Are you looking to install a shower but want to elevate the design of your bathroom at the same time? A great way of doing this is to opt for a traditional mixer shower.
Traditional mixer showers promote spectacular statements in the bathroom thanks to their exposed designs. Yet, as shower choices, these are also the most functional and practical for all members of the home to use with ease. 
Here, The Bathroom Showroom takes a closer look at elegant traditional mixer showers, helping you make the best decision to enhance both your showering experience and your bathroom style.

What are Traditional Mixer Showers and How Do They Work?

Traditional mixer showers blend the classic look of exposed pipework with modern functionality. These shower types feature a combination of concealed and exposed valves, drencher heads, hand showers and ceiling fittings to suit.
Though quite similar in operation to modern mixer showers, a traditional mixer shower has none of the electrical components that modern mixers use. Yet, because of this, they’re able to offer more in the way of spectacular visual designs. 
A traditional mixer shower features a single control that allows you to adjust the temperature and water flow, providing a luxurious shower experience. By mixing hot and cold water, this shower type allows users to select their preferred temperature when showering. 
And, with many traditional shower mixer showers available in various finishes such as chrome, brass, and matt black, these showers help you add a touch of elegance to your bathroom décor.

Why Choose Traditional Mixer Showers?

  • Timeless Appeal: Traditional mixer showers have a timeless appeal that complements both modern and traditional bathrooms. Their classic design can add a sense of sophistication to your space.
  • Versatility: These showers come in a range of styles and finishes, making it easy to find the perfect match for your bathroom décor. Whether you prefer a sleek chrome finish or a warm brass tone, there's a traditional mixer shower to suit any taste.
  • Ease of Use: The single control of traditional mixer showers makes them easy to use for all members of the family. Adjusting the temperature and water flow is simple and convenient, providing a hassle-free shower experience.
  • Durability: Traditional mixer showers are built to last, with high-quality materials that withstand daily use. Investing in a reliable shower system ensures long-term performance and peace of mind.

The Best Traditional Mixer Showers Available From The Bathroom Showroom 

The Bathroom Showroom is proud to offer a superb selection of traditional mixer showers to suit all bathroom styles and indeed budgets. Some of our best sellers include:
  • iflo Wetherley  - A high-pressure system offering a standard spray mode, an adjustable riser rail, an automatic safety shutdown, and a high-grade chrome finish. A diverter kit is available separately.
  • Mira Realm -  Both a high-pressure and low-pressure system with a diverter offering a standard spray mode, thermostatic temperature control, powerful performance, simple controls, increased safety, a deluge shower head and a single spray handset.
  • Bristan Tangram - A high-pressure and low-pressure system all-in-one, offering a standard spray, rain spray and jet spray mode, black, brushed brass or chrome finish, increased safety, slim design, multi-function handset, and drench head.
  • Bristan Saffron - Both a high-pressure and low-pressure system, slim design, thermostatic, multi-functional handset, drench head, complete shower set-up, offering a standard spray, rain spray and jet spray mode.
  • Heritage Dartmouth - A high-pressure and low-pressure system offering a standard spray, rain spray and jet spray mode, two outlet diverters, thermostatic auto-shut off for safety, dual controls and a slim valve. 
  • Heritage Dawlish - A high-pressure and low-pressure system, one or two outlet diverter, thermostatic shut-off,  offering a standard spray and rain spray mode, dual controls, slim valve, complete set-up, and a five-year guarantee.  
  • Heritage Glastonbury - A high-pressure and low-pressure system, optimised for the UK market, safe showering, performance flow, adjustable inlets, complete set-up, offering a standard spray mode.
  • Heritage Salcombe - A high-pressure and low-pressure system with two outlet diverters, thermostatic, auto-shut-off, slim valve, dual controls and a standard spray, rain spray and jet spray mode.
  • Heritage Trinity - A high-pressure and low-pressure system, hand-finished handles, thermostatic with auto-shut-off, dual controls, exposed shower valve, and two outlet diverters, offering a standard spray mode and rain spray mode. 

How to Incorporate Traditional Mixer Showers Into Your Bathroom Design

When designing your bathroom with traditional mixer showers, consider the following tips:
Choose a Complementary Finish: Select a finish that complements your existing bathroom fixtures and hardware. This will create a cohesive look that ties the design together. So, for modern bathroom decors, angular choices like the Bristan Tangram, are ideal choices. Whereas, for more traditional bathroom décor, those glamorous traditional style choices, such as the Heritage Trinity, lend the perfect finishing touch. 
Pair with Classic Tiles: Enhance the elegance of traditional mixer showers by pairing them with classic tiles such as Bevel, Savoy, Southbank or Form. These timeless options work well with the shower's design aesthetic. 
Add Luxurious Accessories: Elevate the look of your shower area with luxurious accessories such as vintage-inspired brassware. These finer details effortlessly promote elegance. Fabulous additions here include rose gold basin mixers from the Roca Ona collection or brushed brass pillar taps and wall-mounted taps from the Heritage Salcombe range. 
Consider a Freestanding Tub: If space allows, consider adding a freestanding tub, like the stunning Heritage Buckingham, or a majestic roll-top bath, near your traditional mixer shower for a spa-like feel. This combination creates a luxurious focal point in the bathroom.

Elegant Designs: Traditional Mixer Showers

Traditional mixer showers are the penultimate choice for promoting elegant designs in your bathroom. With their timeless appeal, versatility, ease of use, and durability, these showers can elevate the look and feel of your space.
By incorporating a traditional mixer shower into your bathroom design, you can effortlessly add a touch of sophistication and luxury and a shower choice all users will enjoy using.
If you’re considering buying a traditional mixer shower, book an appointment with The Bathroom Showroom. Experts in all things bathrooms, we can help turn your dream bathroom into a reality.