A shower niche is not considered an essential part of a bathroom, but they probably should be. A niche is a great way to add functionality to a space. There are two types of niches; pre-fabricated and custom. The pre-fabricated niche can be installed with a cultured marble or granite shower surround. The custom niche is an option for tiled shower surrounds. When customizing your niche there are a few things to keep in mind:
Location: Consider how long you will have this shower set up and who will be using it. Ideally, a niche should be easily accessible for every person using the shower. For example, if a bench is placed in the shower, it’s important to put the niche within arm’s reach.
Measure Your Bottles: The economy size bottles sold at warehouse clubs rarely fit a standard pre-fabricated niche.
Down Low: A lowered niche can be a great “shaving niche” for our taller loved ones. Every duck needs a home, and lower niches are a nice place to keep bath toys. Beware that razors and other harmful products are kept out of reach.Yours & Mine: A large niche to share is another option. You can divide the area into yours and mine sides. One large niche to share could end up like a shared closet where half and half is not an option. Also consider a tall niche with glass shelves as dividers.
Different Tile: put an extra design touch into your custom niche with a different tile or stone. Different tile can be used as long as it is in a complimentary color palate.
If you are interested in building a niche into your shower, Dream Baths, located in Columbus, Ohio, would love to build one for you! We will come to your home to measure, design and customize a niche perfect for you. Contact us today!