Choosing the shower for a property involves a few decisions, and this includes which of the various shower systems to use. There are a number of options available on the market, with each system having its own advantages. Taking some time to consider the various styles allows a property owner to make an informed decision as to which best serves their needs.
Hand held shower systems have the advantage of providing a little more control of the shower head. In this style the shower head is not permanently fixed to its mounting bracket. Rather it has a flexible hose supplying the water and the shower head can be removed from the bracket and used manually. This means it provides all the benefits of a standard fixed head shower, as well as providing a little more flexibility by enabling the user to take down the shower head and spray themselves from any direction by hand. For the additional benefit that this provides, a hand held system is a style that many people prefer.
Steam shower systems incorporate the benefits of a standard shower with a steam generator that provides a sauna-like experience. This style of shower system comes in a variety of sizes, from smaller models in which the user stands to larger steam shower enclosures which have seats or benches for added comfort.
Typically, steam systems come fitted with a door which seals tightly when closed to stop steam from being released into the rest of the bathroom and causing problems. When finished, the user simply has a shower to refresh themselves. The added benefit of taking a shower is that it helps to condense and disperse the steam in the enclosure. This means that when opening the door and leaving, the steam is not released into the bathroom. For those that like the relaxing experience of a sauna, a steam shower enclosure is an option to consider.
Spa shower systems bring some of the features more commonly found in professional spas into the home. Some of the options available include hydro massage showers. This style typically has a number of specially designed faucets positioned such that they direct wide jets of water at key massage points on the body. This provides a relaxing massage and cleansing shower in one.
Other options for spa systems include LED showers. These combine a shower with color therapy, with a variety of colored lights designed to provide a soothing experience while showering. For those that like to visit spas, installing a spa system brings the experience into the home.
Those that enjoy a greater coverage of water when they bathe should consider multi head shower systems. These have two or more shower heads, which typically work independently of each other. This provides the advantage that the user can direct the separate water jets at different areas of the body and enjoy an enhanced shower experience.
In some cases, multi head systems will have only fixed heads that swivel to direct the water in different directions, while others have a mix of fixed and hand held shower heads. Some of the top of the range multi head showers can provide a massage-like experience, with enough shower heads to provide a surround shower experience.
Companies that offer custom shower systems typically provide someone with the freedom to choose a shower design that incorporates the features they like in a shower. This allows a customer to mix and match different features such as fixed, hand held, wall mounted and ceiling mounted shower heads, and come up with a one-of-a-kind system for their property. While this is typically a more expensive option to choose, it has the advantage that the homeowner gets a system produced exactly to their specifications and with a custom fit for their shower enclosure.
A number of companies manufacture shower enclosure systems, with some of the names to consider including Kohler, Grohe, and Vigo. Whatever your preference in terms of shower systems, there are options to suit. This varies from the simpler handheld systems to full surround shower enclosures, providing a range of choice for property owners to find a system that works best for them.