What Type of Shower to Buy – A Guide

Showers Buying Guide

Thinking of changing your bathroom this spring? Wanting to renovate your existing bathroom but unsure what fixtures to buy?  In this showers buying guide, you will find lots of helpful information on buying a new shower for your brand-new bathroom or if you are renovating your bathroom.  

Your bathroom is the room at home where you can escape for some self-care, peace, and quiet after a very busy day or just somewhere to relax and chill out.  We all need a sanctuary to escape to in our day-to-day lives, so why not the bathroom, and why not a new shower? 

It is a huge commitment to change your bathroom or make renovations to your existing bathroom.  

There are many different things you need to think about when choosing the right shower, and it is not a one shower fits all type of situation, so it is important to do your research and make sure you are choosing the right shower for your bathroom. 

One of the most popular styles is a chrome shower. There are many different types of chrome electric showers which are outlined below:

Mixer showers – One of the most popular showers sold in the UK. These types of chrome showers are a great idea to buy for your new bathroom or if you are renovating your existing bathroom.  They come in lots of different shapes and styles, and sizes, which makes them a great choice for any type of bathroom makeover. 

Power showers – Is your existing shower not powerful enough for what you need it for? It could be down to the pressure in the taps, or it most likely is because you need to invest in a power shower.  These are perfect to help fix the problem of limp pressure. 

Digital showers – Boasting the highest technology, these types of showers allow you to change the temperature or pressure digitally, and you can also move the temperature of the water at the touch of a button. Perfect if you want to have an extra 10 minutes in bed in the morning or 10 more minutes in front of the TV at night. 

It really is not that hard to decide which type of shower you want, but there are a lot of things you need to take into consideration before committing to the shower you want that will transform your bathroom or en-suite. 


What type of water system do you currently have?

One of the most common is the gravity-fed system which is usually situated in the loft space of your home. It can usually give very low pressure in the taps and coming out of the shower head. There are also combi boiler systems that do not have a water tank or cylinder and heat water as you use it, which in turn saves on energy bills. 

Once you know your water pressure and system, you can then start to make a decision as to which shower will be the best for your home and bathroom renovation. 

What type of style of shower do I choose?

There are two main categories of showers to choose from which include: 

  • Contemporary Shower – These are the most modern kind of chrome shower and are the most popular with people wanting to change their bathroom. They have a great, on-trend design that works for all kinds of bathrooms. They are also very simple and have a clean look about them. 
  • Traditional Shower – These types of showers have rain-fall effect types of shower heads and look amazing in any bathroom. They come in a very wide selection of styles or can be completely custom-made to your preference. 

How much space do you have in your bathroom for your new shower?

One of the main things you also need to take into consideration is the shape and space in your bathroom for your new shower to be fitted; depending on this will, in turn, help you decide which type of chrome shower you may want to commit to.

Some of the most popular in the UK are known as square, D-shaped, and rectangular-shaped showers. They are popular due to the fact that they fit into every size and shape of bathroom.  So do not stall and measure up and make a plan as to which shower will best fit what you want for your new bathroom fixture. 

What kind of shower accessories are available?

It is important not only to plan what type of shower fits in your bathroom but also what if any, type of shower accessories you may want as well. 

These include: 

  • Shower enclosures – completely covered or just a single shower enclosure there is a lot to choose from when it comes to the right shower enclosure, so be patient and plan which is the best for your needs. 
  • Shower trays – these types of accessories are great for those wanting to create a freestanding enclosure.  
  • Shower baths – not only will you have a shower fitted, but you will also be able to have a bath fitted; shower baths are perfect for families or those who like a long hot soak at the end of a busy day. 

How much does it cost to fit a new shower?

The next part of buying your shower is to find an experienced, competent technician who knows what they are doing and how to fit your new shower professionally. 

It can cost as little as £100 depending on what type of shower needs to be fitted or what extra work may need done.

So now you have all the questions answered and a plan of what you need to think about when buying a chrome shower, it is time to go out and buy one. Hopefully, this guide has offered you some great sound advice for your journey into making your bathroom more modern and also a much better place to relax and enjoy some self-care. If you are still unsure, visit Victoria Plum for more information and to chat with an experienced member of staff. 

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