A Look at the Different Types of Shower Panel You Can Choose

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.

Shower Towers

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.

shower panelMost 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.

Thermostatic control

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.

Spa style

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.

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28 Responses to A Look at the Different Types of Shower Panel You Can Choose

  1. The Furnshop says:

    This is such an interesting post. I liked these ideas to choose different types of shower panel. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Chan Kuok Xu says:

    After a long day at work or a tiring workout at the gym, a good shower is enough to wash all the stress away. You don’t even need a fancy one like the spa style, just a simple shower tower and you could just relax and ponder about things alone. It is one of the most enjoyable task that one can experience everyday.

  3. Maritza says:

    I never knew the existence of booster pumps to improve water pressure! The last time my family started complaining of Low water pressure, we just changed the entire unit. Great article! I will keep it for reference the next time I want to get a new shower.

  4. Meenatchi Nagasubramanian says:

    It is really interesting to find that showers can save water bills. How much will be the cost for installation? Is it possible to install this in a rented house without damaging the walls?

    • ContractorGuy says:

      Hi Meenatchi,
      Installation varies widely. I’d suggest you get a quote in your local area. As far as installing in a rented house, you might need to get permission for that, but it shouldn’t damage the walls.

  5. Eduardo Bernal says:

    I’d like to have this kind of luxury experience in my bathroom, after a long day the best thing you can do is to relax in your own private space. I think the spa style would be my personal favorite one, thinking about a really therapeutic relaxing massage. I’d love to experience that.

  6. Tytianna Porter says:

    Love the thermostatic control. It really gives you control over the electricity they you use for your shower. Although it would be great to have a hot water switch to turn off the hot water all together to better conserve energy but I think this is definitely a good start.

  7. Ntehni says:

    Arriving home after go to the gym, work or camping activity and jump into the shower is one of the best things to do. Not only because is relaxing it also helps to meditate about those things that we liked the most or some that need to be solved.

    Either way everyone enjoys a shower. Knowing that it would be a very staisfying one, that we do not need not worry anything but only how many time we are going to spend in it, that´s luxury. A very nice one to have, also it could be very affordable.

    Reading this makes me realize how can you improve what you already got. I have never wondered about anything beyond the temparute level of the water, trying to get to the exact point , not to cold or hot, was a guessing game. But now I know that adquiring some panels for thermostatic control would be automatic. That´s great!

  8. Celso says:

    Rarely do we stop and ponder, how much time we spend in the bathroom: Technology has made bathrooms much more attractive, and a pleasure to be in. With showers that have dancing spray jets synchronized to some of your favorite music, to showers with massage jets to soothe your aching muscles or a steam function to treat your skin. Thanks to thermostatic controls that keep a constant temperatures I can send my children to the shower worry free. I remember the days when my older brother would go flush the toilet to get a good laugh at my screech, that will not happen anymore. LOL

  9. After a tiring day, the best thing to relax and resuscitate all your senses is by taking a good shower. I become a fan of spa style feature as soon as I read about it, where at your own your bathroom you can take bath or enjoy the steam, massages or even music and lights. Seems more like a power booster to me.By reading this article it feels like technology nowadays has so much to offer us and when it comes at making a shower experience wonderful than how else one can count benefits better.

  10. Jakana Kiwanuka says:

    The bathroom or better yet the shower is one of the few places in which one can be alone with their thoughts while feeling the water slowly trickle down their skin giving the relaxing feeling of having your muck go down the drain. But as human beings the thing that sets us apart from the machines and the animals is our diversity as a species. Diversity that can be showcased with the smallest or largest of differences.
    Take our bathrooms for example, we can customize our bathrooms to best suit our respective needs with shower towers for those of us with limited space, thermo stat controls for those that need specific temperatures or are in fear of a sudden change in the temperature and Spa style bathrooms after all. Everybody loves a spa.

  11. Chrystelle says:

    One of the most important space in a house is the bathroom particularly your personal bathroom. It’s a place that resemblance your bedroom. In that in mind, you need to be very precise and true to your needs in deciding what will be the ambiance of your bathroom. While reading this article, I realized the importance of choosing the right kind of shower panel. For me, I like the spa-style shower panel because I like pampering myself and it is more convenient than going to the spa salon.

  12. Samantha Imperi says:

    Showers can be the best way to relax after a long day, and with all that technology has to offer, showering keeps getting better. The addition of lights and music to a soothing stand under streams of hot (or perhaps even cold depending on how you’re feeling) water is a spectacular innovation.

  13. David Hasan says:

    Yes, that’s right .. Lately, many people have used the shower panel. Because it would be more practical and save on water bills. Which makes it interesting, will give the impression of luxury in the bathroom where there are various types that we can choose and it will certainly affect the price of the shower panel .. For the price range of about $ 50 seems to have quite affordable.

    Thank you so much for sharing this article.

  14. Becky says:

    I would love to have this kind of luxury at home. Great innovation for a shower person like me!

  15. Aznor Azizul Dzulkefli says:

    It is common for people to upgrade their bathroom with better shower panels that will suit the theme and look of the bathroom. It is valuable information for me when it comes to renovating my bathroom, at least I know which to use and how I can get the affordable one in the future.

  16. Sugheson Nagarajan says:

    Personally. I find the thermostatic control feature to be a very amusing and useful mechanism. Not only does it ensure safety for its users, it also gives us comfort and a sense of security knowing that the temperature of the water remains constant throughout the entire shower. Besides that, looking at all these wide range of choices available makes me feel at awe with the pace of technological advancements that has been paralleled by artistic masterstrokes. Class.

  17. Julianne says:

    Comprehensive article on shower panels. Thanks for the sharing and contribution, now this makes it easier for us (well, at least I) to explain specifically to the interior designer regarding what kind of shower panels desired for the new home. Spa styles are absolutely attractive to be installed at home, but the cost of it is also an essential point to consider about.

  18. faithbanawa says:

    wow, technology is really on the move this days., convenient to use even for small-sized bathrooms with affordable prices I hope,,

  19. Raja Asif says:

    As people are improving their life style they prefer to equip and decor their bathrooms with the modern stylish showers with balanced water pressure, smooth working, modern angular shaped and with the ease of use. very nice article about different kinds of showers panels.

  20. Zeeshan Iqbal says:

    Technology at its best, lot of varieties available in the market according to the access of peoples & space in their bathroom. Different peoples have different choices, some like Shower Towers, some of the peoples are interest in Thermostatic control and colorful peoples like stylish to fully decor their bathroom. nice article about shower panels.

  21. smajgpma says:

    Here is a good article about innovation at the bathroom. These wide range of shower panels is perfect for different needs of people.

  22. Sanju Mathew says:

    This is a real novelty for small bathrooms. Technology is now in our bathrooms too. A smart shower is a great option. But at what cost ?

    • ContractorGuy says:

      Prices can vary widely. You can find some typically as low as $50 USD on up to the hundreds. Best to shop around for best deals.

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