Installing a shower in your bathroom makes bathing quick, convenient and can help you save on your water bills. The last few years have seen a shift away from boxy plastic shower controls to more sophisticated panels offering a range of functions. Let’s take a look at some of the available options.
When Considering a modern shower panel, a shower tower would be your most likely choice. As a unit that is fixed directly onto the tiles, it uses both hot and cold water to create your ideal temperature. The beauty of these showers is that they offer a variety of shower options. All the jets and controls are located on one vertically mounted unit, making them a great option when space is at a premium. They can be easily fitted into a bathroom or wet room with no need for a specialist enclosure.
Most panels include a shower head, body jets and an additional hand held shower attachment for maximum convenience. These shower panels require a normal water flow-rate to offer optimum performance but there’s no need to worry if your water pressure is on the low side. You can easily add a booster pump to experience the full range of options. These towers are available in a range of styles to suit any bathroom.
Choose elegant chrome for a timeless, contemporary feel or a bold, black finish to an aluminum tower for a sleek and dramatic look. If you like the traditional style, choose a tower with a rose head. For something a little more modern, an angular L-shaped tower provides stylish impact.
Panels featuring this inbuilt safety device ensure that your water remains a constant temperature throughout your shower. Even if someone runs a tap elsewhere in your home, there is no need to worry about suddenly freezing under the water. More importantly, you can rest assured knowing there is no danger of overly hot water scalding you mid-shower. If you have a young family or are worried about an elderly person’ safety, panels featuring this type of control can be very reassuring.
Many panels offer a range of functions to provide you with a truly luxurious experience. Choose one with massage jets to soothe your aching muscles or a steam function to treat your skin. If you have had a long day at the office or pushed your body to its limit playing sport, a therapeutic Body massage in the shower will leave you feeling energized. Many showers even offer lights and music for the ultimate in indulgent relaxation. With this type of shower, you can enjoy all the pleasure of treating yourself to a spa experience in the comfort of your own home. What could be more blissful?
There is a huge range of panels to choose from, so whether you are looking for sleek style or high-performance showering, you’re sure to find one that is right for you.
Sara Donovan writes for a variety of home and lifestyle websites. Passionate about interior design, she loves to keep up with the latest trends in shower panels, bathroom décor and home improvements.