Small Bathroom Shelving Ideas

With almost every quote that I complete these days the first question someone will ask you is “Can I have a shower niche?”. It is generally a 50/50 on whether it can be done or if the owner wants to go above and beyond to get the recess into the room, such as building a wall to house it in. Most of the time it requires a double brick wall to home the box so external wall showers are perfect for this. If wanted to read about the wonderful world of niches but this post is about that 50 % that can not or won’t go through the hassle to have one Do not stress though below are the best two alternatives for not having a shower niche.

Wall To Wall Wall

Exactly as the weird title states, this is a wall that goes between the shower walls or across the entire bathroom. The key to this getting the heights right and understanding the placement of the items it effects. Below I’ll give some quick notes to look for when attempting the wall. Both examples below are slightly higher for the use of in Wall Toilet Systems.
Click here below for a bigger break down on the shower ledge.
The Shower Ledge

The Nib Wall

The nib wall is a bricked and tiled wall that goes between the space of the vanity and shower. It is built to the height of the vanity and just slightly short of the width to allow for the shower screen trim in most cases. The reason it is done to the same height is to create a seamless look, often tiling the nib wall in the wall tile so it almost looks invisible. You can build them as high as you like but the purpose we recommend it for is one of being practical not a feature. The nib wall allows for a custom screen to go over and down the wall eliminating the pesky gab previous spoken about.
Layout Example
Tile Them In The Wall Tile As It Often Makes It A Nicer Finish
Nib walls are great for eliminating the gap you cant clean.
Of course, there are always shelving such as glass shelves, long shelves, and corner shelves but often these bricked typed shelving will last longer.

All bathrooms are different with no two ever the same so it’s important to take our advice as just a guide to help you along the way. The advice we give is based on bathrooms completed in Perth WA. We at on the ball bathrooms love feedback. Let us know what you think, the experiences you have had or any questions you would love to know the answer to. We will aim to help or give any peace of mind as we can as nothing would make us happier. If you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia just email us at

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