What is a niche?
A niche is a recess built into a wall in a bathroom, often inside the shower or above the bath. It is waterproof and tiled and is a great way to add storage space for essential items, such as shampoo, soaps and razors. Niches can be small enough for a few items, or can be turned into a feature that spans the entire length of the wall, depending on the needs of the client. Niche's are on trend at the moment, and it's easy to see why.
Benefits of adding a niche
By adding storage space and turning this into a feature of the bathroom, it is possible to use a niche so that it drastically de-clutters the space, allowing you to cut back on the number of fixed draws and cabinets that are required. Removing large and unsightly cabinets that protrude from a wall will improve the flow of any room, and the niche recess can also have the effect of giving the room the illusion of more space. This may be a benefit down the track if you are planning on selling the property in the future. A niche also offers a good opportunity to bring plant-life into the bathroom with open space for crawling succulents or even small candles.
Turning the niche into a feature
Simple design choices, such as tile patterns and colours as well as strip lighting can turn a niche from just another storage space into a main feature of the bathroom. Warm lights can bring the bathroom to life, giving it depth and breaking up the wall. It's important to note that strip lighting is for the bath only, not the shower.
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