Why you need a shower niche

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 you renovations different tradesman have different names for it. For this though we shall go with the niche as it sounds cooler. Who hasn’t banged their head or elbow on a shower soap dish or corner shelf? If you haven’t, consider yourself very fortunate. Hair care products, soaps, gels and more need all a place in the shower

The location of a shower niche is space and use dependent. Shower niches can reduce clutter while adding a new feel and dimension to your shower space. The latest trend is moving away from tubs while creating a larger shower space. Shower caddies are useful but usually lack aesthetic appeal. Built-in shower wall niches can be as functional as they are striking. Niches can hold a wide range of items, including shampoo bottles and candles for ambience.

So once you had decided you are having the niche the next step is to decide whether or not you want it to the be the feature of the room. Often the shower is the first thing you see when you look into a room so the box will often draw your eyes to it. Below we will show you bathroom renovations we have done in Perth, Western Australia that use the box in different ways

Keep It The Same

Below are bathroom renovations completed in Mount Lawley and Langford that use the shower box in the simplistic way. By keeping the box the same as the wall tile you reduce the impact of the box as a feature making it more of subtle design

 Feature In The Floor 

One way to do this is to feature the floor tile in the box. This is often done as the floor tile is the feature wall which just so happens to have on the shower niche on it creating a two for on in features. For our bathroom renovations below in Jandakot, Armadale and Atwell they used this technique

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 it really adds to a modern bathroom wow factor.

Shower Niche 


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 maybe 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 normal for us but like all trends you never know how long they will last.

At on the ball bathrooms we love feed back so let me know what you think with a  comment below or if you are looking for a quote and live in Perth, Western Australia contact us on 0419964678 or email us at ontheballbathrooms@gmail.com

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