A Fresh Approach to Shower Storage

Tiled niches and marble shelves…pretty and practical

While the minimal approach of floor-to-ceiling tile in the shower surround can be beautiful, where does one keep the shampoo? If the answer is the lip of your tub, adding a few shelves or niches in the shower can be a game-changer. Below, five homeowners who worked with Sweeten, a free service matching renovators with vetted general contractors, mix storage and organization with style.

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Rachel and Michael designed a backdrop of penny tile in a multitude of blue hues for their shower, extending the tile to nearby niches. The mosaic, clearly visible behind the glass door, is now the couple’s favorite part of the bathroom.

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Marble corner shelves were cut from the leftover tile for Holly and Christian’s space, an idea that scores points for ingenuity and thriftiness.

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Mario and Joe used gray porcelain tile with the appearance of coarse denim to fill the alcoves in their shower, a callback to the floor tile and accent wall behind the sink vanity that ties the room together.

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For a sleek, streamlined approach, glass shelves attached to the tile surround in this half-bath create the perfect perch for bottles of shampoo and conditioner.

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Pallavi and Keyur added some much-needed depth with contrasting black accent tile to their shower niches and along the tub exterior in their mostly white bath.

This post has been revised and updated from its original publication on July 20, 2016.

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