Before you start planning your layout, you’ll want to make sure you know which options you want to include. If you haven’t done that yet, check out your Options to Consider.
User height is one of the most important considerations when planning a Custom Shower. Remember that all users should be considered–including children or seated bathers. If there is a great difference in height between users you may want to include a separate volume control for the highest body spray so that it can be turned off without having to turn off all of the body sprays.
If using a bench, you may want a body spray positioned to hit you in the lower back when sitting.
To encompass your body with water, position body sprays on multiple shower walls.
- The diverter control should be easily accessible for all users. Typically it is just above or below the shower valve, but it can be set just inside the shower door for easy access.
- The shower valve should be placed about waist high, which is approximately 36" from the floor of the shower.
- The lowest body spray is usually placed at knee or thigh height.
- The middle body spray is usually placed at hip or waist level.
- The highest body spray is usually placed at shoulder or back height.
- The showe rhead should be installed so that it is above the head of the tallest user, but still within reach of the shortest user. Ideally, the tallest user should not have to crouch or duck under the shower head to rinse his hair, while the shorter user should be able to manually adjust the spray modes of the shower head.