Transform Your Shower into A Calm and Relaxing Space by Choosing the Best Shower System for You.
Many people begin their day with a shower to wake them up and get the blood flowing in the morning. At the same time, a hot shower is a relaxing oasis at night after a long, tiring day. When you turn on your shower, not only do you instantly feel like you are washing off the physical dirt, grime, and sweat, but it truly refreshes your mind as well.
Moreover, a comfortable shower can also make you innovative. Kaufman — a cognitive scientist and coauthor of “Wired to Create” — defined a study he did displaying that 72% of human beings get innovative thoughts in the shower, which supports the importance of a relaxing shower.Therefore, investing in a high-quality shower system that looks appealing and feels amazing is a key to ensuring a top-notch shower experience.However, buying shower systems isn’t a simple household shopping task. Before deciding on a bathroom shower fixture, you want to take into account some important factors. For example, if you have a bathtub, you likely want to buy a shower system equipped with a tub spout. Similarly, If you have a dog, a shower system equipped with a hand-held shower head is ideal for bathing your pet. Love body massages? Then a shower system with body jets might be perfect for you.
Other things to consider are the size of your bathroom and what type of shower fixtures are usually found in similar homes in your area.
We’ve managed to shortlist the top 6 shower systems with special features which a variety of needs and preferences. Take a look at the products below.
1.Best Budget-Friendly: KES Single-Function Shower System XB6215-BK
2.Best Simple and Contemporary: KES Shower System with Tub Spout XB6233-BK
3.Best Functional: KES 3-Function Shower System with Tub Spout XB6305-BK
4.Most Popular: KES Shower System with Rain Shower Head and Handheld Shower XB6230-BK
5.New Trend: KES Ceiling Mount Shower System XB6235S12-BK
6.For Massage: KES 4-Function Shower System with Body Jets XB6405-BK (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089Y8B3V6?maas=maas_adg_56BEB449D39D021B472C2CFA9CDB7F25_afap_abs&ref_=aa_maas)
Before we provide you with details for each of our recommendations, let’s go through a simple and useful shower buying guide to give you a good idea of the factors that should be considered when choosing the right shower system for your needs.
Important Features To Consider When Buying Shower System
Water Outlets – When planning your shower system, it’s important to consider the amount of water outlets ideal for your bathroom plan. Smaller bathroom redesigns might just require a simple, easy to install shower system with a main shower head and hand-held shower head as well. But if your construction plans are a bit more ambitious, you might want to consider a full shower system with additional features. There are a variety of ways to arrange the water outlets inside your shower, it just depends on the type of installation design you are choosing.
Shower Valves – These are the unseen essential elements of the shower systems, which play the vital role in controlling the flow of water as well as water temperature. When buying shower systems, it is best to ensure your shower system is equipped with the pressure-balance valve. This important piece of equipment keeps the water flow in balance while maintaining regular water temperature despite the fluctuations in the hot or cold-water supply lines.
Shower Diverter – A diverter directs the water to different outlets. Some shower systems include an additional diverter valve. But if you want to save time and make your installation easier, you may consider a shower control with a built-in diverter since there is only a single valve to install.
Types of Material And Finishes – Most shower systems are manufactured from brass, metal and plastic. Shower systems that are manufactured from metal offer much higher performance (high heat-resistance and pressure-resistance) and ensure better durability than plastic ones. They can also last many years without leakage. Now comes the fun part, choosing the finish. There are different types of finishes, such as brushed nickel, matte black, polished chrome, oil rubbed bronze and brushed brass. Simply find one that suits your tastes or blends nicely with your other bathroom fixtures, so your bathroom looks exactly like you want it to.
Other Important Considerations
Shower Space – The size and layout of your bathroom influences all the other elements to take into consideration when choosing the ideal shower system.
Master Bathrooms – The master bathroom is a space we tend to want to make as spa like as possible. Therefore, a shower system with multiple sprayers such as body jets help achieve the spa feeling vibe you might be after. This type of shower system has the added benefit of giving a massage like feeling, so it helps relieve sore muscles.
Guest Bathrooms – When it comes to a guest bathroom, you want to be sure it can accommodate people of all sizes and heights, so having a hand-held shower head and shower slide bar is a good way to ensure everyone can shower comfortably.
Small Bathrooms – A small bathroom can be a very calm and rejuvenating space if you design it correctly. You might not have enough space for a bathtub but that doesn’t mean you can’t have an amazing shower experience. Don’t underestimate a high-quality basic shower head for getting extra clean and relaxing your spirit. Bear in mind that accurate measurements of your shower space are key to success. Measure twice, install once!
Maintaining Temperature – Have you ever been annoyed or even hurt when the water from the shower head becomes unexpectedly extremely hot or ice-cold? If yes, you may consider buying a shower system equipped with an anti-scald pressure balance valve. When you don’t have a pressure balance valve, a change in water use from elsewhere in the house such as someone flushing the toilet could turn your comfortable warm shower into a dangerously hot shower. An anti-scald pressure balance valve is a must-have for your shower system and help protect you from potential hot water burns.
