The bathroom is a place in the house that serves many purposes, yet it is often seen as less important than the kitchen or the living room. Like all parts of the house, however, it is important to have efficient furniture in the bathroom, especially nowadays.
A shower is one of the most common bathroom furnishings that, like all furniture, should be chosen carefully to fit the style or size of your bathroom and your preferences, while being cost-effective at the same time. Here are a few things you need to keep in mind when choosing a new shower.
- Consider the amount of floor space your bathroom has
An increase in the demand for housing has left British bathrooms challenged for space. Choosing the type of shower pod that will go well with the floor plan of your bathroom is vital for maximising this space. The most space-saving type is the quadrant shower enclosure, which is usually paired with sliding or bi-fold doors. Frameless walk-in shower cubicles are also becoming a space-saving trend.
- Decide on a showerhead shape and type
Many modern shower pods come with perfect showerheads. Most showerheads come in plain round and square shapes, but round and square tubes are also finding their way into the market. There is not much difference between the function of round and square showerheads, although some designers would recommend the squares one to complement other geometric furniture in the bathroom, like the bath.
On the other hand, when it comes to deciding between fixed or handheld showerheads, the latter almost always has more advantages. Handheld showerheads give you more control during bath time, and cleaning is easier as well.
- Check the water volume
Do not make the mistake of buying a wasteful showerhead, only to find your water bill notoriously high every month. Average showerheads use at least 2.5 gallons of water per minute, but there are also water-saving models. Unless you initially intend to install a fixed rain showerhead, make sure to check the water volume first.
- Check the water pressure
Sometimes, having a shower that uses enough water volume may not feel satisfying if the pressure is not right. Water pressure is also one of the factors that must be considered when purchasing a showerhead. At the end of the day, rain showerheads with low pressure might feel less effective compared to average showerheads with just the right amount of pressure.
Be it for complete shower enclosures or showerheads, it is best to find products that have a warranty, just so you can be sure that the manufacturer will back you up in case something is not right. Shower cubicles with at least a five-year warranty are often the best deals, and, while uncommon, some showerhead brands include a lifetime limited warranty.
- Practicality always wins at the end of the day
Whether it is for maximising space or cutting down on the water bill, having a practical mindset while having a keen eye as a customer guarantees an excellent bathroom.
With the tips mentioned above, your bathroom will surely be transformed into a paradise that will outshine the other parts of your home.