10 Must-have Shower Systems to Transform Your Bathroom into a Spa-like Retreat

Nothing compares to the blissful relaxation you feel during a spa session, especially at the end of a long and tiring week. Home spa bathrooms are the hottest trend in bathroom renovations right now.

Imagine stepping into a bathroom that transports you to a world of calm and rejuvenation. Where every drop of water feels like a soothing massage, and the temperature is just right. That's the magic of a shower system.

Today’s selection of shower options is greater than ever. From chromotherapy, steam & luxury showers,  to multi-functional showerheads.

There has never been a better time to transform your bathroom! Here are our top shower system buys to help you turn yours into a sanctuary of tranquillity.

Types of Shower Systems

It is a complete set of components that work together to provide you with the ultimate showering experience. It includes everything from the showerhead and valves to the pipes and fittings that deliver water to your bathroom.

With a shower system, you will enjoy a range of features and benefits designed to enhance your daily shower. Choose from multiple shower heads, such as a rain showerhead, a handheld showerhead, and body jets for a more luxurious experience.

Modern Windon Thermostatic Concealed Mixer Shower

Shower Mixers

A shower mixer blends hot and cold water to create a comfortable, soothing shower temperature. It features a main valve that controls the flow of water and two knobs or handles that regulate the temperature.

Shower mixers come in a variety of styles and designs, including thermostatic and manual options. Some versions offer additional features, such as diverter valves that allow users to switch between different showerheads or handheld sprays.

How to choose the right shower mixer for your needs?

  1. Determine the size of your shower space and the existing plumbing setup to ensure compatibility with the shower mixer.
  2. Set your budget and design preferences, such as the finish and shape of the mixer.
  3. Consider whether you need any additional features like the diverter valve or a handheld spray with your shower.
  4. Choose the type of showerhead or spray you prefer, and make sure it’s compatible with the mixer.

Thermostatic Shower Valves

Thermostatic shower valves are high-end bathroom fixtures that manage the temperature and water flow in a shower by mixing hot and cold water. The valve uses a thermostatic element to regulate the temperature and maintain a consistent output, regardless of changes in the incoming water supply. 

Here are some of our recommendations to suit all budgets:

What are the benefits of a thermostatic shower valve?

Thermostatic shower valves:

  • Allow precise temperature control to your desired levels
  • Help to reduce your energy consumption by maintaining a consistent water temperature
  • Feature a built-in safety mechanism that shuts off the water flow if the temperature exceeds a certain level

Shower Accessories

Shower accessories are additional items that can be added to a luxury shower to enhance its functionality, convenience, and comfort. These high-end bathroom fixtures include a showerhead, shower arm, hose, caddy, an

d curtains to make any shower space feel more organised.

Additionally, you can add a shower tray to complete the look.

Shower Accessory Type   Features
Chrome ceiling-mounted arm Made from stainless steel, and provides easy installation.
Nuie chrome wall-mounted shower arm Brass manufacturing with a chrome finish
Chrome 1750mm Shower hose Brass is built with a double lock feature.
Slimline stainless-steel shower head Sleek and minimal design with smooth water flow
Profile extension kit Aluminium-built structure with a lifetime guarantee.

What are the latest trends in shower accessories?

Smart technology has made its way into shower systems, with voice-activated or app-controlled showerheads and LED lights that change colour to indicate water temperature. We are also seeing a boom in minimalist and high-end bathroom fixtures, with sleek, streamlined designs that blend seamlessly into your bathroom decor.

To ensure water conservation, water-saving shower technologies like low-flow shower mixers and showerheads have effectively reduced water usage while showering. Thermostatic showers have also grown in popularity, allowing you to choose the type of showerhead, spray patterns, and water pressure that best suits your preferences.

Top 10 Shower Systems Available in the UK

Here’s an overview of the 10 top-rated products from the showering systems category that can transform any bathroom into an aesthetic spa-like retreat.

System 1: Nuie Brushed Brass Square Thermostatic Valve Bar Shower Kit

Features:  Strong metal construction, Lustrous chrome finish, Personalized water outflow control, Maintains water temperature and pressure

These exposed luxury shower kits are easy to install, and require low maintenance, handheld showerhead adds flexibility and convenience, and the rain-like flow of water provides a relaxing shower experience, relatively more cost-effective than other showers. This system typically consists of fixed overhead shower mixers and a handheld showerhead fitted with a control valve. 

System 2: Modern Windon Thermostatic Concealed Mixer Shower with Shower Kit + Fixed Head Stop Tap and Diverter – Chrome

Features: Neatly fits within the wall, Diverts water into three different outlets, Water pressure & Temperature adjustment available, Stainless steel with Brass construction

Seamless and minimalist appeal to the bathroom, allows you to control water flow into different outlets easily, high-quality construction ensures durability, longevity, and corrosion resistance, and the anti-scald technology provides a safe and comfortable shower experience, compatible with most plumbing systems. Thanks to the three-way diverter valve, it allows you to switch between different shower functions, such as a fixed showerhead or handheld body spray.

System 3: Nuie Matt Black Round Thermostatic Valve Bar Shower Kit

Features: Precise temperature control, Hassle-free & easy installation, High-quality brass with Stainless-steel construction

This shower kit supports precise temperature control, ensures compatibility with various plumbing systems for easy installation, high-quality construction ensures durability, longevity, and corrosion resistance, features a sleek and modern design that enhances the bathroom's aesthetics, and provides added functionality with different shower heads and handsets.

