A shower module is the easiest type of shower to install. These modules come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Some even come with built-in shelving and seating. Alternatively, a custom shower built to fit your bathroom’s unique space is a wonderful option for those seeking a more luxurious addition.
Shower systems range from a basic overhead or handheld showerhead to an integrated rainwater showerhead with volume control and diverter. Some even have built-in iPod cradles so you can listen to your favorite playlist while you relax. Eco-conscious homeowners may want to consider a low-flow showerhead to conserve water. Newer EnergyStar low-flow showerheads boast optimal pressure so even though you won’t feel like you’re skimping while you help save the planet.
Building code regulations now require adding a pressure-regulating valve when replacing a shower system. This mechanism is for safety purposes. It reduces pressure should there be a drop in pressure while you are using the shower. For example, if someone flushes the toilet, the pressure will drop so a surge of hot water doesn’t burn you. A trend in shower system options is shower jet sprays. There are many different types of jet systems to choose from at various price points.
An in-house sauna—either attached to the master bathroom or in a separate part of the house—offers a level of luxury rarely encountered outside of a high end Manhattan spa. Hardwood saunas can truly transform your bathroom into a haven.
Shower jets, bodysprays, and shower jet systems offer anything from an overhead rainwater panel, a wall-mounted chest-high spout to a handheld jet. Combining several jets together will create a fully integrated sumptuous shower system.