In the fast paced environment of the modern world a quick shower is becoming a staple of everyday life and a way to let off some steam after a busy day.

For many people the choice of shower is the most important element in the bathroom and with the range of choices available to the consumer it can be one of the most difficult.

To help with this difficult decision below are some of the most important considerations when purchasing a shower:

1. Size

There are a multitude of sizes to select when picking a shower. The size and layout of the bathroom needs to be carefully considered. For example, if you want to upgrade to a power shower (and in some cases, this can be a necessity) then you'll need to allow more room for the increase in water pressure.

If you're looking to install a shower tray, enclosures or shower bath, all the measurements need to be carefully considered beforehand. By drawing up a blueprint it can give a clear indication of how everything will fit into the bathroom.

Handy hint: Why not use SketchUp 3D Design Software to plan out your bathroom?

2. Style

There is a mixture of style options to choose from when it comes to showers. If you are having a complete overhaul then the design of the shower enclosure is a treasure chest of ideas; from the walk-in style to a sliding door enclosure.

Our popular 6mm curved walk in shower enclosure with tray gives you easy access.

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As more modern designs are made available it is important to consider how the style will affect the shape of the bathroom. Overcrowding a room with an elaborate design could prove to be an unsightly image and not what was originally intended.

For further advice on shower enclosures, check out our shower enclosure buying guide.

3. Position

With the style and size also comes the positioning. Where the shower is finally positioned could change the whole momentum of the room, for better or worse. However, access to the water pipes should always be the priority consideration when deciding on this.

4. Height

Consider the differing heights of the people using the shower. If you're looking to use a shower head in a fixed position this may look very good in terms of style but the height will have to be considered carefully. With other moveable heads this may not be a problem but it is vital to always consider the comfort factor in bathrooms when modernising.

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A slider rail kit, like our Splash model, means you can easily adjust the height of the shower head.

5. Cost

Consider your budget for decorating and decide whether you want to spend a large chunk of it on the shower. By carefully considering all the elements above and concluding what you need and don’t need, you should be able to work this out relatively easily. By spending a bit more, you'll obviously gain a better quality product, but this could be at the expense of other items in your bathroom.

With the shower being an important element for many people’s bathroom the choice cannot be taken too lightly. A slightly differing water pressure or fitting could affect the overall look and performance, but if all the options are considered you should be on your way to enjoying years of shower pleasure.

For further advice on choosing the right shower, read our shower buying guide.