3 ISSUES FOR JUST £3 Subscribe to Sussex Life today click here

10 things to think about before you buy a shower

PUBLISHED: 11:52 27 April 2017 | UPDATED: 11:52 27 April 2017

Paul Craig 2015 all rights reserved

Time to update your shower? Mags Hollings, Manager and Designer at Ripples in Brighton offers her advice

Your lifestyle: Before you jump straight in think about how you shower and who will be using the shower. These are questions that I ask my clients, so it’s important that you ask yourself them too.

Your options: You might like the look of an overhead shower (hotel-inspired designs are big news after all) but think about your options. You might also want to incorporate a hand-held shower too, perfect for those of you that don’t want to get your hair wet and is essential for rinsing out the shower afterwards.

..

Your water pressure: Before you consider which shower you’re going to opt for, think about your water pressure. Do you have a gravity fed system, combination boiler or pressurised system? Also consider the size of your water tank, is it large enough to meet your water needs?

Your future: If this is your forever home then you certainly need to think about future-proofing the shower. You should be thinking about non-slip tiles, grab bars and maybe even a seat area in your shower. To give your seat a more luxurious feel, top with mosaics or stone.

..

Your space: Create the biggest shower you can out of the amount of space you have, it really is as simple as that. Whether that’s a walk-in shower or a shower enclosure, both can be designed to look exactly how you want them.

Your layout: Think about the layout of the whole room, if you’re going for a walk-in shower then place furniture away from the shower so you minimize how wet items get.

..

Your approach: To the shower, that is. If you can avoid it, try not to have a step in to your shower instead go for a flush level floor, which can be achieved with a very shallow tray, or a tiled gradient floor.

Your heating: Think about adding under floor heating and wall heating to dry up moisture, this will give off a low level heat and heat your tiles. Now when you step out of the shower you won’t fill a chill but thanks to heated floors and walls your room will remain warm. Luxury redefined.

..

Your storage: Think about creating a shower recess to store your bottles that might normally clutter the floor of your shower. Stylish and practical.

Your lighting: At Ripples we offer customized lighting solutions for your shower, maybe you want lighting that changes at the click of a button, lighting placed on a timer or on a PIR sensor (so that when someone steps in the shower, it automatically comes on), these are all options.


Adastra Place, 38 Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8AP; 01273 841228; www.ripplesbathrooms.com

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Sussex Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Sussex Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Sussex Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Homes & Gardens

Yesterday, 16:01

Head to these South Downs villages for a chance to experience modern amenities and stunning, picturesque views

Read more
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Fantastic rail links, picturesque views and community spirit make this small Sussex village an ideal place to call home

Read more
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Residential property company heylo recently signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging its commitment to fair treatment and support to the Armed Forces community, including regulars, reserves, veterans and their families. The signing took place in a ceremony held at Wellington Barracks

Read more
Monday, June 25, 2018

Community lies at the very heart of this Sussex parish, which was once home to Rudyard Kipling

Read more
Friday, June 1, 2018

The bathroom is one of the most heavily used rooms in the house yet in most cases it is one of the smallest. The growing popularity of en suites, plus the need for additional downstairs WCs, mean that space-saving solutions are increasingly in demand

Read more
Monday, May 21, 2018

Despite its rural location, the South Downs market town of Midhurst is alive with community spirit

Read more
Monday, April 30, 2018

When planning a large bathroom the choice and options can feel as daunting as it does exciting. At Sussex Plumbing Supplies, our bathroom design experts take the headache out of the design stages, letting you enjoy the experience If you can’t make it to an SPS showroom, fear not as we have compiled trend and design advice here to inspire your big bathroom planning. We could say they’re the 7 Wonders of the Bathroom World but that might be taking it too far…

Read more
Monday, April 30, 2018

So you’ve finally made the decision that it’s time to replace your bathroom. Maybe your existing suite is the colour of coral with a basin shaped like a seashell or you just want to treat yourself after that huge bonus! Whatever the reason, here are six top tips for creating your dream bathroom

Read more
Monday, April 23, 2018

From historic beginnings to life as a popular seaside resort, Bexhill has a lot to offer. Rebecca MacNaughton finds out more

Read more
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Following the success from last year’s St Michael’s Hospice Open Gardens, which raised over £36,000, they have now launched their 2018 season

Read more
Monday, March 19, 2018

Historic Billingshurst offers a surprising amount for a rural village

Read more
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

David Salmon Furnishers has over 30 years’ experience bringing top quality furniture and original products to shoppers

Read more
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The West Sussex coastal town isn’t just for tourists. With new attractions and plans to expand the future is bright

Read more
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Twineham Timber near Haywards Heath produces bespoke locally harvested wood products for local tradespeople and interior designers. Harry Maddock speaks to Gary Fisher

Read more
 
Great British Holidays advert link

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Sussex's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Property Search