What Is The Standard Height For A Shower Niche?

This modern grey bathroom features a shower niche that can be accessed from the shower and the bath. #ShowerNicheIdeas #ShowerNiche #ModernBathroom #BathroomDesign #BathroomIdeas
See more photos of this renovated house – here. Designed by Min | Day and Burks Toma Architects, and renovated by Schwartz and Architecture. Photography by Mathew Millman.

After doing much research on this subject, we’ve found there’s no industry standard height for a shower niche, it all depends on personal preference.

Realistically, most people will want a shower niche to be between 36 to 60 inches (91 to 152cm) from the floor, which makes it a comfortable height to reach for a bottle of shampoo or a bar of soap.

However, there are some things to keep in mind:

  • If you have a bathtub/shower combination, you might want to consider how high you want to reach if you’re sitting in the bath. Alternatively, how low do you want to bend down if you’re standing?
  • If you only have a shower (no bathtub), make sure that it’s comfortable for you to easily reach for your bathroom products, but don’t forget that if you have children or elderly people in the home, they may prefer something a little lower.

One way to solve the problem is to install two separate shower niches at different heights or have one tall vertical shower niche that has shelves included in its design.

Below are some shower niche design ideas to inspire you, which also show a variety of heights from high to low.

This modern bathroom has a horizontal shower niche for storage. #ModernBathroom #ShowerNiche #ShowerNicheIdeas #BathroomStorage
See more photos of this grey and white bathroom – here. Designed by GIA renovations. Photography by Martina Gemmola.

This modern bathroom has a horizontal shower niche for storage. #ModernBathroom #ShowerNiche #ShowerNicheIdeas #BathroomStorage
See more photos of this renovated house – here. Designed by Min | Day and Burks Toma Architects, and renovated by Schwartz and Architecture. Photography by Matthew Millman.

This modern bathroom has a horizontal shower niche with hidden lighting for storage. #ModernBathroom #ShowerNiche #ShowerNicheIdeas #BathroomStorage
See more photos of this apartment – here. Designed by Cartelle Design.

This modern grey bathroom features a shower niche that can be accessed from the shower and the bath. #ShowerNicheIdeas #ShowerNiche #ModernBathroom #BathroomDesign #BathroomIdeas
See more photos of this house in Vancouver – here. Designed by Falken Reynolds Interiors and Randy Bens Architect. Photography by Ema Peter Photography.

This modern bathroom has a horizontal shower niche for storage. #ModernBathroom #ShowerNiche #ShowerNicheIdeas #BathroomStorage
See more photos of this modern wood house – here. Designed by InForm Design.

This modern bathroom has two shower niches to allow people at different heights to easily access them. #ShowerNicheIdeas #ModernShowerNiches #ShowerNiche #MultipleShowerNiches
See more photos of this split-level house in Palm Springs – here. Designed by O2 Architecture. Photography by Lance Gerber.

This modern bathroom has two shower niches to allow people at different heights to easily access them. #ShowerNicheIdeas #ModernShowerNiches #ShowerNiche #MultipleShowerNiches
See more photos of this renovated bathroom – here. Designed by Paul K Stewart. Photography by Brandon Barre.

Learn more about shower niches here:
9 Shower Niche Ideas To Create The Perfect Bathroom
How To Build A Shower Niche


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