Turn Your Shower into a Spa Retreat
There's more to creating a perfect shower than just choosing the curtain. Innovative new products can turn your shower into water wonderland.
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The heart of the shower is the showerhead, with enough choices to make your own head spin, from custom shower systems to a regular showerhead with not-so regular features. A number of manufacturers, such as Kohler or Grohe, let you design your own shower system. This means choosing how many showerheads and body sprays — wall-mounted sprayers that are aimed below your shoulders — and perhaps a hand-held sprayer. The heads can be installed in wall tile or on a metal tower for acrylic surfaces. You can have almost as many sprayers as you have wall space, but as few as two are enough for some people. Hedonistic water babies could go up to 14. Kohler's WaterTiles can be custom designed. These square sprayers can be mounted on the wall or ceiling. You can choose from 22- or 54-nozzle body sprays and a 54-nozzle showerhead that can be aimed — despite its square shape — anywhere.
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