Choosing a Shower

Choosing a shower can be difficult with the multitude of options now available. The best showers don’t just get the water flow and temperature right – they steal the limelight with their trend-setting looks, too.  Have a read of this latest post for a few tips on choosing a shower to help obtain the right look for your home’s style.


Exposed or concealed fittings

Exposed fittings will generally give you more of a vintage feel than concealed ones – plus, they’re easier to replace or repair because they don’t have to be hacked out of the walls. The downside? There’s more fittings to polish after you’ve taken a shower.

Make a rain shower

If you’re going for minimalist looks for your shower room, a rainfall shower is the way to go. Angular brushed chrome fittings will give your shower or wet room a pared-back contemporary look, and for sheer luxury, pick the biggest shower head you can find.

Want to be a trend setter?

The next hot look for bathroom fittings is Oiled bronze, which is darker and more aged-looking than its shinier equivalent. Perfect for vintage- or industrial-style rooms, it works best on shower fittings with an old-style appeal. Another hot look is unlacquered brass – particularly with exposed fittings to show off the material to best effect.  The brass really stands out against a dark colour wall.


Add a splash of colour

If your shower room needs a colour injection, one way to do it is with the shower fittings. We’d suggest limiting the colour to the shower heads for an easy-to-update look that is subtly stylish rather than overpowering – and keep the matching accessories to a minimum.


Programme your shower

The most high-tech showers don’t just allow you to pre-set temperature and flow preferences for the whole family, they also give you a choice of showering experiences to suit your mood, in-shower lighting options and some will even play soothing music. Much better than a soak.


Here at CPL Bathrooms we can provide you with expert guidance in choosing a shower.  Our in house team of designers know our brands in great detail so we can advise you on anything from Villeroy & Boch to Imperial to Keuco – or any of our other bathroom brands.  We want to help make choosing a shower (or any other bathroom furniture or fixing!) an enjoyable experience, so please visit our showroom or browse our website to see how we can help.