Three rising shower trends
Jane Gilchriest, director of Alternative Bathrooms, reveals what’s next in store * Going horizontal: showering has evolved into a complete spa wellness experience incorporating variable programmable body jets. One bubbling trend is the horizontal experience, as featured by Dornbracht, which allows you to get clean while reclining. There is nothing worse than having a body jet that just trickles out, so be sure that there is sufficient water flow (and drainage) for decent shower pressure. * Digital technology: customise your showering experience with clever gadgetry that allows each family member to exactly control the functions and set the temperature to their preferences. An app also allows your smartphone or tablet to operate the shower remotely so it is perfect the second you step in.
* Air boost: water efficiency is on the minds of shower manufacturers and many are now developing products to adhere to new regulatory requirements without comprising a luxury wash. The addition of air in the Hansgrohe shower heads means an ample amount of air is sucked in and infiltrates the water so the
stream remains powerful but lighter, using less water.