Install a bench
You may have seen shower benches when browsing through some of our beautiful bathroom images. A shower bench can be a great way to relax, store your shampoos, soaps and other products – and it’s also useful if you need to shave your legs. If you have the space, we think they’re worth considering. This leads on to our next point ...
Shop around for the best tiles
You’re going to be standing on them and staring straight at them, so make sure you choose tiles that are both high quality and visually appealing.
Good choices include natural stone, porcelain and marble. Note that your bathroom will look much more spacious if you use the same tiles throughout the entire space.
Pay attention to lighting
A downlight or two in the ceiling is certainly the easiest lighting solution for your shower, but is it the most attractive? Probably not.
With LED strip lights hidden in the nooks and eves of your shower, you can create some really dramatic lighting. If you opt for LEDs, you can often change the colour too, adjusting the hue to match your tiles and fittings.
Consult with an expert beforehand
Yes, it sounds obvious, but this tip will save you the most hassle down the line. One of the reasons it pays to have a chat with a plumber is to find out whether or not your fittings are compatible with your pipes and home’s water heating abilities. Opting for multiple shower heads may look good on paper, but there could be hidden costs.
Similarly, speaking with a designer will help you to understand all of the options available from a design perspective. For example, they may suggest floating vanities to open up a small bathroom, or expanding a window to let more light into the shower.
If you think you’re ready to move on to the next stage of your shower planning, take a look some of the shower offerings from the companies in our gallery below.
We’ve also got this useful luxury shower guide which includes further tips and advice.