5 Things to think about before you install a shower

5 Things to think about before you install a shower

There really is no better feeling than enjoying a refreshing shower, especially on hot and sticky summer day, right?

And when it comes to planning and designing your new bathroom space, there is a lot to think about when it comes to changing your shower.

We’ve created a helpful guide outlining 5 things that you should think about before picking and installing a new shower – we hope you find it helpful!

Your lifestyle

Before you choose your shower, it’s important that you think about your family set-up, lifestyle and general day-to-day requirements, as this will have a huge impact on the type of shower that is suitable for you and your family.

Think about who is using the room and how they use it? Do you have elderly parents who visit on a regular basis, or even disabled friends and family? – all of these factors will have a baring on the type of shower that will be best suited for your needs.

Water Pressure

Before you spend a small fortune on a shower with an enormous rainfall showerhead, it’s definitely worthwhile asking a plumber to check whether or not your water pressure is able to accommodate this type of shower. If you’re re-furbishing a bathroom or an en-suite, you might even have to install a new pump!

Space and layout

Before you pick out your bathroom’s fixtures and fittings, you should think carefully about the layout of your bathroom.

For example, do you have the available space to accommodate a bathtub and shower without your bathroom becoming overcrowded? If you haven’t, you might want to think about investing in one over the other. At least this way you will be able to invest in a shower or bathtub that meets your exact requirements.


Your bathroom space is home to a whole host of lotions, potions and other bathroom necessities that end up dominating the majority of shower areas!

So rather than slipping and sliding on a bar of soap or falling over your shampoo bottle in the shower, why not integrate an effective storage shelving unit into the design of your new shower cubicle? Integrated shelving is a great way to keep your shower space clean, tidy and clutter free – you can even use LED lighting strips to create a striking focal point.

The more flush, the better

Despite popular believe, it’s much better to opt for a flushing fitting that can be integrated and set into a tiled floor on a slight gradient. This will allow the water to drain far more effectively than it does in step in showers.

With this in mind, we’d definitely recommend steering clear of step in showers if at all possible.

Here at Kenneth Installations in Glasgow, we can help you to create the perfect bathroom in line with your exact needs and expectations. If you have any questions about any of our services, our friendly team is always on hand to answer any questions that you might have.