As Season 16 of The Block unfolds, we’re enjoying watching creativity run wild on the show. This year’s contestants are tasked with renovating houses true to the style of a certain decade, ranging from the 1910s to the 1950s.
This period was transformative for the humble Australian bathroom. It saw the bathroom establish its place as an essential, indoor room of the house (goodbye outhouses!), proper plumbing become a given (thank goodness), and bold, colourful designs come into the mix. Hence the startling pink or green baths you’ll still find at large in many older Australian homes.
Watching The Block contestants really get their creative juices flowing as they consider different period designs has inspired us to share some out-of-the-box ideas for shower niches. The shower niche is fast becoming a key design feature of the modern bathroom, offering style and practicality.
Yes, the ‘shampoo shelf’ can do so much more than just store shampoo, and it can come in an array of fun, interesting shapes to suit your bathroom’s style.