All About Shower Design: What You Want to Consider
Choosing the Right Fixtures
Whether you are building a shower from scratch or updating an existing one, choosing the right fixtures are a key part of shower design. When sourcing shower fixtures, first ensure they are of high quality. GROHE prides itself on its German craftsmanship to provide you with fixtures that look and perform their best for years to come. From there, consider what individual fixtures will create a functional yet elevated shower experience. With a wider variety of finish styles now available, you can choose unique shower elements to customize your shower, but maintain a cohesive look with matching finishes.
• Rain Shower Heads: One of the more popular types of shower heads, this shower feature not only makes a statement in your shower, but it also offers a larger surface for a drenching spray. GROHE’s Rainshower 310 Mono Rain Shower Head features a generous 12” diameter and water saving technology for an eco-conschous shower head that doesn’t sacrifice on performance.
• Body Sprays: Shower Body Sprays or Jets instantly add a flair of luxury to your shower for spa-like pampering. Explore the versatility and customizing features of GROHE’s Rainshower Aqua Body Sprays.
• Hand Showers: Often overlooked, hand showers are one of the most efficient fixtures you can add to a shower. From cleaning the shower walls to washing pets, a handheld shower faucet makes it effortless to target small areas and hard to reach places. GROHE’s Rainshower SmartActive Hand Shower offers three spray settings for a design that serves your day-to-day needs.
Pressure Balance Valve vs Thermostatic Valve Trims
Curbed or Curbless
For those with small spaces, the way in which your shower door opens is an essential piece of the puzzle. Although hinged swing doors are common for most showers, they open outward and require at least 22” of clearance from other objects. In cases where you can’t sacrifice floor space, a sliding door may be the best option.
Niches and Seating
Shower benches are often seen as an unnecessary element, but for those designing showers for long-term use that can adapt with aging family members, a shower bench may help to create a more accessible shower.