If you’ve been following me on my Insta-stories on my Spain and Italy vacation, you might have noticed that I am fascinated with bathrooms.
I mean, when you’re travelling, you’re not exactly hanging out in kitchens (unless you’re visiting friends and family) but there’s always a bathroom in the hotel room or a restaurant to see.
However, every single hotel room shower in Spain and Italy had one thing in common.
They had a rain shower head in the bathroom.
And of course there’s nothing wrong with that.
But the hand held shower head was at waist level. Just like this image below.
And there’s one tiny little problem with that.
What happens when you don’t want to wash your hair? It’s hard to lean back and not get your hair wet when you are underneath a rain shower head.
In North America, the hand held shower head is ALWAYS high enough so you have the option of using either one.
If you don’t want to wash your hair in Europe, you have to hold the shower head in one hand the entire time.
Here’s the bathroom in our hotel room in Capri. The countertop was the marble (on the right, below) the shower was covered in this blue mosaic and the rest of the floors and wall tile was simply an 8″ square white tile.
However, again, the hand held shower head was installed at waist level (above).
If you don’t want to open up the ceiling to install a rain shower head, you can always get a set:
My Mom joined us halfway through our month long Italy vacation when we had arrived in Positano (Terreeia knows how much I love my Mama and it was her suggestion).
Then we arrived in Capri, one night she decided to wash her smalls and here they are hanging up to dry in the bathroom I’ve just been talking about. Moms are kind of resourceful like that, haha.
Terreeia surprised my Mom with a cooking course in Positano the same afternoon that she arrived! She loved it! There they are on the right paying close attention (below):
We took a water taxi to dinner one night as well.
For those of you that read that I lost my luggage when we arrived in Italy, IT’S STILL MISSING! My Mom had to bring me a new laptop power cord and a few other items when she joined us.
It really is as beautiful as all the photos but it’s so much better to experience in person! I’ll write more in another post, we’ve just arrived in Tuscany for the last few days, we’ll be home on Friday!
Over to you my lovelies, do you have a rain shower? What makes them so great?
Frankly, I did not install one in my bathroom renovation last year and I think they are overrated and certainly an unnecessary feature in hotel rooms where they are also more expensive to install. If I had a steam shower, I would install one, but I’m missing why they should be installed in every bathroom. But that’s just my opinion.
I’m photographing my bathrooms when I return and will reveal them soon, eeek, one year later is slightly delayed I know!
What do you think about rain showerheads? Yay or Nay?
Is your Bath Perfect or Perfectly Nice?