How to choose the best shower for your bathroom

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Are you about to renovate and are looking for the best shower for your bathroom? With so many styles and types to choose from, it can be a bit of a minefield trying to pick the perfect one.

That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you choose the best system for you and your home.

Water pressure

First things first, you need to find out the water pressure in your home, which is the measure of force that the water travels into your pipes. You need to know this because different showers require different water pressures to operate effectively.

Houses with a combi boiler will typically have high water pressure, while those with a cold water tank will often have low water pressure. You can quickly and easily test your water pressure by getting a large jug and timer. Simply run your water on full for six seconds and multiply the amount of water (e.g. 1 litre) by 10 – which will give you the flow rate.

The type

There are many different types of showers to explore, so think about what will best suit you and your bathroom. For instance, a mixer shower allows you to combine both hot and cold water at the same time – so you can get the perfect temperature.

If you have a gravity-fed system, an electric power shower may be the way to go as they are easy to install and offer a great flow rate. Or if you’re looking to up your shower experience, you could opt for a digital shower. They can be operated from your smartphone so you can switch the shower on as you roll out of bed!


When choosing your shower, you should take some time to carefully consider the right size for your space. Are you planning to have a big walk-in shower? Then a large overhead rainfall shower with a separate handheld system may work well for you.

Or if you’re fitting a new shower over your bath, you may prefer a unit that takes up less space. In this case, a slimline swivel head or detachable shower may work well. The key is to measure the space and work with your plumber to assess the existing pipework to get the right option for you.


The next thing you should consider is the design of your shower. Think about the overall look of the space and the interior design style that you’d like to go for. For instance, if you are going for an industrial design, a matte black shower would look great.

If you prefer sleek and modern fittings, then a chrome shower with simple lines may be best for you. Or, if you like shaker-style bathrooms, then a brass shower may be more your thing.

Getting the right shower depends on several factors, including water pressure, size, and type. It’s worth working with your plumber to assess the needs of your bathroom so you can find the best solution for you.

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