Magazine article Sunset

Low Flow, High Style: The Latest Showerheads Are Eco-Friendly and Elegant

Magazine article Sunset

Low Flow, High Style: The Latest Showerheads Are Eco-Friendly and Elegant

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Kermit the Frog was wrong: It's easy being green. And stylish too. Installing a low-flow showerhead--one that uses a maximum of 2.5 gallons per minute--reduces water consumption by at least 50 percent over a nonconserving showerhead. When you consider that the shower accounts for up to 30 percent of household water use, this simple switch translates to big savings in water and energy bills. And today's fixtures are as striking as they are efficient.

All of the fixtures pictured here can be swapped in for a wall-mounted showerhead.

1 Modern. The slender 7-inch disk provides a rainfall feel. Axor Terrano (28485001); from $308. Hansgrohe, www.hansgrohe-usa.com or 800/719-1000.

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2 Accelerator. This brand-new model's 3-inch head revs up water with oxygen, giving it a pulsing action. Five-Star Resort Spa (40025); from $60. Oxygenics, www.oxygenics.com or 800/344-3242.

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3 Designer genes. Michael Graves lends his linear look to this three-setting 3 3/4-inch fixture. Michael Graves (RP40594); from $48. Delta, www.deltafaucet.com or 800/345-3358.

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4 Geometric. …

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