The Types of Showers to Consider When Renovating a Bathroom

Did you know that the average person will spend 416 days in the bathroom across their lifetime? So it makes sense to make it somewhere that’s nice to be.

While the overall look of the bathroom is important, smaller details can make a huge difference both aesthetically and practically.

One of these details is the shower. There are a few different types of showers that each have their own advantages. Keep reading as we take a look at some shower options and you can decide what is best for you.

Electric Shower

One of the most common types of shower is also the most versatile. Its biggest advantage is that it doesn’t need its own supply of hot water. The water is heated by an electrical heating element contained within the shower unit itself.

So with an electric shower, there will be no more arguments around the house about who used up all the hot water.

There’s also a financial benefit to an electric shower. Rather than heating a whole tank of water for a shower, the unit only heats the water you need, which could save you money on your heating bills.

Take a look at the gallery to see how versatile showers can be!

Is There a Downside?

The one thing that may be an issue with an electric shower is that they are reliant on the home water pressure – so you may find that the flow of water is weak.

Mixer Shower

A mixer shower is, as the name suggests, a shower that mixes hot and cold water. This means that the shower needs both a cold water supply and one from your boiler.

These types of showers are advantageous in a few ways. The biggest plus to a mixer shower is that the supply is stronger and therefore the pressure is better.

Traditionally, you’d see a mixer shower with an attachment to the tap. while these are still relatively common, you can get some style points with a concealed valve mixer shower.

This is where the valve is built-in behind the tiles of the shower unit, making it very aesthetically pleasing and giving you lots of style options.

Is There a Downside?

If you don’t have a large water tank, you might struggle to have enough hot water for the whole family. Also, should your boiler fail, your shower won’t provide hot water.

Digital Shower

Digital showers are for those who want to stay at the forefront of technology.

While they are essentially mixer showers, they offer far better temperature control and feature a control panel that can, in some cases, even be controlled by your smartphone!

The control panel will show things like water flow rate and temperature, so your shower can be just the way you want it.

One thing you’ll need to make sure of is that your digital shower is compatible with your heating setup at home.

There Are Types of Showers to Suit Every Need

Contained within the types of showers in this article, there are almost infinite customization options, so you can be sure that you can find the perfect shower for you.

If you’re looking for bathroom renovations, why not get in touch to find out how we can help you with your bathroom remodeling!

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