Expert tips for increasing water pressure in your shower

A gold brass shower head running with water
(Image credit: Matki)

If you're standing under a dribbling showerhead, wondering why the water pressure is more of a trickle than a cascade, you're not alone. Low water pressure in the shower is a common annoyance for many homeowners, but fortunately, there are several ways to fix this issue.

From learning how to clean your showerhead effectively, to identifying when it's time to call in the experts, we’re taking a look at some simple ways to increase water pressure in your shower. 

Headshot of Barrie Cutchie,  Design Director at BC Designs
Barrie Cutchie

Barrie Cutchie founded BC Designs in 1999 and has been at the forefront of bathroom innovation and design for over thirty years. BC Designs is a nationally recognised and well respected design house that offers beautifully crafted products in all areas of the bathroom market, from showers and baths to vanity units and worktops. 

Gabriella Dyson
Assistant Editor

Gabriella is Homebuilding & Renovating's Assistant Editor. She is a DIY enthusiast and a lover of all things interior design. She’s spent the past decade crafting copy for regional publications, award-winning architects, and leading UK homeware brands. 

She has a particular passion for historic buildings and listed properties, and she is currently in the process of renovating a Grade II-listed Victorian coach house in the West Country. At Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine, Gabriella is responsible for curating the magazine's home case studies and regularly contributes to the Homebuilding website.