Installing a custom shower niche isn’t hard to do. You can buy prefabricated shower niches that are designed so that water won’t puddle in them. The other great thing about using a prefab shower niche is that you can tile directly on the surface.
Double shower niche – two niches stacked on top of each other. They can be equal in size or different depending on what you want to use them for.
Horizontal shower niche – a custom niche that is wider than it is tall
Vertical shower niche – taller than it is wide
Shower niche shelf – not recessed, but a shelf built into the wall of your shower
These are just a few, there are so many ways to configure the niche in your shower area.
Shower niche trim ideas:
Something that you should think through before installing a shower niche is how you will trim or how you will handle the edges of the niche. There are several different options:
Use bullnose tile trim, which is a piece of tile with a rounded edge on one side. You can use bullnose tile trim pieces on the inside edge of the niche or on the flat face of the shower with the rounded edge facing the shower niche, creating a frame around the niche.
Use pencil trim or jolly trim, which are long narrow pieces that look like a quarter-round
Finish tile edges with caulk, which is cheap and easy, but won’t look as neat and finished.
Teak wood is water resistant and is the perfect choice to use in your bathroom shower. You may not be able to find a teak wood shelf to fit in your recessed shelf niche, but you can DIY your own!
The shelf allows water to drain off and it's removable so it's easy to clean. You still have room for your shampoo bottles and other shower products and the shelf looks great against classic white subway tiles.
Read more to learn how to make your own DIY teak wood shower niche shelf.
When taking on a bathroom renovation, it's important to design it for your needs. When you have a large family, a simple shower niche just isn't enough and you may need more storage space in your shower.
This design is done completely in concrete and the modern design is minimal and beautiful! This custom shower niche is an entire shelf with plenty of room for everyone's shower products.
The shower niche design in this shower blends in completely with the rest of the shower surround. By continuing the tile pattern in the back of the shower niche, it fades away and is hardly noticeable.
Large black tiles laid in a herringbone style modernize this amazing shower and beautiful niche with white grout for the perfect contrast.
Another double shower niche design idea is building in the shorter one on top and the taller one on the bottom.
These shower niches are placed close to the corner and the tile used in the niche is a smaller design than the main surround tile. The top one is best for grabbing your soap or razor, while shampoos and body wash can be kept in the bottom one.
Classic white subway surround tiles are used in this bathroom design on the walls and on the shower niche for a seamless look.
Creating the brick pattern around the corners of the recessed niche isn't easy, but once it's done it looks great. a plain marble tile is used on the bottom of the nice and you have plenty of space for all of your bath products.
White subway tile is used on the entire shower area in this gorgeous bathroom. Keeping the shower simple with contrasting tile doesn't steal the limelight from the amazing yellow tile of the bathroom floor.
The large custom niche in this walk-in shower has lots of room for all of your shower products and allows you to keep them organized and off the built-in shower bench that is great to use for shaving your legs!
Marble hexagon tiles are used on the shower floor as well as the double shower niche in this walk-in shower design.
The small tiles are the perfect accent to the large vertical marble tile of the shower walls. The double shower niche gives you extra space to keep all your bath products easily accessible and neat and tidy.
First things first, let's stop and admire this beautiful walk-in shower! The colors and bathroom tile choice are fresh and modern.
The shower niche in this large shower is framed with the same tile as on the floor for a bit of contrast. The location of the built-in niche in the perfect spot to be able to grab what you need while showering.
I think it could have been a little bigger, but the location of the wall studs may have been an issue with this bathroom shower design.