Flow rate – Flow rate is the measurement of how many gallons of water could potentially pop out of your shower heads. If you want to save water and more importantly—your water bills, look for a standard flow rate – 2.5 GPM, or less. Prevent The Buildup Of Lime Deposits: Over time, calcium and hard water build up may block shower heads, and prevent optimal water flow resulting in less water pressure. Therefore, a shower head equipped with easy-to-clean silicone nozzles is a good choice because the lime deposits can be easily wiped clean.
The Placement Of Concealed Shower Valves – If you select a concealing shower valve, you need to include a built-in shower valve which should be carefully hidden underneath the wall covering. Therefore, it is important to set aside a considerable amount of area depth recess. Be aware that concealed shower valve installation isn’t a simple job. It is best to use a qualified plumber unless you really know what you are doing.
KES makes the best shower systems, bathroom faucets, as well as different accessories for bath and kitchen. We design many types of high-quality and affordable shower systems suited to different needs. After reviewing KES’s shower system line, we came up with the top 6 shower systems with both essential and unique features.
All of our shower systems have concealed shower valves, which can meet your needs for a neat and minimalistic look in your bathroom. Conveniently, Our shower valves also include CUPC certified anti-scald pressure-balance cartridges as well as one-piece long lasting brass valve bodies that include an inbuilt diverter. Moreover, Our shower heads are equipped with easy-to-clean silicone nozzles, preventing the buildup of lime deposits if you live in an area with hard water. For long lasting shower systems, you’ll enjoy using for years to come.
We’ve categorized the Top 6 Shower Systems according to their different functions. Hopefully, it will help you make the right choice when selecting the shower system.
- Best Budget-Friendly Shower System–KES Single-Function Shower System XB6215-BK
Got a smaller shower space or have budget a bit on the tighter side? No worries, KES has got you covered. Enter KES Single-Function Shower System XB6215-BK. The 10-in square rain shower head as well as 15.4-in wall mounted shower arm, ensure you stay pleasantly drenched throughout your shower.
✔Features a 10-inch SUS 304 stainless steel rain shower head with 2.5 GPM.
✔Preventing water hammer brass valve body runs quieter, ensuring durability and longevity.
- Best Simple and Contemporary Shower System– KES Shower System with Tub Spout XB6233-BK (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0823HBH6K?maas=maas_adg_DF6C590047A292FD8032C6C11778203E_afap_abs&ref_=aa_maas)
KES Shower System with Tub Spout is a wall mounted tub and shower trim set, which is simple and stylish yet functional. You can choose from four available finishes – matte black, brushed finish, polished and brushed brass.
✔Features a tub spout, filling a common tub (about 53 gallons, 1/2 full) within 8 minutes.
✔Preventing water hammer brass valve body, runs quieter, ensuring durability and longevity.
- Best Functional Shower System– KES 3-Function Shower System with Tub Spout XB6305-BK
Are you looking for a shower system that includes a tub spout and a hand-held shower? Then take a look at the KES Shower System with Tub Spout XB6305-BK. Unlike other common tub spouts on the market, this shower system comes with a sleek rectangular shaping waterfall tub spout, delivering an enchanting waterfall stream into your bathtub.
✔Features a waterfall tub spout, filling a common tub (about 53 gallons, 1/2 full) within 8 minutes.
✔3-function: Select among 10″ SUS 304 stainless steel overhead shower, hand shower and tub spout by switching the knob.
- Most Popular Shower System For Kids and Pets–KES Shower System with Rain Shower Head and Handheld Shower XB6230-BK
KES Shower System with Rain Shower Head and Hand-held Shower XB6230-BK is a good choice if you need more flexibility when bathing the little ones.It features a 10-inch stainless steel rain shower head as well as a metal hand-held shower head, for the ultimate range of motion to comfortably bathe the kids.
✔Has a flow rate of 2.5 GPM with 10-inch SUS 304 stainless steel rain shower head and hand-held shower.
✔Easy operation: By switching the knob, select between 10-inch overhead shower and metal hand-held shower separately, or choose overhead shower and hand-held shower simultaneously.
- Best Shower System For Ceiling Mount–KES Ceiling Mount Shower System XB6235S12-BK
If you prefer to stand in warm and relaxing rain, you might consider installing a ceiling mounted shower head. KES Ceiling Mount Shower System XB6235S12-BK 12-in rain shower head can deliver a shower experience that feels like rain falling gracefully onto your face and body.
✔A combination of a 12-inch SUS 304 stainless steel rain shower head and 14-inch shower arm
✔Easy operation: By switching the knob, select between a 12-inch overhead shower and hand-held shower separately, or choose the overhead shower and a metal hand-held shower simultaneously.
- Best Massage Shower System–KES 4-Function Shower System with Body Jets XB6405-BK
Having a multi-functional shower head is great and having a hand-held shower head is useful, but nothing says luxury like body jets in a shower. KES Shower System with Body Jets XB6405-BK is the perfect choice for a luxury bathroom. Have a spa like experience in the comfort of your own home, everyday if you like.
✔Four body jets – creating a spa-like experience.
✔Features a waterfall tub spout, filling a common tub (about 53 gallons, 1/2 full) within 8 minutes.
✔Has a flow rate of 2.5 GPM with 12-inch SUS 304 stainless steel rain shower head and a metal hand-held shower.