A shower niche/box/shelf is a practical and stylish vessel for all your necessities. The reason I have used so many slashes as like all parts of renovations different tradesman have different names for the same actions. For this though we shall go with the niche as it sounds cooler.
The rising popularity of inbuilt shower recesses is due to a few reasons but the number one is the hatred people have had with rusting shower shelves and the cramped nature of too many items sticking out the wall, Who hasn’t banged their head or elbow on a shower soap dish?, If you haven’t, consider yourself very fortunate.
The niche is not the easiest item to install in a bathroom renovation due to the nature of the area its located in. Waterproofing is the biggest priority in a bathroom renovation so the construction of the niche in that area requires extra work in ensuring it is all sealed tight. The other aspect niche is you need a cavity to place it in so often the only way it can install is on an external wall or you need to build a completely new wall to house it in. If you can’t install the niche Click Here for alternatives in using bricks for shower storage.
Keep It The Same
Below are bathroom renovations completed in Mount Lawley, Langford and Kingsley that use the shower box in the simplistic way. By keeping the box the same as the other wall tiles around it allows for a more subtle and continuous feature making the space for larger.
Run It Up The Wall
One of the biggest modern trends we do is having a feature wall that incorporates the floor tile/ This is done to create a prominent feature without having to add a third tile. This shower box adds again to that feature without being overpowering. These bathroom renovations below completed in Leeming, Mt Lawley and Atwell are prime examples.
The Feature Of The Room
Why not make it a feature of the room? Some will say it will be filled with Shampoo and bottles so it will get lost but they are haters!. I love making it a feature as.
Bonus Tip – Put A Trim Around It
Often we will install a trim around the box to emphasis the finish off the box often matching the trim to the colour of the tap ware for that added flow.
Whenever you renovate you should always aim to make your life easier, not harder. The niche will make your life easier plain and simple now the installation may be the tricky part but whoever does your bathroom renovation they should always be able to give you a plan of action regardless of how complex, Most bathroom renovations we do in Perth now incorporate the tiled recess so its become the norm for us but unlike certain trends i personally feel this one is here to stay.
It’s important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice. At on the ball bathrooms we love feedback so let us know what you think with a comment below or if you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia contact us on 0419964678 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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