Best Shower Panels 2018 – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide

If there’s one thing that we all can agree on, it’s that..... Showering gives us one of the most relaxing feelings whether it’s to get our day started or bring it to a close. 

Wouldn’t you prefer to shower, having the feeling of being in a 5-star hotel without the having to give an arm and leg for it? 

Now, you can have this exact feeling with the help of luxurious shower panels. 

For this exact reason, we’ve created a list of the Best Shower Panels in 2018. After extensive research and comparing dozens of different brands/models, we were able to shorten the markets best down to just 10, which have become a must have in today’s market.

We hope to show that you are bound to love your purchase from the very start!

A few of these shower panels are not for everyone, mostly because some aren’t as affordable as others. Of course, this we understand.

However, one thing they all have in common is that they were all exceptional enough to make it to our list of the top 10 best shower panels for 2017.







Decor Star 



24.7 lbs

68" H x 7" W x 2.5" D


Blue Ocean SPA392M


32.0 lbs

52" H x 10" W x 3.5" D

1. Decor Star 004-SS - BIGGEST BENEFIT

After researching extensively, we were able to narrow down the #1 best shower panel, the Decor Star 004-SS.

For good reason!

First and foremost, this shower panel costs nearly 50% less than its competitors. All while not compromising major qualities that make a shower panel excellent. Secondly, it’s extremely easy to use.

When you unbox this unit, you’ll see it has a bit of weight to it (nearly 20 lbs or 9 kg). Most of it is made of stainless steel, which looks very sleek in any bathroom.

By looking at the entire shower panel, you’ll see there’s no complicated electronics, if any at all. Instead, the Decor Star 004-SS was designed with minimalism in mind.  

Whether the bathroom it’s going in is considered basic and minimalistic by design or one that has a little more flare to it. 

But one thing is certain, no matter the style of the bathroom, the Decor Star 004-S will fit right in and that’s the beauty of it.

As with installation, it's quite easy and does not require a plumber. The instructions included, are easy to understand and straight to the point.

Connecting HOT and COLD lines won't be an issue, as the hardware required for connection is included (in some cases though, longer hot and cold lines may be required for complete installation).

Key Features

As the #1 best shower panel, you better believe it has some great features. 
The key ones are listed below:

  1. The Decor Star 004-SS is durable, made almost entirely of stainless steel. The usage of lighter weight materials where it counts the least.
  2. Four different streams of water give you the ability to choose from 4 different functions: rainfall, waterfall, horizontal massage spray, and personal hand shower.
  3. Just to ensure it doesn’t miss a spot on your body, there’s 50 rainfall nozzles and 100 horizontal spray massage nozzles.
  4. You get one solid valve control for temperature and four addition vales which give even more control over the independent streams of water.
  5. Temperature is regulated automatically. It requires NO mixing of hot and cold, making it a breeze to use every time.
  6. The chrome hand shower hose is approximately 59" inches long. This gives plenty of flexibility to reach more places.


  • Impressive Stainless Steel Construction.
  • Customizable Shower Streams (150 nozzles in total).

  • Adaptive water temperature, requiring NO mixing manually. Ever.
  • Priced to beat most competitors in quality, and value.


  • Not a tech savvy shower panel, very analog in function.
  • Water pressure can be an issue, especially when using all streams at once.
  • Some have reported control valves not lining up 100% with markings on panel (though, this is few and far in between).

2. blue ocean spa392m - 

Ocean Blue Shower Panel

There’s more than a few dozen variations of this shower panel for sale, but somehow… the Blue Ocean SPA392M became a popular option for shoppers.

Just looking at it, it immediately catches your eye with its beauty and sharpness. Something your family and guests can all​​​​ agree on.

It also seems that they had ONE goal in mind when crafting this shower panel and that was to pack a TON of features for a killer deal. 

In this comprehensive review, we will dive into the major features and benefits, of the SPA392M. You’ll have a MUCH greater understanding on what makes it our #2 top pick.

Key Features

Speaking of luxury, this is where the Blue Ocean SPA392M shines the brightest! Below are primary features we found that solidify its overall value:

  •  IT LOOKS GREAT - You can't go wrong with the styling, no matter where you're installing. Chrome, glass, blue LCD screen, aluminum frame, it all appears very modern!

  •  IT FEELS SOLID - made mostly of glass, aluminum, and a bit of plastic.

    Total weight comes in 32 lbs (or 14.5 kg).

  • IT'S ALSO A BODY MIRROR - For a full body view while showering, the entire front panel of this unit is a reflective mirror. Meaning that, you'll view all the major aspects of you (about 52" inches worth).
  • CREATED TO BE PERSONALIZED - Almost every aspect of this panel, is created to be personalized. From the handheld shower head, blue LCD temperature display, adjustable water jets, adjustable square shower head, and precise temperature knob.

  • COLORS INDICATE TEMPERATURE - When the LCD screen and rain shower head light up orange, its indicating hot and when blue, cold.


  • For the price, you get a TON of useful features (as mentioned above). 
  • It is a definition of 5-star looks and function, with a 2 or maybe 3 star price.

  • With all the streams of water from every angle imaginable, you’ll feel what a REAL personalized shower is like. No part of your body will be untouched by the water streams.
  • It’s super easy to install, usually taking less than one hour and requiring a few basic tools.


  • Unable to turn on all streams of water, at the same time. *note, this can be overcome by leaving dial in between two settings.
  • Reflective mirror fogs up, no anti-fog coating is applied. *Using an anti-fogging liquid can solve this issue, or using colder water.

  • By default, lcd display shows temperature in celsius. This can be an annoyance to some, having to switch back to Fahrenheit (located behind the panel).

  • Included handheld shower head feels a bit cheap. We recommend opting for a better quality one (along with a hose).


  • Weights 32 lbs or 14.5 kg.
  • Water pressure required 28-72psi.
  • Build material, glass, aluminum, and plastic.
  • Dimensions 52”H x 13”W x 7”D