We asked a coterie of architects and designers, including several from the Remodelista Architect & Designer Directory, for their go-to shower fixture solutions—both high and low. Who better to hear from—the professionals who spec the fixtures, day in and day out?
Above: New York architect Elizabeth Roberts is a fan of workhorse Speakman faucets. The Speakman 6-Jet Shower Head comes in a range of finishes; $159 at Rejuvenation.
Above: Los Angeles-based Commune specified Kohler Stillness shower faucets in the baths at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. While not the Stillness line, the Kohler Purist Rite Temp Shower Faucet has a similar minimal look; $363.71 at Perigold.
Above: Austin-based architect Mell Lawrence uses the Kohler Industrial Exposed Shower (K-7258) in a rough plate finish with adjustable showerhead; $312.41 at Amazon.
Above: San Francisco architect Christi Azevedo’s affordable fixture choice is the Danze Parma Volume Control Shower Faucet in chrome; $66.99 at Wayfair.
Above: Cary Bernstein favors the Grohe Essence Pressure Balance Valve Faucet ($101.99 at Amazon), paired with the Grohe Rainshower Head ($329.70 at PlumbTile) and the Grohe Rainshower 16-Inch Shower Arm ($149.60 at Grohe).
Above: One of Christi Azevedo’s favorites is the Hansgrohe Metris Thermostatic Shower Set that includes the shower head, shower arm, and trim; $473.20 at Quality Bath.
Above: Architect Jerome Buttrick of Buttrick Projects Architecture+Design favors the Arne-Jacobsen-designed Vola Showerhead Arm Rosette Single Head; $405 at PlumbTile. Above: Cary Bernstein appreciates the refined lines of Dornbracht’s Tara line. The Dornbract Wall-Mounted Rain Shower is $1,325.92 at PlumbTile.
Above: The Remer Galiano Round Thermostatic Chrome Faucet (TSR9407) is $907.42 at Kitchen & Bath Authority.
Above: The Toto L Series Showerhead (TBW01013U4#CP) is a WaterSense certified high-efficiency 1.75 GPM shower head for $51.80 at Quality Bath.
Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose a bathtub or shower in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Bathroom Tubs & Showers and our posts: