Written by Hayley Gilbert & Sara D'Souza

7 of the best showers

Getting the best bathroom shower is important for so many reasons. Firstly, if you’re going to start your day right, then nothing beats an invigorating shower. It’s the perfect wake up or unwind at the end of the day. Secondly, given the increase in energy and water bills, you’ll want to make sure you have the most energy-efficient shower to save you money. So, before you start any updates, take a look at some of the best bathroom showers on the market…

1. Voice activated bathroom showers

Smart technology is branching out into all areas of our homes, including our bathroom showers. Aqualisa’s Quartz Touch Smart Shower syncs up with Wi-Fi and smart home systems and can be controlled remotely using Amazon Alexa or Hey Google. The app allows each family member to create a personal profile with their preferred temperature, water flow and shower duration plus the SmartValve technology prevents scalding with a maximum temperature setting.

Modern monochrome wet room with white robe

Aqualisa’s Quartz Touch™ Smart Shower from £973

2. Thermostatic control

In a brushed brass finish, the Central Multifunction Thermostatic Shower Kit from Crosswater keeps water at a consistent temperature thanks to its thermostatic valve, while the riser rail is height adjustable from 740mm to 1300mm. The round fixed shower head is perfect for an invigorating wake-up call first thing while the handset is handy for hair washing. It also comes in chrome, brushed stainless steel and matt black.

The Crosswater bathroom showers come with a thermostatic control

Crosswater’s central Multifunction Thermostatic Shower Kit from £675

3. Simple styling

In a shiny chrome finish, the Hoxton Shower Set with Outlet Elbow from Britton is a simple showering update that will suit all bathroom and ensuite décor as well as smaller spaces including over-bath showering. Its contemporary design also comes in matt black or brushed brass and it’s made from solid brass, which makes it durable and hard wearing.

Contemporary design also comes in matt black or brushed brass.

Britton’s Hoxton Shower Set with Outlet Elbow from £209

4. Multi-spray

The Grohe Rainshower 130 SmartActive hand shower is quick and easy to install and features an ergonomic controller on the back to adjust the spray settings from the pulsating ActiveMassage to an invigorating Jet Spray or gentle Rain Spray. It also has a flow limiter to reduce water consumption by up to 50% and comes in 11 different metallic finishes including Brushed Cool Sunrise and Nickel. The chrome finish is scratch resistant, and will stay smart for years and there’s an innovative InnerWater Guide which means the chrome will last longer and it also protects against scalding.

Bathroom shower that can reduce water

Grohe’s Rainshower 130 SmartActive hand shower from £79.99

5. Water saving

With its unique halo design, Methven’s Aio handset will instantly transform the look of your bathroom shower. It has a flow rate of nine litres per minute to help save water, great for families with teenagers, while the Aurajet technology gives up to 20% more spray coverage and twice the skin contact, so you won’t compromise on that invigorating shower experience. If you’re after a quick upgrade on your shower head, simply unscrew the old handset from the hose and add the Aio for a superior shower experience.

This water saving kit is a favourite for lower bills

Methven’s Aio handset from £123.98

6. Hand crafted bathroom showers

A traditional design perfect for period properties and classic bathroom schemes, the Langbourn exposed bathroom shower set from Perrin & Rowe is styled in highly polished chrome and hand crafted in the UK. It comes with a thermostatic valve with lever handles, split riser, easy-clean discus shower rose, pencil handshower and riser diverter kit. The Langbourn shower set is named after a buried stream under the City of London and the collection, while taking its influence from history has modern brassware with clean, tubular forms.

This handcrafted shower has a thermostatic valve

Perrin & Rowe’s Langbourn exposed shower set from £3,150.84

7. Cool touch

Make a statement with the matt black Thermostatic Bar Mixer Shower from Bathrooms To Love, the shower head is square and reminiscent of a super cool hotel bathroom and gives a high pressure shower experience at the touch of a button. It features Cool-Touch technology and thermostatic mixer to protect against scalding along with an integrated diverter ceramic valve for smooth and consistent water flow, a long 1.5m hose and adjustable riser kit with handset.

Crittal decor is still a growing trend

Bathrooms To Love’s Thermostatic Bar Mixer Shower from £558


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