Although they are more popular in other parts of the world, many homes in the United States have corner showers to help conserve space in a bathroom as well. Corner showers are oftentimes free-standing bathroom fixtures that are not built directly into the bathroom walls themselves, and they fit conveniently in a corner to take up a minimal amount of space. By sitting in the corner, they also take advantage of two different natural walls to help protect against water leakage, and the other two walls of the shower are usually taken up by a wraparound door or a fixed wall and a standard opening shower door. Corner showers also have a number of different showerhead options, as listed below.
Perhaps the single most common showerhead in a corner shower is a detachable head that is mounted on the end of a long coil of flexible pipe. The increased flexibility that you have while in the shower with one of these moveable showerheads is beneficial because the shower itself is small. Being able to move the showerhead around gives you the flexibility to bathe yourself easily in a space that might otherwise be somewhat cramped.
Detachable showerheads also appear at middle or waste range on mounts that are the same design as the standard height ones from above. In this case, you'll likely need to detach the showerhead in order to bathe yourself at all, but the principle is otherwise the same.
Corner showers also feature standard showerheads that are permanently mounted at the top of the shower. These showerheads are often placed in the corner of the shower so that the water has the most room to flow throughout the shower and so that your showering space is limited as little as possible. Most of these showerheads feature changeable stream functions and other standard features of showerheads for normal sized and shaped showers.
A third type of showerhead commonly found in corner showers is the overhead or hanging showerhead. These showerheads are typically attached to the ceiling, not to the shower wall itself, and hang down directly from overhead. They direct a stream of water straight downward, and are oftentimes referred to as waterfall showers for this reason. One primary difference between these showerheads and the others listed here is that they are mounted through the ceiling directly, meaning that the piping will be somewhat different in these cases. A benefit to these showerheads is that they do not interfere with your space in the shower at all, giving you maximum room to move around as you bathe.
There are many different space saving options for bathrooms. You can visit your local home improvement store or speak with a contractor for more information.