The average person spends 5 months of their life in the shower. For many, a shower starts the day and a good, refreshing, rejuvenating shower is essential. But with so many choices, how do you choose the right shower? Here are our top 3 considerations to help you choose the perfect shower.
Mixer or thermostatic?
The first consideration is whether to choose a mixer or thermostatic shower, but what are they?
A mixer shower mixes both hot and cold water inside the fitting before it comes out of the showerhead. The main advantage of mixer showers is that they can be wall-mounted and installed with your existing water system, this means that installation is quick and simple. A thermostatic shower maintains a constant temperature using a dial or knob and doesn’t require you to blend hot and cold water yourself. Thermostatic showers are perfect for kids as they prevent scalding and if suddenly the supply of hot or cold water falls, the shower will automatically stop.
The truth is though, you can have the best of both worlds and choose a thermostatic mixer shower. Practically all of our mixers are thermostatic! Check out this beautiful chrome mixer, thermostatic shower placed in an elegant walk-through wet room
Arguably, the most important factor when choosing a shower is the style. At HelloBathrooms, we offer a multitude of options to make your dream style come to life. The first question is; do you prefer a traditional or a modern style? If 'traditional’ is your bag, we’ve got you covered. Something like our ‘traditional exposed two outlet with head and riser kit’ is the perfect ‘Victorian’ style. The rounded edges and enamel tap handles create a timeless elegance that will have you showering like an aristocrat
If you prefer a more modern look, we have plenty of options, for such design aficionados. Your next choice is going to be between round showerheads or square ones. Square shower heads are very much ‘on trend’ and help to create those sharp geometric lines emblematic of Bauhaus design. If you are after a chic minimalist look, you can’t go wrong with our chrome Vema mixer shower.
The next thing you need to consider is the colour. Uniquely, we offer our fixtures in a variety of palettes to fit any design. Something like our matt black Italian Vema shower is perfect for creating darker accents in a bathroom and giving it a sleek modern look.
Do I need an electric shower?
There are considerable advantages to choosing an electric shower. An electric shower doesn’t rely on a boiler or supply of hot water. This means an end to fighting over who used all of the hot water and are perfect for busy homes. Thermostatic electric showers regulate the water temperature to ensure that a pleasant temperature is maintained while washing. Many people suffer from skin problems from using too hard water and a shower like the T80Z Fast-fit thermostatic shower using Dura-Flow technology means that it is ideal for those who prefer softer water.