4 Creative Ideas for a Niche

While different niche shapes can help you create stunning bathroom designs, we’re often inspired to see different creative ideas for a niche.

There are a variety of functional and aesthetic uses for The Niche Man niches, and we love seeing how our customers get creative with how they use them! Here are a few of our top picks for how to use a niche.

1. A Practical Shower Shelf.

Lots of customers find The Niche Man through researching ‘shower shelf’ or ‘shampoo holder’. There’s no doubt that the primary use for shower niches is as a practical and functional space in the shower to store products.

This is a great way to keep your shower tidy, so you don’t have bottles strewn across the floor, and you don’t have to rely on a flimsy, rusty old shower caddy to store your products.

Tip! – When installing a niche as a shower shelf, be sure to consider what size will be suitable for you, and what height it should be installed at to be most practical for your family.

2. A Bathroom Design Feature.

Both inside and outside the shower, niches can add pizzazz. We love seeing customers get creative with how they install bathroom niches. When we receive unusual custom orders, we know something interesting is going down!

We see lots of people install niches above their bath, serving both as a practical shelf and a space to add design elements like ornaments and potted plants.

Amazing design effects can be created through the use of different finishes, colours and shapes. While tile over niches are most commonly used, we find that our Luxx range of glass niches and our stunning Metallico range of metal niches are often sought after for inspired bathroom designs.

Tip! – LED lighting can spice up the look of your niche, establishing it as a key focus point in the bathroom.

3. A Dry Shelf.

Why limit the niche to the bathroom? While we see this less commonly, niches can be used in other rooms of the house as a handy shelf in the wall, even in dry spaces. They’re so easy to install that it’s often easier to use one of our niches than for a builder to build a recessed space like this.

Tip! – Consider using a Niche Man niche to store books, plants, ornaments and more in any room of your house.

4. A Feature For Outdoor Spaces.

Landscapers and garden enthusiasts… this one’s for you!

Adding a niche into an outdoor room or wall can completely transform an outdoor space. This can create a practical space to store garden tools or potted herbs or flowers, without adding clutter with wall hangings and planters.

Because our niches are 100% waterproof, they’ll withstand rain, making them a great choice for outdoor spaces.

Tip! – LED lighting can be added to outdoor niches, as a way to light up your balcony or garden area.

Let us help you bring your vision to life!
The Niche Man team gets very excited when it comes to thinking outside the box (thinking outside the shower, if you will). We create custom niches from our warehouse in Victoria, and ship across Australia. We’d love to help you get your creativity going and develop a beautiful bathroom or other space with a stylish and practical niche.

Have you found an inspiring way to use a Niche Man niche? Please email us and let us know – we’d love to hear all about it! Or, if you have an idea cooking away that you’d like to discuss with our team, please get in touch and we can help discuss your options.

Why choose a Niche Man Shower Niche?


  • Custom Built to the size YOU want


  • Design your own Shape & Size


  • 100% Waterproof & Ready to Tile


  • No Membrane required


  • Made from durable lightweight polyurethane high-density rigid panel


  • Mould & Fungus resistant


  • Ideal for bathrooms, outdoor shower area, steam rooms, saunas, outdoor pool and spa areas

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