Showers are a popular way of starting the day, and are so much more invigorating than a bath. They can also be a soothing end to a day, particularly if you have limited time. Accessorising your shower with a new shower set is a cost effective way of altering the feel of this space. A shower set typically consists of a shower head, and a set of taps, with mixers an increasingly popular space saving option. The shower head may also come on an adjuster bar or arm, a convenient feature for a family with different size bodies.
An almost infinite array of styles and designs exist to suit contemporary or traditional bathrooms. The most important factors to consider besides appearance are performance, functionality and durability. You should also consider how economical your shower set is. Look for its WELS rating – a star based water economy rating, with more stars indicating better economy.
Features to look for in a shower set include:
Shower sets come in a variety of finishes, including:
If you are remodelling, follow these simple pointers for an airy and spacious bathroom.
Bathrooms often suffer from space constraints so concentrate on this aspect when you are choosing a bathroom suite, fittings, fixtures or any accessories. Storage is also crucial in any bathroom for items such as toiletries, medicines and towels and helps to avoid it looking overly cluttered.
A bright airy bathroom is essential especially first thing in the morning, so plan for plenty of natural or artificial lighting.
The trend is toward uncluttered bathrooms, so try to bear this in mind when choosing your shower set and how it blends with the character of the room.
Stick to neutral colours when choosing items such as your tiles or the general colour scheme, as these will enable you to match items such as your shower set more easily.
Ensure that your floors are slip resistant and suited to this moist environment.
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