (Top 3 Tips to Know BEFORE Buying a Luxury Shower Head)
Still not quite sure which shower luxury head on our list is right for you?
If so, don't worry! Check out our buyers' guide with our top 3 tips to know before buying a luxury shower head to ensure you'll be only the upmost satisfied with your pick for years to come.
Now, let's begin with our first tip to follow to further aid your search.
#1 Know the different types of luxury shower heads available
Knowing the different types of luxury shower heads out there on the market is crucial when selecting one for your remodel. So, we've broken it down into three simple categories:
Ceiling-Mounted Luxury Shower Heads
Ceiling-mounted luxury shower heads are, as the name suggests, luxury shower heads mounted via the ceiling, requiring the feeding of your waterline through the top of your shower.
Wall-Mounted Luxury Shower Heads
Wall-mounted luxury shower heads are top-quality showerheads installed via your wall, rather than through your ceiling.
Combo Luxury Shower Heads
Combo luxury shower heads consist of one or more high-end showerheads that work together simultaneously to create a more versatile experience.
For this type of luxury shower head, be on the lookout for bundled hand showers, body massage jets, shower faucets, and shower arms.
#2 Look for bonus features that excite you
Our #2 tip to follow to ensure you get the perfect high-end shower head for your remodel is to look for bonus features that excite you because the last thing you want is to purchase an expensive item with features you'll never use.
Who likes doing that?
So, we've rounded up our top bonus features for you to look for to help ensure your honeymoon phase is built-to-last:
- LED Lighting
- Remote Controlled
- Combo'd With Modern Hand-showers
- Body Massaging Jets
- Special Spray Modes (Ex: Hansgrohe's famous "Rain Air" Mode)
- Waterfall Modes
- Tarnish-Free Finishes (like our top shower doors and shower pans we reviewed this year)
- Embedded Shower Valves
- High-Angled Rain Showers
- 2-1 Dual Showers
- Combo'd With Matching Shower Faucets
- Self-Cleaning Nozzles (like our #1 shower head of the year)
- Water-Saving Features (like our top low-flow shower heads to help you save more water in the shower)
#3 Find the top deal for you
Our final tip for you to follow before buying a luxury shower head is to find the top deal for you, which includes the warranty offered, total shipping costs (if any), and the final price.
We recommend going with manufacturers that offer at least a five-year warranty, but preferably a Lifetime Limited Warranty to be extra safe.
For shipping, since you're dealing with luxury shower heads and not your average ones, we recommend being a bit more patient.
Hansgrohe shower heads, for example, are manufactured in Germany, so they'll typically take a little longer to ship, but they're well worth the wait.
Otherwise, look for free shipping costs (if provided).
The final price includes all the factors we've discussed above. Remember to know what type of luxury shower you want to create, look for bonus features you'll use frequently, and of course, go with the best final price for you.
The Bottom Line: Should You Buy a Luxury Shower Head Today?
Now that you've seen our top 13 luxury shower heads you can buy on the market today, for 2020, and our buyers' guide to further aid your search, all that's left is to choose the perfect model for you.
Hansgrohe has been in business for over 100 years for a reason, and that's because they're one of the best at what they do, at least in our books, and for their countless devoted fans.
If you haven't experienced their stress-melting "RainAir" spray mode, 11/10 engineering, and unmatched performance that you'll only get with a Hansgrohe - you're in for a treat, my friend.
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