Important Things To Consider When Choosing A Shower

Have you been thinking of updating your bathroom recently? If you have, have you decided whether you want a shower or a bath? In this busy day and age, more people are opting for showers over baths and it is easy to see why. Showers are quick, showers are efficient and showers take up less space. 

So where to start when choosing a shower?  You want to ensure you are buying the best shower for your needs so it is important to do your research.

Not only have you got to work out the measurements but you’ve got to think about all of the different elements of the shower such as the shower basin, the showerhead, the shower filter, the shower controls and the different spray options. 

Here are just a few things you should be looking for when choosing a shower.

What water system do you have?

This is important to know as the type of water system you have in your house could affect the selection of models you can choose from. An electric shower will work with any water system but others such as mixer systems will not - a mixer shower would be well suited to a high pressure water system whereas a low pressure water system would be better suited to a power shower.

If you choose an electric, shower you need to consider the kW rating - the higher it is, the more powerful your shower will be.

What features do you want?

A shower may seem pretty simple but there are actually a few different things to consider when it comes to the features available. Do you want a thermostat which keeps the temperature steady to stop that horrible feeling when it hits a scalding hot temperature followed by ice-cold? What about a maximum temperature or a variety of spray options? 

These are all things you will want to think about before choosing a shower. A shower head with one of the top shower filters purifies your water and prevents limescale build-up and is another thing you may want to consider.

What look do you want it to have?


Another consideration is the design of the shower itself. You are going to want one that not only has the relevant features but also fits in with the design of the rest of the room. Whether you go for super modern and minimalist, or chic and luxurious, or Victorian and traditional there is a style for you. 

When giving your bathroom a new look you will want the shower to fit in seamlessly. That is why it is important to think about how it should look.

What budget do you have?

Finally, and perhaps some would say, most importantly, you need to think about the budget you have available. It is all well and good choosing a shower with a specific look and specific features but if you can’t afford it, then there’s just no point. Work out what funds you have readily available and find the best value for money you can with the features and design you want. You may be surprised to see what is out there that you'll love!

I hope this guide helps you to choose the perfect shower now you know what you want!

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