It's estimated that the average person spends 30 to 60 minutes every day, 182 hours every year, and about 2.5 years of their life in the bathroom. Seeing as we spend so much time in this space, why settle for a bathroom that's outdated?
While major remodels are necessary every decade or so to update and fix anything old or broken, most interior designers recommend making minor tweaks to a bathroom once every four to five years. These small updates ensure your bathroom is an inviting, comfortable space.
When it comes to updating your bathroom, one area that you should pay close attention to is the shower. It’s safe to say the shower is probably where you will spend the most time in the bathroom since we all look forward to a long, hot shower or bath at the end of the day to relax and clean off. With this in mind, you’ll want your shower to be a space that is not only clean and functional but also elegant and welcoming.
Reflecting on the last year, we've compiled some of the most popular shower trends of 2021 to keep your bathroom looking fresh.
These wall-mounted systems are typically installed together with handles, roughs, and a shower head. They tend to be easier and cheaper to install, and also require less maintenance and cleaning since most of the plumbing is exposed. But the biggest reason why exposed showers are trending is their stylish look. Exposed showers come in a variety of different colors and finishes that complement a more contemporary feel.
So, if you’re looking to design a shower that is both modern and easy to maintain, exposed showers are the way to go!
Recessed shower heads can either be installed on the wall or the ceiling. Though, in many bathrooms, it's more practical to feature these shower heads on the ceiling to create a rainfall-like effect. As the name implies, these recessed shower heads fit snugly into the wall or ceiling. They also come in different finishes and with a variety of settings. Some even feature built-in lights to improve the ambiance of the space.
Rain Shower Head
Like recessed shower heads, rain shower heads can be installed on either the wall or ceiling. However, because rain shower heads are typically not recessed, both tend to be viable options. Fitting to the name, these shower heads provide the unique and relaxing effect of bathing during a rainstorm. They also come in a variety of finishes and sizes and can serve as either the primary or secondary shower head in your bathroom stall.
Adjustable Shower Head
Adjustable shower heads allow for the water pressure to be effortlessly adjusted. This is becoming an increasingly popular feature for showers, especially in households with residents who have different bathing preferences. They also come in many different sizes and finishes. An additional benefit is that they can also help to conserve water.
If you and your family, roommates, or partner want to customize your shower and water pressure, then adjustable shower heads are a great way to ensure everyone gets the experience they desire.
Vertical Mount Shower Heads
These shower heads are installed on the ceiling and help deliver a spray that is more straight up and down. Though it's a little bit more of a challenge to install vertical shower heads and there are more complex plumbing systems involved, these shower heads are quickly becoming a staple in bathrooms all over the world.
Wall Mount Shower Heads
An alternative to vertical mount shower heads, wall mounts tend to be easier to install and replace, and there is much less plumbing involved. These also come in more styles and finishes than vertically mounted shower heads.
While there are so many different types of shower heads and features to choose from, Luxury Bath for Less always offers top trending styles that add a touch of elegance to any bathroom. To upgrade your bathroom and shower to a more refined space, shop our selection of high-end bathroom and shower accessories for affordable prices!