How to Choose the Right Shower

Thinking of a bathroom renovation but don’t know what to do about your shower?

In this article, we’ll discuss the most important things to consider when it comes to your shower and how our experienced team can help.

Things to Consider When Choosing Your Shower

There are several things you need to consider when it comes to choosing the right shower for your new bathroom renovation. Here, we’ll go through some of the most important.

Type of Shower

Not all showers are the same, so it’s important to think of the type of shower you want. Just some of the options you can choose from include:
– showers over baths
– wall to wall showers
– freestanding showers
– screen-free showers
– semi-frameless showers


Your bathroom layout is one of the most important things you’ll need to take into account when choosing your shower. Not only do you need to think about where your shower will actually go, you need to think about:
-how you’ll get into it
-if it’s near a window (and provisions you’ll make for this)
-if it’s near a door
– distance between your towel rack and the shower
– whether you need a wet room


Consider whether you’re happy with the size of your current shower or if it needs to be bigger. Maybe you’ve discovered your existing shower is too big and you want to reduce the size.

Either way, make sure you’re certain of your measurements and bring them to your appointment with our design team to make the process as easy as possible.

Non-Slip Tiles

In Australia, tiles are graded for usage, so there is usually a section we will direct you to when you’re choosing tiles for your wet areas. If you decide to look outside the non-slip tiles recommended for use in a bathroom, be sure they’re of an appropriate grade and won’t be hazardous.


Your fittings and fixtures can make a huge difference, not only from a design perspective but in terms of functionality. You want to choose taps and shower heads that will look great, be easy to use and provide you with the water pressure you want.

Existing Plumbing & Drainage

When renovating your bathroom, it might be tempting to rip everything out, flip your layout and start from scratch.

While this is certainly something you can do, you also need to think of where your existing plumbing and drainage is and whether you want to go through the process of changing it.

Smart Technology

There’s no doubt that incorporating smart technology into your daily life – including tasks as simple as taking a shower – is becoming more and more popular.

If this is something that appeals to you, you will need to make sure you have the necessary provisions in place to make it work.

Frame or Screen

Your shower frame or screen might not be one of the first things you think of when designing a new bathroom, but it shouldn’t be ignored. The right shower screen can make or break a bathroom design so you should really take it into account.


Most people only renovate a bathroom a couple of times in their lifetime, especially if on a tight budget. If you want your bathroom to last and grow with you as you and your family get older, you’ll want to opt for a design that will allow for that. You’ll want to consider:
– colour (of tiles, frame and even grout)
– layout and functionality
– waterproofing
– accessibility

How Builders Discount Warehouse Can Help

Need help choosing the right shower for your bathroom renovation?

At Builders Discount Warehouse, we have a variety of showers and baths you might like to include in your own home. Our qualified, experienced team members are some of the best in the business and can help make your renovation as smooth as possible.

Discover our full range of showers – and if they’re right for your layout – by getting in touch with the experienced team at BDW today.