Combo Shower Outlet - Why You Need It

April 19, 2018

Shower combos have a lot of names such as, fixed shower head and rail, 2 in 1 Outlet, dual outlet but shower combos are my name of choice because that is what they are a combination of a shower head and a handheld rail. The reason this style of one of my favourites choices for the bathroom renovations we do in Perth is because they give you the best of both worlds. The overhead shower allows for the traditional rainfall style of shower but has the handheld which is great for cleaning and keeping the hair from getting wet, which my wife loves not so much me as i have not got that much!. 


Below we will break down the three most common types of shower combos you can do. 


(Most Common) Shower Head on Rail


This style has a long adjustable rail that allows for the height of the handheld shower to be adjusted to suit you. The biggest cons of this design is the rail can be quite long and be distracting for some people. It is our most common outlet due to the practical  nature and the existing shower spout outlet is often in a perfect spot for the combo opposed to something such as a head on a hose which need to be off-centred.  


Joined Combo (No Rails) 


Shower combos with no rail are fixed shower outlets with a side component at the same height. Sometimes they can look a little odd as there is less of it but saying that it definitively looks cleaner than the most common shower combos. 



Combo With Mixer Diverter


This style of shower outlet is the premium version of shower outlets. I say this because it costs the most to execute. Not only are you paying extra for the plumbing as it requires a mixer diverter or two separate mixers not to mention you are buying two separate outlets. If the cost is not an issue I would highly recommend this style as you get the best of both worlds as its cleaner than a traditional rail combo and feels more organic. 



Below is a bathroom renovation we completed in southern river that as an example of what happens when you have a a wall for shelving you need to place the shower head further out which often requires it to be located in the ceiling. 

 We have an ever growing range of shower outlets in Perth WA with bathroom renovations we do becoming more and more advanced. I love the combos regardless of which one you choose. They are really great for multiple use house holds especially men with little hair and women with a lot. 


All bathrooms are different with no two ever the same so it's important to take our advice as just a guide to help you along the way. The advice we give is based on bathrooms completed in Perth WA. We at on the ball bathrooms love feed back. Let us know what you think, experiences you have had or any questions you would love to know the answer to. We will aim to help or give any piece of mind we can as nothing would make us happier. If you are looking for a bathroom renovations quote and you live in Perth, Western Australia please don't hesitate to send us an email at or give us a call on 0419964678.


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