I bought a house with a strange shower installation and am trying to make the best of it.

In all bathrooms, the shower pipes come from the floor, not the wall. From the previous owners we inherited these all-in-one shower cabins standing there, and I suspect there is electricity as well nearby, which strikes me as even more odd if not unsafe.

I want to replace these shower cabins with ordinary showers. But since the pipes are not in the walls as normally, but coming from the floor, I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to bring the pipes up to the normal shower level without breaking tiles on the walls. I just don't have many replacement tiles.

Maybe there is a shower head panel that goes all the way to the floor and could hide the pipes inside? I'm ok with drilling into the wall for screws, but if possible would want to avoid breaking open the wall in order to put the pipes there.

Update: bad pictures added

one installation second installation

  • If you could supply some pictures that would help.
    – Paul Logan
    Feb 11, 2018 at 18:03
  • I would've if it were easy. There are still shower boxes standing above them, if I crawl on the floor I can just about see what is going on. I tried a picture but if you don't already know what's on it, it doesn't show anything due to the perspective, sorry.
    – Tom
    Feb 11, 2018 at 19:13
  • Really need pictures, to many variables to give a solid answer.
    – user81381
    Feb 11, 2018 at 19:37
  • I added some bad pictures. As I said, current stuff is still standing there, making it difficult to get pics.
    – Tom
    Feb 12, 2018 at 9:19
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    Can you post a picture of the inside of the shower? I was imagining the pipes running up the wall inside the shower, but everything you've shown appears to be outside the shower.
    – Mark
    Feb 12, 2018 at 11:10


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