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Luxurious Spa Showers

Updated: May 26, 2022

Helpful hints, tips, and things to consider when designing your dream shower escape.

Coming home at the end of the day to a luxurious, spa-like sanctuary is an ultimate goal in home design IMO. Multi jet, roomy, walk-in showers are quickly becoming a hot trend in bathroom renovations. Interested in creating this for yourself but not sure where to start? Read on.

Start with the plumbing, what's behind those walls and how do we make it work? Working with a certified plumber is always the best option. They have the experience and knowledge to know what type of product can be supported by the existing plumbing in your home. For example, 1/2" pipes in the walls most likely won't be able to supply sufficient water to your shower head and body jets all at the same time. You may need two shower trims with their own water supply - one to control the water on your body jet system, and one to control the water on your handheld shower. This is just a general guideline, and a consultation with your plumber is highly recommended.

Ok, well you've determined how body jets you can run, and how. But where do they go? The fun part of designing a custom shower is you can put them anywhere you want! (Well, keep them in a straight line to safely run pipes for water supply!) General guidelines recommend placing body jets at 17", 34" and 51" off your shower base or floor to hit pressure points on your body. But if you're taller than average or on the shorter side (like me!) you can customize these locations as needed. Make it yours!

If you're not quite ready for a full bathroom reno, but still want the spa experience, why not simply upgrade your shower head? Multi-function shower heads are great tools! They can switch between heavy, rain-like drops to targeted jet streams on demand PLUS they are WAY more efficient! By limiting the amount of water that passes through the head while increasing the water pressure, newer multi-function showerheads can save you $$$ on your annual water bill. Tip: add a bough of fresh eucalyptus to your shower to infuse your space with their rejuvenating, spa-like scent.

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