The Shower Niche – Get One If You Can

If you do not have a shower niche you should definitely get one. That is easier for me to write but it’s the truth. The shower niche or shower recess whatever you want to call it is incredibly practical and is awesome for small showers or small bathrooms.

Shower Niche Advice

Who has not banged their head or elbow on a shower soap dish or corner shelf? If you haven’t, consider yourself very fortunate. Haircare products, soaps, gels and more need all a place in the shower so the shower niche can be king not to get your head smacked into.

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.

Shower Niches Perth

So once you had decided you are having the niche the next step is to decide whether or not you want it to 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, some other really cool examples and finally, at the end we will show the man to help if you are doing it yourself.

Keep It The Same

If you want a shower niche but do not want to make it a feature the key is to tile it all in the same tapware as well as keeping the trim/mitres all blending in to make it more subtle.

Shower Niches Perth WA

 Feature In The Floor 

One way to do this is to feature the floor tile in the box. This is often tiles as the floor tile in the feature wall which just so happens to have on the shower niche on it creating a two for on in features.

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.  Check out this niche with built in lighting to make it really pop!


Below is a link to a person I have followed for years who really is the expert in shower niches and if you are looking to get a niche built or order to perfection the the niche man is the man to contact. CLICK HERE FOR THE WEBSITE OR THE IMAGE BELOW


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 and if there are better options.

So what do we do when you can not have a recess? Well we have you covered CLICK HERE or the image below to check out our alternatives of not having a shower niche.

The Shower Ledge

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. If you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia just email us at

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