There was the shower off the tap, then the dedicated control/valve and then electronic digital technology.
Now the latest innovation is in push-button shower valve controls.
Some customers have been delighted with premium brand Hansgrohe's push-button controls from their Select range.
Now the equally popular British brand Crosswater has launched their Dial range offering increased style, efficiency and control, with no complex electrical complexity involved.
Price difference vs conventional is around an extra £70-110.
The new range covers a number of great styles, both traditional and contemporary and traditional, across many different formats including bath filling and handset solutions.
Why not talk to David or Lucy at Retreat Bathrooms about these and other innovations in bathroom design.