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Which Type of Shower is Right for You

Bathroom Equipment

By Syed ImranPublished 4 years ago 3 min read


This article provides information about the various types of shower, their systems, shower shapes and heads, so the reader can decide which type of shower is right for him/her.

Bathroom is one of the most essential part of our home. The basic fixtures of a typical bathroom are toilet, sink and a shower or bathtub. In this article, we will guide you about the various types of showers, so you can decide which type of shower is right for you.

Custom Showers:

Custom Showers can be built according to your personal needs and preferences. The possibilities are endless, as you can customize every aspect of them according to your exact specifications. There are wide range of showers designs and components that you can select for your bathroom. You can also build them in very small and tight space where pre-fabricated showers won’t fit. However the downside is that, custom showers are difficult, expensive and time consuming to build.

Prefabricated Shower:

Unlike custom showers, prefabricated showers are readymade showers with all the necessary shower components built into the unit. This includes wall panels, shower head, shower fitting, shower base or floor, and a variety of shower accessories. So, all you need is to choose the right one for you, according to your bathroom’s space and requirements.

Although they cannot be personalized according to your exact preferences, but there is a huge range of these showers available in the market with variety of features, that can match the combination you have in mind. Take some time and research, you will find the best showers that can match your bathroom and suits your needs in a budget-friendly and easy to install way.

Types of Shower Systems

Once you decide to have a customer shower or prefabricated shower, now you can choose the shower system which allows you to control the temperature and pressure of water coming from the shower.

Mixer Shower System

Mixer shower system is the most commonly used manual system, you will find in majority of home bathrooms today. It mixes hot and cold water together by moving the valve manually, to get the required temperature.

Thermostatic Mixer Shower System

In thermostatic shower system, a thermostat controls the water temperature coming from the shower head. You just have to set the desired temperature, and water will come out at that specific temperature each time. This safety feature is very useful if you have children or elderly persons at home.

Many thermostatic mixers have digital control panel. These shower systems are also called digital showers.

Electric Shower System

Electric shower system does not require hot water supply. Instead they heats up the cold water from their built-in heating system. They are getting popular, as they instantly heat up the water from the shower. Although, Electric showers don’t requires hot water supply, but they use electricity to heat the water, which may affect your electricity bill.

Shower Shape

Shower shape refers to the basic shape and layout the shower area. It can beatify or ruin the shower experience and looks of the Bathroom when fitted. As a wrongly selected or fitted shower (according to the space) will not only look bad, but also won’t feel comfortable while taking the shower. Whereas, a carefully selected and smoothly fitted shower will not only look artistic and enhance the look of the bathroom, but also make your showering experience more soothing and relaxing.

Shower Heads

Shower heads are the main part as the water comes from the showerhead. So it should be carefully selected from a wide range shower heads types out there with different styles and features. The most popular one are wall mounted, ceiling /top mounted, rainfall, handheld, dual, LED and low / high- pressure shower heads to name a few.


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