Whether you’re building, renovating or just want a quick bathroom upgrade, the shower is the place to start. Get the ideas and inspiration you’ve been searching for here, then go out and empower your shower.

This warm, comfortable bathroom would feel at home in Tuscan, traditional or French Country designs.

Green-and-black granite is paired with a wood vanity to give this bathroom an elegant feel.

The window in this bathroom allows you to see in (or out) without compromising privacy.

This Asian-inspired bathing area allows nature into the room.

This shower with a view refreshes the mind and the spirit.

With 10 massaging spa jets, this shower is a great place to relax after a long day.

A contemporary, freestanding shower is the center of attention in this bathroom.

Blue and white tiles in a variety of shapes and sizes blend to make this bath colorful and whimsical.

A spa window lets light in and maintains privacy.

Two showerheads mean double the relaxation in this shower.

Glass doors on this shower help make the bathroom feel open and airy.

This shower has two showerheads and built-in seating.

A perfect fit for traditional or country homes, this bathroom features a large shower with rubbed bronze fixtures.

Frameless glass doors help keep this small bathroom from feeling cramped.

HGTV. Empower Your Shower, [Online]. Web address: http://www.hgtv.com/decorating/empower-your-shower/pictures/index.html (Page consulted on July 25 2011)