Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Shower Market

KBB Review recently reported on research by showing that the UK shower market is projected to be worth over half a billion pounds by 2008.

This is the total figure which would include

  • shower enlosures
  • shower trays
  • mixer showers
  • power showers
  • electric shower
  • and shower accessories

Interestingly the majority of sales come from builders merchants which probably reflects the fact that the a large percentage of sales are for new-build properties.

The convenience of showers has meant that many householders are taking out their bath and installing a luxury cubicle in its place. This is fine but it is worth keeping in mind that if you decide to sell your house prospective buyers might prefer a bath - especially if it is a family property. Obviously if you have the room fit both, but this is not always possible.