System 4: Conceal Nuie Chrome Dual Thermostatic Shower Valve

Features: Concealed design, Thermostatic water control, Fixed shower head, Multiple water outlets, Durable and sturdy

A Concealed thermostatic shower valve is built into the wall, while the shower valve and controls are hidden from view. It is designed to maintain a consistent water temperature according to individual preference. The fixed showerhead is relatively bigger than the handheld versions and is attached directly to the wall.

System 5: Nuie Chrome Square Slider Rail Shower Kit with Windon Thermostatic Bar Valve

Features: Adjustable slider rail, Multi-function handset, Chrome finish

This slider rail kit with a multi-function handset offers the ultimate luxury shower solution for your bathroom. The adjustable height allows you to customise the shower head to your preference, and the multi-function hand allows you to change spray patterns as per your needs - ranging from a highly concentrated massage setting to a gentler wide spray setting. 

System 6: 300mm Twin Thermostatic Shower Valve with Slimline Round Wall Concealed Shower Set, 6 Body Jets, and Handset Triple Function – Chrome

Features: Fixed showerhead, Durable material construction, Wall-mounted arm with height adjustment, Sleek and modern design

Our twin thermostatic shower wall-mounted showerhead arm set is a modern and stylish shower system for any bathroom renovation. It features a square shape shower head with a sleek and minimalist design, giving a contemporary outlook that complements a variety of bathroom décor. The wall-mounted arm makes it easy to install while providing a stable base for the shower head. The round shower head shape provides a wider coverage area compared to standard shower heads -  giving you a luxurious shower experience. 

System 7: Modern Windon Thermostatic Concealed Mixer Shower with Shower Kit + Fixed Head Stop Tap and Diverter – Chrome

Features: Square shower head and handset, Thermostatic valve, and Chrome finish

The thermostatic mixer with a square shower head and the handset is designed to provide a comfortable and luxurious shower experience. The thermostatic mixer provides full control over water temperature, while the square shape shower head provides a generous and even flow of water.  The handset allows for greater flexibility and control over the direction and flow of water. Additionally, you can use the shower head and handset together or separately, depending on your needs. 

System 8: Nuie Chrome Square Thermostatic Bar Shower with Kit

Features: Twin shower heads, Rigid riser, and Chrome finish

The exposed shower kit with a twin head and rigid riser, will elevate your daily routine to a new level of luxury. Its sturdy rigid riser guarantees secure and stable mounting of the shower head, allowing for two distinct showering options. The fixed overhead shower mixer offers a rainfall-like cascade, while the handheld attachment offers added flexibility and convenience. With this exposed shower kit, you can indulge in a spa-like shower experience every day.

System 9: Modern Arvan Round Thermostatic Mixer Shower with Sliding Rail Kit Ceiling Arm & Fixed Head - Chrome

Features: Concealed mixer, Two outlets, Diverter, and Chrome finish

This shower system offers a range of advantages that elevate your shower experience to new heights. With its concealed mixer, the shower not only looks sleek and stylish but also provides a clutter-free appearance in your bathroom. The two outlets allow you to enjoy the best of both worlds, whether you prefer the gentle rainfall from the fixed head or the versatility of the sliding rail kit. The built-in diverter makes it effortless to switch between the outlets, giving you the freedom to customize your shower experience. 

System 10: Nuie Chrome Round Curved Slider Rail Kit with Thermostatic ABS Bar Shower Valve Bottom Outlet

Features: Traditional design, Exposed valve, Thermostatic control

Our traditional exposed thermostatic luxury shower kit is a perfect combination of classic design and modern features. It comes with a traditional shower head with a thermostatic valve that allows you to easily adjust and maintain the desired temperature, while the dual controls give complete control over water flow. This shower kit offers timeless appeal and modern elegance that never goes unnoticed. 

Trending Shower Designs 2023

When it comes to shower designs, 2023 is all about luxury and elegance. From stunning geometric patterns and nature-inspired interior decors to sleek and modern finishes, there is much to look forward to concealed showers are set to continue their rising demand, offering a spa-like experience in the comfort of your home.

We're seeing a surge in showers featuring shower towers and glass panels that create a seamless, open look, perfect for showcasing gorgeous tilework.  Moreover, it’s best to install a shower tray to enhance the comfort of standing in the shower. 

Accessories to Consider with your Shower Systems

When enhancing your shower experience, there are a few accessories worth considering.

1.   Hudson Reed Chrome Round and Square Shower Body Jet:

  • Chrome finish
  • Versatile design options
  • Provides a spa-like experience
  • Offers a soothing water massage during your shower

2.    Slim Square Handheld Shower Head:

  •  Sleek design
  • Offers flexibility and convenience
  • Allows easy direction of water flow
  • Modern aesthetic


Upgrading your shower is a simple yet effective way to transform your bathroom into a luxurious spa-like retreat. We hope you have enjoyed our detailed comparison of affordable options from fixed rainfall showerheads to more flexible body jets and steam options. 

We recommend investing in your choice of a high-quality shower system, shower cubicle, and a luxurious shower tray like LuxeFlo. It can be a perfect way to enhance your daily routine and enjoy a quality experience in the comfort of your home. So, go ahead and indulge yourself with one of these shower systems and elevate your shower routine to the next level.