A Buyer’s Guide to Showers

If you’re looking to build a custom shower in your bathroom, it may be overwhelming to know where to start. Showers can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but there’s way more than just style and size to take into consideration. Buyers should also be aware of their home’s water pressure, water regulations, ceiling height and much more. Here are the most important things to think about when considering a newly made or custom built shower for your bathroom.

Know Your Systems and Regulations

The most vital factor to take into consideration before investing in a new or custom shower is the unseen factor – water pressure. Make sure you know how much force is going into your pipes at home. Research the type of water system you have installed in your house, as not all systems can accommodate all types of showers. Do you have a boiler, or a water system? Some taps work well with one system, but can be problematic for the other. Knowing the details of your water system and water pressure can help you decide which type of shower you’re likely to get.

Know the Different Types of Showers

After deciding what type of water system you have running through your house, you’ll want to review the different types of showers you have available. Each system has advantages and disadvantages, and some may work better in your house than others. Here are some of the more common types of showers:

  • Thermostatic showers. This type of shower mixes hot and cold water together, but plays a huge advantage in how well it keeps the temperature you set it to. These showers are best for when there is more than one shower in the house, as its temperature won’t be affected if another person is also taking a shower. The thermostat will always remain at the temperature you set it to, without getting colder or having to share heat with another shower.
  • Power showers. Power showers often come with large showerheads that add a pump which increases the pressure and rate at which water flows out. These showers are ideal for homes with low pressure water systems, as the added pump can boost the increase of water and add a relaxing heavy pressure that you may not otherwise have the luxury of feeling.
  • Electric showers. Electric showers contain electric heaters which provide its own ability to heat water and keep the temperature high. It works in a similar way to a kettle, which contains its own heating ability. Electric showers are useful for smaller water systems as the shower takes from the cold water supply and then heats it up on its own.
  • Digital showers. Digital showers are the latest advancement in shower technology, and can provide a truly luxurious experience. All of the shower’s controls, including the preferred temperature, water pressure, flow rate, and timer, can be controlled remotely. You can turn on the shower from your bed so you don’t have to wait uncomfortably in the bathroom for the cold water to heat up. This shower is equipped with several personalised options to make the most of your shower experience.

Enclosures are Important

Lastly, you’ll want to consider the type of enclosure you want for your shower. Some showers can be built with transparent sliding doors, glass doors, doors with handles, or simple rods and curtains. A lot of modern showers are in a quadrant shape, allowing you to make the most out of your small bathroom space. Clear glass provides a luxurious look and modern appeal. Sliding doors offer plenty of space inside the shower for you to move around comfortably. Consider your budget and they