Taking a shower is a great way to relax and stay clean, so why not customize it to what you have in mind?
When it comes to your shower, there are so many ways to make it your own. From shower heads to stools and bars, a few small tweaks can transform your shower from a functional space to your own personal oasis.
One of the most important fixtures in your shower, the shower head you choose influences the shower process significantly, especially when it comes to water pressure and ease of use.
There are two basic types of shower head: the fixed shower head mounted on the wall, and the handheld shower head, which is attached to a flexible hose.
Fixed shower heads are more popular on the whole for several reasons. Primarily, they’re easy to install and even easier to use; once installation is complete, just turn on the shower and you’re ready to go. In addition, fixed showers are available in a wide range of head shapes and flow types (rectangular, square, round, in star, etc.), providing an opportunity for complete customization. They can even be placed on the ceiling to create a soothing rainfall effect.
Handheld shower heads detach from the wall and come with long hoses, allowing users to thoroughly wash even hard to reach areas. These options are more flexible than fixed shower heads, and are generally preferred by children and older adults. Handheld shower heads also make cleaning the shower itself easier, and offer greater customization in pressure and flow.
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Adding an element of safety and relaxation, a shower stool can be a worthwhile accessory for any shower space.
Basic shower seats, or simple seats that can be removed from the shower when needed, can be easy and affordable options, making it easier to wash and clean. If you are considering a basic shower stool, make sure you follow all safety regulations, and purchase a stool specifically designed for showering with non-slip feet.
Wheelchair shower seats are also excellent options for bathers in need, offering a backrest and armrests to provide a comfortable experience while still offering support. These seats are ideal for larger bathrooms.
For those seeking something a little different, bath-shower combination seats offer a lot to the look and feel of your shower. Featuring removable seats with a storage basket option, no risk of sliding or breaking, and comfortable cushions, this luxurious option can take your showering experience to the next level.
For those seeking space saving options, folding shower seats can maximize shower space while still offering a supportive seat with no risk of slipping. Some folding seats are specially designed for certain shower styles, MAAX offering folding seats in L shape or a rectangle to slide neatly into alcoves and corners.
A seat integrated into the shower is perhaps the easiest option; when your seat is always in one place, you’ll never forget or misplace it again. Offering stable support, these options can be custom installed, or can come with your shower setup.
Highly practical in any shower area, grab bars can be an excellent way to enhance the form and function of your shower. By offering the support you need to stand up and sit down, these unique additions come in numerous sizes and styles to help you find the right fit for you.
Straight grab bars are the most basic, offering an easy, straightforward option. These bars install vertically, horizontally, or diagonally on the shower wall in the position of your choosing.
Ergonomic grab bars, on the other hand, feature three gradients to ensure stability and support throughout the showering experience. The upper section, located closest to the wall, provides an easy place to grasp when showering, while the transition zone allows the hand to slide while changing positions. The lower section can be held onto or used as an armrest while sitting.
Pivot grab bars provide a little more variation, swinging 180 degrees to provide support at every angle. These bars feature several locking points along the way to ensure stability, and can be installed horizontally and vertically.
Faced with a small bathroom? Consider installing storage space in your shower to help optimize your space while keeping bathing necessities organized.
Shelves are useful to deposit your soaps and shampoos. When chosen in a beautiful glass finish, they can add a modern touch to your shower, like this corner shelf.
Shower racks are perfect for those who live in an apartment and can’t modify their shower. Racks can be hung anywhere depending on your shower’s design, from your curtain rod to your shower head. They also require little maintenance as the grid allows soap to flow freely through the structure.
Recessed storage modules are a convenient way to put away your accessories without taking up precious standing space. This kind of storage is easiest to put in with tile walls, as the shelves can be installed on the wall studs before laying the tile. With some shower models, adding a recessed storage module is a breeze!
With so many options to enhance the look and feel of your shower, there’s no reason to settle for a bland, boring experience when you don’t have to. With a wide range of shower heads, seats, and grab bars within your reach, there’s nothing holding you back from creating the shower space you’ve always wanted.