Stepping under a cascading shower can be one of the most luxurious feelings in the world. Homes & Living found some of the finest
The power of a good shower should not be underestimated. The right one can awaken the senses and leave us invigorated and ready to face the demands of the day.
Nearly 90% of UK households, according to AMA Research, have at least one shower in their home, and with demand for super-stylish systems continuing to grow, leading bathroom specialists now offer an array of solutions for both traditional and contemporary interiors.
“The bathroom continues to be a key element of our homes, playing a much greater role beyond that of its traditional function as just another part of the daily routine,” says Robin Levien, international designer at Ideal Standard.
“It has become both multi-purpose and multi-functional, an oasis of escapism and relaxation. A place for reinvigoration, transformation and even somewhere to pose, ponder and play.”
Dreaming of a shower upgrade? The first stage in the planning process is to address a number of key issues, such as water pressure, the fabric of the building and ceiling height.
“The most important thing is to ensure you choose a shower system that’s compatible with your water supply, to make sure you have sufficient water pressure to give optimal showering experience,” says Joe Stephens, product designer at Roper Rhodes.
Once the practical points have been addressed, you can drench yourself in the fun bits.
Aquaglass and Sphere Tinted Slider, from £890, Frontline Bathrooms, see www. frontlinebathrooms.co.uk for nearest stockist
Moments shower column, from £350, available from Ideal Standard, see www.ideal-standard. co.uk for nearest stockist
The concept freedom dual shower, from £636, with M1 rainshower, fixed riser, M3 handspray and pin handles, all Ideal Standard