Are you building a new home, or getting ready to renovate your current home? There are likely a lot of things on your mind while you get ready like fixtures, paint, and flooring. Have you given any thought to your shower, yet? When it comes to choosing a shower for your bathroom, there are plenty of things to consider. Take a look at our blog for some ideas.
First, consider your budget. Get a certain price point in mind, and try to stick within it. You may find that when you start looking, what you want is outside of the range, so be prepared to change your budget once you have a better understanding of what’s available.
Next, think about the fixture type. This isn’t the shape of the shower, but the actual showerhead. Do you want a single head spray showerhead, a rain shower head, or are you looking to get fancy with multiple shower heads that hit different parts of your body?
Take this time to also consider the finish of the fixtures. While the options may seem overwhelming (polished chrome, brushed chrome, polished nickel, brushed nickel, hammered nickel, stainless steel, bronze, brushed bronze, oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass, black and white), consider your paint and flooring choices, and also the fixtures in other areas of the house. Consistency can be key.
Think about the valve type as well, as this dictates how easy it is for you to get the temperature in the shower just right. A mixing valve or two separate valves both have advantages and disadvantages. Pick the one that works best for you!