Cutting-edge or timelessly traditional, today’s hard-working showers prove the ritual of rinsing is best done in sensational style.

Photo Nick Adams

In St. George, contractor C. Blake Homes installed panes of floor-to-ceiling glass to make this stone-backed shower look and feel as if it is floating above the primary suite’s secluded pool. Hidden roller shades can be lowered if additional privacy is required. Contractor: C. Blake Homes; architect: Todd Benson, McQuay Architects; interiors: Brenda Blake Interior Design.

Photo: Laura Bruschke

In the large wet room of a Park City mountain home, Calacatta marble clads the spa-like space featuring a shapely free-standing tub and an open, curbless shower replete with heated slab benches and a broad recessed shower niche. Created by SARC Architects, Beck & Engle Design and J. Ford Construction. Stone from European Marble & Granite. 

Photo: Scott Zimmerman

In his Park City home’s strikingly modern bathroom, designer Ramsey Madsen enclosed the spacious shower with walls of floor-to-ceiling glass and a wall of sealed Camaru wood. A curbless entry accentuates the feature’s streamlined design. Contractor: Living Home Construction; interior design: Ramsey Madsen; architectural drafting: Republic of Rational Design.

Photo: Joshua Caldwell

To foster the integrity of a historic home in Salt Lake City, interior designer Rochelle Warner chose historic arts & crafts-style tile for a timeless shower and bathroom. The dazzling space is completely tiled in an array of patterns interspersed with handcrafted pieces featuring quatrefoils. Contractor: Jackson LeRoy; layout design: Leah Wynn, Inside Out Architecturals; custom tiles: Rookwood Pottery Company.

Photo: Scott Davis

A Salt Lake City home’s distinctive architecture inspired the gambrel ceiling of this uniquely shaped primary shower. The spacious feature, clad in white Carrara marble, sits behind a deep soaking tub and reflects the sparkle of an elegant tiered chandelier. Builder and interior design: The Fox Group; vanities: Ryan Reeder Cabinets; lighting from The Fox Shop.

Photo: Rebekah Westover

In a remodeled Highland home, light spills from a large window into a stone-and-tile-clad shower located behind a primary bathroom’s long vanity wall. Access on both ends of the shower improves flow through the space. Interior design and architecture: Joseph Ward, HOMEWARDesign; contractor: McEwan Custom Homes. 

Photo: Amanda Peterson

Organic materials meet contemporary design in the primary bathroom of a St. George home. There, a broad window sets the stage for a light-filled, curbless shower uniquely designed with a porcelain tile back wall, recessed full-length shower niche and a cascading run of flat-topped pebbles connecting the shower to the room’s free-standing tub. Two single-legged benches—one teak and the other quartzite—provide stylish shower seats and a hidden vinyl blind offers privacy when released from a discrete ceiling pocket. Interior design: Allison Campbell Design; builder: Anderson Custom Homes.  

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Brad Mee
Brad Mee is the Editor-in-Chief of Utah Style & Design Magazine.