Our fast-paced lives mean we crave convenience and often opt for showers over having a bath. In fact, if space is an issue most people don’t even bother having a bathtub at all. Choosing a new shower, therefore, is really important, especially if it’s your only source of getting clean. It also pays to do your homework because there are many different factors to consider too.
From the actual shower type to the overall style, we don’t blame you for feeling daunted so get it right the first time with this handy guide; 5 Things to Consider When Buying a New Shower.
Your Type of Water System
The type of shower that you can have may be determined by your water system. For instance, if your home is older then it’s more than likely that you will have a gravity system. With this type of system, a pump is used to provide extra shower pressure if needed. Additionally, combis need a higher water pressure, especially for large showerheads.
The Different Variety of Showers Available
In terms of choosing the right shower, this is where it can all get complex but plan well and you will have what you need from your new bathroom design. With five different types, all of these showers work brilliantly in their own way so let’s take a look at these options in full to find the right one for you:
Thermostatic Showers are the safest for the elderly and young children. There’s also no risk of scalding if another tap gets turned on elsewhere in the property.
Mixer Showers are easy to install as most bathrooms have a hot and cold feed. They also work best if your home has a high water pressure or can be used with a pump if it’s low.
Electric Showers are the quickest and easiest to install. They’re also cheap to run so ideal for ensuites or second bathrooms for guests.
Eco Showers help reduce water and energy bills. They can also be used for both the electric and mixer variety of showers.
Digital Showers are the latest trend and controlled by a power panel. Sophisticated setups, there’s no visible plumbing just custom options for the perfect shower.
Styles of Showers for Bathrooms Leeds
The amount of space you have in your bathroom will determine your shower style. A major factor, this will also dictate how big you can actually go. First of all, measure your space and plan what shape will fit in best i.e. square, rectangular or quadrant and then consider the following options to achieve your dream showering room:
Over the bath showers are great if your bathroom is on the smaller side. It’s also an option that’s practical and ideal for those who can’t do away with the tub forever.
Free-standing showers work best for medium to large-sized bathrooms and en suites. They also come in a variety of shapes and sizes and often require side panels and a door.
Walk-in showers are brilliant for bathrooms that benefit from lots of space. They’re also a trend on the rise and definitely a symbol of modern bathroom design.
Overall Bathroom Layout
When it comes to the layout of your bathroom design, it’s key to plan where the shower will fit. One bad choice and this may change the ambience of the space itself. You should also ensure you have plenty of space for your needs, that the bathroom is private but has natural light. Get this right and your new bathroom will be a space that you’ll cherish forever.
Finally, let’s take a look at what will suit your budget because there’s no point in spending a fortune on tiles and then sacrificing your shower’s performance. They differ in price depending on style, size and different features so if it’s a luxurious experience you really want, you might want to reserve some of your budget for this. If not, a standard and practical shower will leave more funds for the finishing touches but to get an idea of cost, contact our team, Direct Heating for Bathrooms Leeds.
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Thank you for reading this week’s post on how to choose the perfect shower. It’s certainly a choice that you can’t take too lightly if you long for years of showering bliss. For further advice on Bathrooms Leeds our team are experts in renovations, so to discuss your project please call the office 0113 212 8077 or get in touch online.