Compatible Shower Fixtures

When our contractor roughed-in the bathrooms he used Moen Posi-temp valves which he says “should be compatible with most Moen trims.”

The master bathroom has two different control valves in the shower.
The master bathroom has two different control valves in the shower.
The shower control valve in the conservatory is a one-piece unit.
The shower control valve in the conservatory is a one-piece unit.

We have 2 different configurations.

The master bathroom shower waterline is just to the left of center in the ceiling.
The master bathroom shower waterline is just to the left of center in the ceiling.

In the master bathroom shower (we’re not putting in a tub) the main showerhead comes down from the ceiling so, therefore, it should be a rainshower type head.

I like the 9-inch rainshower head for the master bath.
I like the 9-inch rainshower head for the master bath (in the middle of the photo).

My choice would be something like the Ashville brushed nickel by Moen (since I’m stuck with Moen fixtures).

As I understand it, the bottom valve controls the shower and the top valve is a diverter which allows a separate sprayer to be used.
As I understand it, the bottom valve controls the shower and the top valve is a diverter which allows a separate sprayer to be used.

The valve itself, which is on the knee wall near the permanent bench) needs to control both the main showerhead and a handheld shower that is on the wall near the shower bench.

The controls in the master are in the knee wall on the left and the hand-held sprayer position is to the right on the wall behind the shower bench.
The controls in the master are in the knee wall on the left and the hand-held sprayer position is to the right on the wall behind the shower bench.

Again I am limited to something compatible with Moen Posi-temp.

I love the sleek shape of the Moen Fina handheld shower.
I love the sleek shape of the Moen Fina handheld shower.

I like the sleek looking handheld showers but I can be happy with just about any design for this item.

This shower in the conservatory is about half the size of the master shower.
This shower in the conservatory is about half the size of the master shower.

Downstairs in the conservatory bathroom there is only one valve.

For the conservatory shower I'll probably pick a stationary/handheld combination.
For the conservatory shower I’ll probably pick a stationary/handheld combination.

The shower head is on the same wall as the valve so if I want a handheld shower I’ll need to choose a combination unit that works from one controller.

The Arris handle by Moen coordinates well with my Ikea faucet.
The Arris handle by Moen coordinates well with my Ikea faucet.

This one would look good in the conservatory bathroom because the trim is similar to the Ikea faucet we bought for the sink.

We'll need 2 identical faucets for the dual-sink vanity in the master bathroom.
We’ll need 2 identical faucets for the dual-sink vanity in the master bathroom.

Shower fixtures are BIG expense items so I’ll try to choose very carefully.

I haven’t been paid nor perked in any way for this post.

Do you have a tough choice in the near future?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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