8 premium bathroom upgrades

Shower updates big and small

Showering is no longer just about getting clean -- it’s now a personalized hydrotherapy experience involving multiple shower heads, body sprayers and even digital programming.

If price is no object, consider Kohler’s digital thermostatic valve system. Its digital controls let you set a precise temperature for your shower even before you get in. You can configure spray intensity and angle of water delivery, all without multiple valve handles. And its six presets can be customized for different users.

By adding the complementary media module, your shower can have music, ambient lighting, colored lighting and steam.

The system will set you back more than $3,000. You'll pay extra for the shower head, handles and plumbing.

If you’re not a high roller, the right shower head can still help you create a luxurious experience.

Delta’s H20 Kinetic shower technology uses larger water droplets and a unique wave pattern to create a warmer and gentler shower experience. A 2-in-1 showerhead and hand shower from this line costs less than $200.