Shower niche in the bathroom: what is it and why is it needed

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A niche is one of the most straightforward, affordable, and beautiful options to equip storage space in the bathroom and directly in the shower area. You don't have to hang the shelves that will spoil the interior and take up space, and all shampoos, gels, lotions will be at hand. Luxury bathroom vanities store New Bathroom Style provides examples of shower storage niches. 

An article on the New Bathroom Style has examples of how interesting and practical it is to beat the presence of a niche in the interior about unique bathroom vanities. Shower niches differ only in their location and decoration. They are often ceramic tiles, the same as on the rest of the bathroom walls or another if it was decided to experiment with the decor. 

Shower niche in the bathroom

You can make a niche not only in a drywall wall. You can use a wall chaser to cut a hole of the required size in a concrete or brick wall so that you can then insert a box there and tile it with tiles. It is essential not to make the following mistakes in the process:

  • Make a niche in the outer wall of the bathroom. This will lead to the fact that the heat and sound insulation of the room will deteriorate, moisture will accumulate behind the niche.
  • Make poor waterproofing. Using a liquid or sheet waterproofing membrane is imperative to prevent moisture from getting under the tiles inside the wall.
  • Do not incline slightly outward. In this case, water will remain inside the niche, and all your hygiene items will constantly stand in a puddle. And this is dampness and the risk of mold.
  • Choose the wrong size or set the niche too high or low. The dimensions should be sufficient to accommodate everything you need during the bathing process. It is best to place a niche in the shower area at a height from chest to eye level, focusing on the owners' growth. If the slot is above the bathroom, then it should be easy to reach the bottles and bottles with shampoos with your hand without getting out of the water.


Important! When choosing the size of a niche for a shower or a bath, you also need to focus on the tile with which you will be covering it. You need to keep trimming to a minimum! Sometimes, mosaics are used to decorate the niche to get a beautiful decorative effect and not cut the tiles. It's a great choice.

The shower niche, if high enough, can be divided internally with a simple tempered glass or stone shelf to provide more storage space.


Shower niches with LED strip lighting look very interesting. Both beautiful and functional - there is never a lot of light in the bathroom. 


A niche in the shower or bath area can not be tiled or mosaic inside, but a ready-made built-in box can be bought. There are such offers in online stores. The price reaches $ 200-300, depending on the size. They make ready-made built-in niches from stainless steel. They can be painted in different colors. The downside is that you have to make a recess in the wall to fit the dimensions of the purchased waterproof box. 


A niche in the shower area or near the bathroom is a great solution. Sometimes it suggests itself - during the construction of the box, behind which are hidden water and sewer pipes, a riser. Sometimes the owners make a niche on purpose, including a brick partition, to get a convenient storage place. In any case, this functional element can be beautifully beaten in the interior of the bathroom.

Comments (4)

Shayne Stone
Champion Real Estate Group - Missouri City, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"

Great information!  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Oct 17, 2021 09:44 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

It is most important to be working with a Realtor that you trust, then know the community and then the true market value of the home you are buying.

Oct 17, 2021 11:01 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Dina Nemat these are very good list of tips to ensure a stress free transaction.

Oct 17, 2021 01:08 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Hi Dina,  Thank you for sharing this important information on stress free real estate transactions.  Wishing you continued success.

Oct 17, 2021 06:25 PM