What Kind of Shower Is Right for Your Bathroom?

If you’re planning to remodel your shower, you may be wondering which type of shower installation is the best for you—and that’s why you need this guide to put you on the right path. Read on to get some expert tips and professional recommendations for your family’s ideal shower design.


Although the stylish hardware and luxurious detailing may be the most exciting parts to daydream about, you don’t need to put them first into consideration. Before thinking about all those finishing touches, you’ll want to make sure that you’ve chosen the right foundation.

To do that, first take some time to think over the following questions with your partner or other loved ones:

How many bathrooms do we have in total?

What are our other bathing features like?

Will this shower be shared among many people?

How old are the users, and do they need assistance bathing?

Do we plan to live in this house for a long time? Or will we be selling soon?

What is our maximum budget range?

How much shower maintenance do we want to commit to?

With answers to these questions in hand, you’ll be ready to narrow down the perfect shower replacement for you—one that offers both form and function over the long term!


The Best Shower to…Save Space

Don’t have much room to spare? The neo-angle shower is the best choice for you.

The neo-angle shower is also called a “corner shower,” neo-angle showers sit in the corner of the bathroom and use the existing bathroom walls as part of the shower closing. Beyond saving space, the clever design of neo-angle showers often saves money on materials and installation labor, too.

The Best Shower to…Age in Place

If you’re planning to live in your current home permanently or if you have older loved ones already living with you, you’ll probably get the best ROI by choosing a handicap-accessible roll-in shower. These showers are built with:

Barrier-Free Entry

Easy-to-Reach Faucet Controls

Handheld Shower Wand

ADA-Compliant Grab Bars

Slip-Resistant Flooring

Optional Built-in/Portable Shower Seating

With no threshold to step over, this type of senior-friendly shower installation makes it easy for those in wheelchairs and walkers to bathe independently. They also give off an open, airy feel that makes bathrooms feel larger and more contemporary.

The Best Shower to…Share

If your new shower will be shared between your children or other family members, you might want to consider a versatile tub-shower combo. By combining both features into one, a bathtub-shower combo will provide the most flexibility for all users: Younger children can get help in the bath, while older kids, teens, and adults can choose between a relaxing bath and a quick shower.


No matter which of these shower styles excites you most, the Larocque team is ready to help bring your unique shower installation to life! Contact us today to find out more about the advantages and disadvantages of each shower style in your specific home. Give us a call or fill out our online form to get started on your beautiful new shower now.