One thing that has gone from a luxury item to a mainstay in showers today is the niche. What's interesting is how they are evolving in design.
It used to be that niches were very small and built out of the same material as the shower walls. Today's niches are better designed with all sorts of cool ideas such as two tiers, oversized horizontals, and of course beautiful selections of tile materials for in and around the niche. I think the most important aspect of a shower niche is where to place it. I always try to take advantage of lower pony walls or walls that are not seen except when standing inside the shower. The reason is although it's a decorative item I don't think it should be the focal of the shower. Plus do you really want to put your shampoo and conditioner bottles on display? When you are remodeling your shower it's a good design tip to always remember.
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