7 Useful Shower Niche Ideas

May 20, 2021

A shower niche can be a great way to build extra storage, function, and efficiency into your shower. Plus, you can add some style and an interesting design element too. Here are some useful shower niche ideas:

1. Consider a Horizontal Shower Niche

If you have a larger shower and want to take advantage of the wall space available, you can consider a horizontal shower niche that is wider than it is tall. You can still have plenty of vertical space if you want it, but you can also get a longer shelf for more storage as well.

2. Add Shelves in a Vertical Shower Niche

A vertical shower niche is a great fit for smaller stalls. They can also still work well in larger showers as well. Depending on how much built-in storage you want, you can expand a vertical show niche upwards to get more of it.

Then, you can add some shelves to maximize the use of that vertical space. Built-in shelves are one of the most useful and functional shower storage solutions.

3. Use the Same Material if You Want the Shower Niche to Blend in

If a seamless look is what you’re going for in your shower, you can make a shower niche blend in by using the same material or same type of tile as the rest of the shower, or at least if the wall it’s on.

In this way, the shower niche still adds something interesting to the design, it’s just more subtle and focused more on function instead of making an obvious statement.

4. Make a Statement With a Contrasting Shower Niche

On the other hand, you can make a statement and make the shower niche a focal point in your bathroom design by creating contrast with it. A contrasting material, a different color, or a custom tile design in the shower niche can make it stand out in an interesting and aesthetically pleasing way. You can also opt to add a frame around the shower niche to highlight it and help it stand out.

5. Include Some Lighting

When you think of bathroom lighting, the shower isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind. But, it can be a great bathroom design idea to add some illumination to your shower stall.

A functional and subtle way to do this is to include some hidden, waterproof LED lighting in your shower niche. Not only does this help make the shower niche a focal point and more useful, but it can add a warm glow to help create a relaxing bathroom retreat.

6. Go for More Than One Shower Niche

Instead of expanding a shower niche to get more storage space, another option is to go for more than one. Multiple shower niches arranged vertically or horizontally can provide more storage space overall and separate storage space in the case of a shared bathroom. This can help accommodate different people’s stuff, different heights, and more.

7. Opt for an Asymmetrical Shape

Depending on the style you’re going for and what you want to be able to put in a shower niche, it may make sense to opt for an asymmetrical shape. Usually, this is a shower niche that combines horizontal and vertical into one and has one area that is taller than another. This allows for storage of both smaller and taller items in the shower niche while also offering an interesting look.

These are just a few useful shower niche ideas to inspire you as you think about the bathrooms in your custom home. Bathrooms are just one type of room in your home, It can be overwhelming to try to work through all of the details on your own.

Partnering with a custom home builder that has an in-house design/build process can help you narrow down options and ensure you end up with the home you want. If you’re ready to get started on your dream custom home, contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090!