Personalizing Your Bathroom Shower
Without a doubt, the bathroom, and more specifically the bathroom shower, has changed dramatically over the last hundred years. From pre-Victorian times when the bath and toilet were separate rooms, through the present, to the smallish but most used room in the typical home, have merged together to meet the sanitary needs of modern man.
From Victorian times, the bathtub was often incorporated into the same room as the toilet for reasons of cost; all of the plumbing was located in a common area of the home. As bathing became more popular and the medical community advocated bathing daily, showering became the most efficient means to accomplish this.
Today’s selection of bathroom showers is eclectic and diverse as any other part of the home. From standalone, walk-in showers to the more traditional combination of tub and shower, the choices abound to fit any budget and lifestyle.
For the economy minded, a simple plastic shower stall with a tap and shower head will fit any virtually any bathroom. For more expansive budgets, a glass enclosed, bathroom shower with tiled surfaces add elegance to the overall design and of course price.
While single shower head fixtures are the norm, multiple shower head fixtures with a variety of controls for temperature and massage are also available. With advances in technology, such as the anti-scald valve it’s also a relatively simple matter to find a shower design suitable for those with physical impairments as well.
Because of the singularly expansive selection of fixtures and designs available, it is usually best to visit a shop that s specializes in bathroom design to assist you in personalizing your own bathroom shower. Using a computer, it is a simple matter to plan and view designs in three dimensions to see exactly what you can do to improve upon your own bathroom with the click of a button.
The bathroom shower has indeed changed over the years from a simple hose-like device to the extraordinary range of fixtures and features. Just imagine being at the center of a warm, gently pulsing spray of water cascading around your body relaxing you have a long day of work or play!
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