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25 Sensational Showers That Are Sure to Make a Splash

02/26/2015 11:53 am ET | Updated Apr 28, 2015

Leslie Anne Wiggins for Architectural Digest.

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What's better after a long days work than a nice, warm shower? Nothing. But is your bathroom giving you the visions of grandeur you deserve, or does it feel more like a sad excuse for gym locker room? The editors of Architectural Digest combed through their pages the most sensational showers we've ever seen.

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A wall of local stone adds a rugged ambience to the glass-enclosed shower in the master bath of a contemporary North Carolina home designed by Gluck + Partners.

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photo: BjÖrn Wallander

A chandelier from Remains Lighting hangs above the Houston bath of Susanne Pritchard. Architect Allan Greenberg, who worked on the River Oaks home with decorator Elissa Cullman, designed the spacious marble-lined shower.

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photo: Benjamin Benschneider

A shower in an Olson Kundig Architects-designed Washington State vacation home is equipped with fittings by Chicago Faucets, and has spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains.

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photo: Ngoc MInh Ngo

A slate-walled waterfall shower by landscape designer Raymond Jungles is just outside the master bath at author Judy Blume's Key West, Florida, home. The tub is by Waterworks and the stool is Indonesian.

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photo: Scott Frances

The shower of a Manhattan penthouse apartment has stunning city views. The peaceful space was created by architect Steven Harris and designer Lucien Rees Roberts and is lined with wood-grain marble. The sleek sink and shower fittings are by Vola.