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  • Writer's pictureZack Jurkowski

Niche It Up! Elevate Your Shower with Tiled Niches

As a licensed general contractor specializing in bathroom and kitchen renovations in Montreal, I have seen my fair share of shower niches. From basic nooks to elaborate tiled creations, there is no shortage of options when it comes to incorporating a niche in your shower.

In this post, I want to share some of my favorite tiling niche ideas that will elevate your shower from mundane to magnificent.

Pre-built Schluter Niches: A Quick and Easy Solution

If you're looking for a quick and easy solution, pre-built Schluter niches are a great option. They come in a variety of sizes and types, including one that can be installed at any stage of your shower project. They are waterproof and durable, ensuring your niche will last for years to come.

Custom Framed Niches: A Seamless Look

For those who want a seamless look, custom framed niches are a great choice. These niches can be framed to match the surrounding tile and merge into an adjacent wall or span the entire shower wall for a bold statement. You can also add shelving to create a functional storage space for your shower essentials.

Finishing Touches: Miter Cuts, Schluter Trim Moulding, and Slabs

When it comes to finishing your niche, you have a few options.

Miter cuts on the edges of your niche create a clean and seamless finish.

Schluter trim moulding is a popular choice as it adds a decorative element to your niche while also providing a protective edge.

Slabs, such as marble or granite, can also be used to finish the face of your niche, creating a luxurious and polished look.

Shelving Options: Tiled, Slabs, or Metal

Finally, when it comes to shelving in your niche, you can choose from a variety of materials. Tiled shelves are a popular choice as they create a cohesive look with the rest of your shower. Slabs can also be used to create a sleek and modern look. For those who want an industrial vibe, metal shelves are a unique option that adds a touch of personality to your shower.

In conclusion, tiling niches in showers is a fantastic way to add style, functionality, and personality to your bathroom. Whether you choose a pre-built niche or a custom framed one, the finishing touches and shelving options will make your niche truly unique. So why settle for a basic shower when you can have a luxurious oasis right in your own home?


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