I’m renovating my bathroom, and I’m torn between using an overhead rain shower or a handheld shower. Which is better? — other hand, handheld showers are more flexible because you can wash desired areas with it. This is most helpful when water pressure is low. Handheld shower fixtures are cheaper but are also less durable because the covering of the water line that connects the shower to the water supply may get disconnected in the long run. In any case, there are a lot of affordable designs in the market for both types.