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Is a Shower Niche Right for Your Bathroom?

When designing the perfect tiled shower, there are many features to consider. Are you creating a walk-in shower area? Are you limited on space? Maybe you are looking to bring a little personality to the design. Whatever your reasons for updating the bathroom, consider adding a shower niche to your plans. A tile niche can be a practical and attractive addition to most shower renovations. If you are looking to accomplish any of the following five things in your shower design, consider adding a niche into your design plans.

1. Create a Practical Design Element
Niches are growing in popularity in modern-day showers because they look nice but are still quite practical. A niche is a cutout in the wall used for placing soap, shavers and other bath items. Niches can be squared or rectangular, and add a focal-point to your shower area. The possibilities are truly endless when adding this practical element to your shower. You can add one, two or three squared niches in a row to create multiple cubbies. Conversely, an extended rectangular niche will give you a long shelving area for all of your shower supplies. Tiling your shower niche creates cohesion and protects the built-in shelf from any residual moisture.

2. Add Character
When updating your old shower, it is important to add a little character to your design. Personality can be added by creating a niche that stands out from the rest of the shower. Consider using a unique contrasting tile, such as our MTO0524 or MTO0523 wave tiles. These eye-catching wave shaped tiles bring a style that stands out without appearing dated or over-the top. Pairing unique tiles with those of similar colors builds a cohesive look that is unique to your space. As you set-out to pick shower tiles that match the feel of the space, consider all of the following traits:
• Color
• Shape
• Texture
• Durability

3. Save Space
If you are working in a cramped bathroom space, a shower niche is a creative way to add storage right into the finished design. Don’t opt for a clunky over-the-shower shelf or suctioned shower caddy to save money. While commonly used to attempt organization in the shower, these shelving options often appear tacky and out-of-place. Shower niches are much more aesthetically pleasing and don’t get bumped and tipped around in a tight shower since the storage is built right into the wall.

4. Create a Seamless Appearance
Every homeowner wants their tiled shower to look like it belongs perfectly in the space. Creating this seamless appearance requires selecting the right tile trim to go around the shower edges as well as the niche surround. Tile trim ranges in width, color, and material and should be paired with your tile selection before beginning renovation.

5. Follow Trending Designs
If you are feeling lost in the sea of tile options to choose from, we suggest you take a glance through our tile look book. It is brimming with ideas for tiled spaces of all styles. Whether you want to go more traditional or bring some modern taste to your bathroom, we have the right tiling materials for your project. Any of today’s trending designs can be brought to life in your space with our amazing tile selection.

Call Us for Advice
At Mosaic Tile Outlet we have the tile selection you need to create the perfect shower niche. Add your own personal flair to your bathroom design while still saving space and creating the seamless designs you see in the latest trending looks. If you need further guidance, contact us to get advice on trending designs and tile options. We are always here and happy to help.


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