A stylish and practical design statement of any bathroom today is the niche, which is also often referred to as a recess. Once a common element of contemporary bathrooms, they have now cemented their place as a key design item across all decorating styles.
You may already have your eye on a particular design for your bathroom renovation, however it’s important to know exactly how much space you have to play with, in addition to surrounding elements, before finalising your niche.
So, to assist you in selecting the perfect niche for both your bathroom layout and lifestyle, we’ll take you through the most popular designs and top three considerations.
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From incorporating your niche into a feature wall, selecting different tiles or running it along more than one wall to service multiple areas, niches provide a great opportunity to integrate a streamlined statement within your bathroom design
Whether seamless or statement, it’s important to keep in mind the dimensions of the tiles you’d like to use when planning your bathroom niche. As ideally you want your tiles to be symmetric around the niche, with the tile line ending right on the niche. If your tiles are ceramic or porcelain, they may need to have a bullnose edge to provide continuous tile colour.
When using tiles to create a statement niche, ensure you specify where the different tiles will be laid. For example, if you are having a mosaic niche sitting alongside large format tiles, we recommend all five walls of your niche to be mosaic.