You know what you want from your custom shower, you’ve selected the fixtures you want as part of your space, and you’re ready to take the next step and put it all together. By taking the time to put your shower together smoothly, you can create a personalized retreat.
Tub or No Tub?
Will your shower space also have room for a bathtub? The design and layout of your shower area will change depending on the floor space available, and some attachments may not fit in a bath setting. If you do want a tub, you will probably want your shower attachments to be on the same wall as the faucet. Integrating a bath may also mean you have fewer attachments in general – keeping the walls clear may be useful to create a more peaceful space for baths, or there may simply not be room to have sprays and showerheads and still have room to relax while you soak.Back To Top
How Many Showers?
How many showerheads do you want? If you want a handshower, you can either have a separate mechanism from the main showerhead or simply use a showerhead that can also be used as a handshower. This is also dependent on the space available – two showerheads require more space, but they can also run simultaneously. If you have enough space, you can have as many as three – perhaps a handshower, a typical showerhead, and a rain showerhead for additional relaxation.Back To Top
Bodysprays generally require a three-wall shower enclosure and plenty of space, since they are designed to be mounted on either side of the main shower. They also extend from the wall and are mounted lower than showerheads, so there must be enough space for the bodysprays as well as the user. Bodysprays can save time by rinsing your body more quickly than a traditional showerhead, and positioning the sprays lower than a typical shower can create a niche of comfort to relax and refresh you. You can use bodysprays to completely surround yourself with water, rather than the single stream of water a typical showerhead provides.Back To Top
If you want to have a spot to sit down, space is essential. You will need to have room for a seat as well as enough space to move comfortably around the rest of the shower. There are many kinds of seating options; whether you have two walls or three, seating can be an excellent addition.
Custom Shower Setups
Of the various possible setups, a few are most common:
- An alcove has two walls and two showerheads, one on each wall. This allows two people to shower at once if desires, and allows the shower to have a regular showerhead and a handshower.
- Normally, a tub/shower combination has a three-walled tub with a faucet and showerhead at one end. A handshower can be added, which can also act as the main shower. Keeping the shower parts at one end keeps them out of the way, and the handshower can be used while in the bath as well as during a normal shower.
- If you have a three-walled shower, a body shower can be efficient and relaxing. It consists of a combination showerhead/handshower in the center with bodysprays on the walls on either side. This allows you to run the bodysprays while washing with the main shower, saving time and surrounding yourself with a cocoon of soothing water.
Whatever your space, there is a way to get what you want out of your shower system, whether it's a quick morning pick-me-up or a relaxing soak at the end of the day.Back To Top