On Lanzarote, heat, sweat and dust are constant companions and water is a precious resource. Your shower is one of the most vital fixtures in your house, so shouldn’t you spend a little time and money getting it right?

On Lanzarote, heat, sweat and dust are constant companions and water is a precious resource. Your shower is one of the most vital fixtures in your house, so shouldn’t you spend a little time and money getting it right?

At its most basic, your shower will be a cheap attachment to the taps in your bathtub: At it’s most luxurious, we’re looking at high-pressure massage jets in a large wet room. There’s a happy medium to suit your budget, of course, but ask yourself a simple question: how many people have you heard complain about spending too much on a decent shower? This is an investment that will delight you every day.

If you’re short of space, it’s worth asking the question: do I really need a bathtub? If you like a long, luxurious soak (or if you have smaller children) then the answer’s clear, but if you prefer the fresh, invigorating blast of a shower, losing your bath in favour of an enclosed shower may be a brilliant choice.

However, you develop your shower, you’ll need a shower screen or even a cubicle. Made of tempered glass, this is one of those jobs that you shouldn’t attempt to DIY – a professional installation will ensure absolute safety, water-tightness and elegance.

Showers aren’t just for indoors, either. If you have a pool, a hot tub, or just live an active outdoor life, you may want to install one outdoors to allow to rinse off before entering the house. Once again, glass will guarantee the best-looking, longest lasting result.

Fighting damp

Lanzarote’s heat and the moisture of a shower can combine to cause ideal conditions for mould, so get into the habit of wiping your shower screen and walls down with a squeegee, and drying off joints with an old towel.