What size should my shower niche be?
We often have customers ask us, “what size should my shower niche be?” While there’s no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to shower niches, there are a few general shower niche installation rules and considerations we can share with you.
Half the size of the wall (at least)
It can look odd when your shower niche is tiny compared to the size of your shower. As a general rule, we recommend installing a niche that’s at least half the width of your shower wall. For example, the average width of a shower in Australia is 914mm. If this is the case with your shower, we suggest getting a niche that’s at least 445mm.
In saying that, it’s not uncommon for people to install more than one niche in the shower and to position them in creative, interesting ways. In that case, you may choose different size niches.
A lot of people also choose to go for a really long niche. The wall-to-wall niche look is very practical and striking. It looks great with LED lighting too!