In spite of their permanence,
We’ll start off by saying that a shower niche is actually a pretty broad concept. Think of this more in terms of a bathroom niche which looks great in the shower but can also be practical elsewhere in the room, like this long one which fits elegantly above the ink and toilet. It’s the work of
This bathroom renovated by
A lot of times shower niches are designed to blend in and to disappear into the wall but that’s not the strategy used by
The residence designed by
A corner niche, just like.a corner shelf, is practical because it takes advantage of an otherwise unused space. This design strategy is particularly useful when dealing with a small space like this shower unit created by
Sometimes a shower niche can stand out and other times it can look very natural, like this one created for the Box House by
If you want the niche to double as an architectural feature and as an eye-catching decor element, a common strategy is to use tiles in a different color or style than those used for the rest of the walls. The white and blue combo used here by
Vertical niches can emphasize the height of a space which is useful not only when you’re dealing with a small bathroom but which small enclosed spaces such as shower units. Check out this design by
Speaking of small bathrooms, there’s one that’s been renovated by
A similar design strategy was used by architect
There’s something poetic about this small walk-in shower. It’s partly
Featuring white as the primary color with black accents and golden details, this small bathroom is a perfect blend of traditional and modern with just a hint of classic beauty. Once again, the shower niche is an important part of the design.
A trio of shower niches is the element that brings symmetry to this bathroom designed by Patricia Salles. The residence as a whole is luxurious and elegant. The bathroom itself is pretty spacious, featuring a generous walk-in shower with tiles that resemble stone both in terms of texture and color.
Think of a shower niche as a space-saving alternative to wall-mounted shelves. It offers storage without making the space feel unnecessarily small by taking up space. Niches are embedded into the wall like this one designed by the Cliff House by architect
Tubs and niches also go well together. In fact, a niche built into the wall can offer a practical and more stylish alternative for all those things we usually store on the corners of the tub. It’s a way of maintaining a clean and organized bathroom.
We really like this tub and shower combo planned by
What can we say about this shower designed by
The entire bathroom designed by Double G. Cautious is defined by a two-toned look. We love how the walls are mainly simple and monochromatic and how patterned tiles are used in key areas and for features such as the shower niche or the storage area.
Simplicity is sometimes the best design strategy, especially when there’s more than one direction you could follow. Take the bathroom of this townhouse for example. It could have been designed with robust beams on the ceiling like the rest of the rooms but instead it was left simple, with white tiles on its walls, floor and ceiling and with space-efficient storage options like the shower niches.
Even though it’s easier to build and design a square or rectangular shower niche, that doesn’t mean no other options are available.