Showers to consider for your bathroom

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Showers to consider for your bathroom

The Sunday Mail

WITH so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the best type of shower for your bathroom. Here is everything you need to know to decide.

Body showers

Body showers consist of multiple spray heads placed at different heights. They can be adjusted for direction, intensity and spray pattern. Hydrotherapy enthusiasts will love the muscle relaxation and tension relief that body showers provide. For those who appreciate speed and efficiency, expect complete body cleansing in record time. Body showers also allow people with low mobility to clean hard-to-reach places without much hassle. These showers can be attached to a panel containing the main showerhead or the heads can be built directly into the wall. For couples, large space or pure indulgence body showers can also be attached to opposite walls.

Curbless showers

Curbless showers, also called barrier-free or zero-entry showers, offer a seamless transition from the bathroom floor to the shower.

They are a kind of walk-in shower.

Curbless showers are popular for their open-concept designs, easy cleaning and functionality.

The absence of a threshold allows for maximum accessibility, ideal for senior citizens or people with mobility challenges. However, there are some downsides. No door means less privacy, and they tend to be colder. Without proper sloping, there is the risk of poor drainage and spills onto the bathroom floor. Professional installation can ensure adequate sloping and waterproof flooring to prevent water leakage or overflow.

Eco-friendly showers

Eco-friendly showers are the way to go if you are environmentally conscious. Made from environmentally friendly materials, they reduce your water and energy consumption. Complete with lower utility bills, these showers are designed to minimise water usage, without compromising performance. High-tech features such as low-flow showerheads, aerators and smart water control systems help conserve water and promote sustainability.

Handheld showers

Handheld showers allow users to have flexibility, increased reach and directional control. They allow you to hold on to the showerhead and direct the water flow wherever you need it. This detachable showerhead can be mounted on a wall bracket or held by hand. People with mobility issues, caregivers, children and pets will enjoy the practical benefit of bringing water closer to the body. It permits people to shower while seated, target difficult-to-reach areas and clean the shower enclosure easily. Installation typically involves adding a wall bracket and setting up in-wall plumbing connections.

Rainfall showers

Rainfall showers make you feel you are standing under gentle rainfall. If you crave a soothing, downward spray, it is the perfect type of shower. The larger showerhead disperses water in a wide pattern. With their elegant design and luxury feel, rainfall showers create a spa-like ambience. Rainfall showers are ideal for showering, as well as washing and conditioning hair. Offering salon-like rinsing capacity at home, rainfall showers cover the body, from head to toe. For optimal water distribution, installation typically requires a ceiling-mounted shower arm or an overhead shower arm.

Steam showers

Steam showers can turn your bathroom into a soothing spa-like retreat. These showers are equipped with a steam generator that creates a relaxing atmosphere. They are great for athletes and gym buffs hoping to recover from sore muscles and they can also offer relief to those suffering from respiratory issues or skin problems. Steam can help open airways, promote circulation, relieve muscle tension, hydrate and relieve itching (though you should consult your doctor to be sure of the benefits). Steam showers require proper ventilation, waterproofing and an airtight enclosure to effectively contain the steam.

Tub-shower combo

Tub-shower combos offer the best of both worlds. You can have a quick shower on busy mornings and a long leisurely bath during a lazy weekend. This option is perfect for individuals and families alike. This combo is also an efficient use of space, eliminating the need to have separate areas for each component. Installation is not complicated and simply involves integrating a showerhead and faucet into the tub area. A tub-shower combo can be styled with a shower curtain or glass enclosure to suit the aesthetic of the bathroom.

Walk-in showers

Walk-in showers are a good choice if you are looking for a modern, minimalist design with a spacious feel. They may be curbed or curbless and feature a door or be completely open. Walk-in showers make it easy to transition between the bathroom floor and the shower stall. Ideal for people with limited mobility or those planning to age in place, walk-in showers can increase independence. Walk-in showers might have a lip, ledge or raised floor to contain water within the shower area. Wheelchair users will benefit most from a curbless walk-in shower model. —

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