Designing your shower in 4 steps

Your bathroom is one of the most used rooms within your home, so it should feel warm and welcoming.

Your shower plays a big part in creating the tranquil space you deserve – making those dreaded early morning showers that bit more bearable and allowing yourself to relax after a long day, washing any stresses away.

Therefore, getting the design right really makes all the difference.

When it comes to levelling up your bathroom, The Plumbline know exactly what they’re talking about. Here are their easy-to-follow shower design steps.

1. Assess your bathroom space.

It’s all well and good looking online or in showrooms for inspiration, but you need to consider your own unique space.

Do you have a large, spacious bathroom or is it a bit more compact?

Your options may be slightly limited if your space is on the smaller side – you don’t want your shower to take over the whole room.

If you want to make the most of your small space, consider a quadrant shower enclosure, perfect for a small corner.

If your space is slightly larger but you still want to retain as much floor space as possible, a rectangular enclosure may be the solution, adding a touch of indulgence whilst remaining practical in its placement.

Or perhaps you’re after more of a statement shower design. In this case, D-shaped shower enclosures complement larger spaces, creating the ultimate shower experience.

2. Choose your shower door.

Once you’ve decided on your shower enclosure, it’s time to choose your shower door.

There are plenty of shower door styles out there. However, again, the size of your bathroom may influence this decision.

Bifold doors and sliding doors are perfect for smaller spaces. They’re practical and don’t take up much space, whilst still looking great and working well with any bathroom style. 

Where space isn’t an issue, sliding doors are still a popular choice. However, you can also afford to branch out and consider hinged doors. These add a timeless, sophisticated element to any bathroom.

3. Shower panels or tiles?

Next, you need to decide on the material you’re going to use on the walls within your shower.

Tiles are a traditional choice, bringing an undoubtedly stunning look to any shower whilst also adding the much-needed waterproofing element.

However, shower panels are fast becoming an increasingly popular alternative.

Not only are these boards entirely watertight and easy to clean, but they’re also faster to install than individual shower tiles, and can even be installed over your old tiles.

Bring attention to your shower and create an eye-catching feature with a vibrant colour or interesting texture. Or, if you’re after something a little more subtle, opt for a glossy neutral panel for a sleek and modern finish.

4. Deciding on your fixtures.

Now it’s time for the finishing touches.

Choosing the perfect fixtures for your bathroom will tie the whole design together, helping achieve your desired atmosphere.

Take your shower head, for example. Create a soothing, almost spa-like experience with a ceiling-mounted waterfall shower head. Or, for a more practical addition, consider a wall-mounted shower head – these work especially well where water pressure isn’t the strongest.

You could even have the best of both worlds and install both within your shower, allowing you to have quick, practical morning showers and long, calming evening relaxations.

Make sure to take the colours and materials of these fixtures into consideration, too.

A chrome finish enhances the timeless feel of any shower cubicle. Or, if you’re aiming for a more modern touch, black or gold fixtures are an easy way to achieve this.

Your final shower design

Although your shower design may be somewhat influenced by factors out of your control, such as the size and layout of your bathroom, it should ultimately reflect your own personality, enhancing and customising the style of your bathroom.