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I used to be the Sales and design manager for a large (150+ per year) residential building company. For quite a few years I encouraged the builder principal ( my boss) to forgo using those horrible / space robbing / soap holders and create a recess in the wall that not only looked stylish, allowed more products such as shampoo and conditioner bottles / soap and razors but didn’t intrude on the space inside a shower. Keep in mind the most common size for a shower cubicle by far is 900mm x 900mm. Just enough for room for a person to shower but not much else.

Ways to Efficiently Use a Recessed Bathroom Shelf for Storage Space


When organising or renovating any room in the house, being familiar with the current arrangement of the items helps you to know the subsequent layout desirable for the size and purpose of the place. This is particularly true for small bathrooms where every space should be maximised.

Amid other available small storage solutions, the recessed bathroom shelf is trending among many homeowners right now as it not only presents an orderly bathroom, but also efficiently maximises all hidden and unused areas as well. Situated above the sink, below the ceiling or beside the shower room, a built-in structure can be placed in available areas that may seem awkward or counterproductive for storage. With some creativity, however, niches may also be combined with other organisers like putting hooks for hanging clothes and woven baskets for cosmetics.
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Ways to Use Different Storage Solutions like a Recessed Shower Shelf


Looking for places to store various items is a common problem most homeowners have when organizing their bathrooms. When frustration hits, getting a bigger bathroom seems like the most viable option. You could also, of course, exercise a little creativity and resourcefulness to make the most of what space you have.

Before you begin arranging anything, it’s important that you create a thorough plan or layout for how you want your bathroom to look like after the renovation, or after you’ve merely spruced it up. Produce an inventory or a list of all items currently placed inside, then separate the materials that you still need from those you don’t. Afterwards, position essential items like bathing paraphernalia in accessible locations such as inside the shower room or above the toilet and the rest in hidden areas.
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The Do’s And Don’ts of a Bathroom Renovation: Points to Ponder on

Of all the rooms in your home, the bathroom is the one place where you can savour some truly relaxing “me” time (apart from your bedroom, of course). Since it’s also one of the most frequented places in your house, it’s also subject to inevitable wear-and-tear, from potential damages like cracked and/or stained tilework to water damage along the walls. When such problems occur over a long period of time, a renovation will typically be required in order to fix the problems.

As a major undertaking, though, a bathroom renovation project is no simple task at all. It requires you to judiciously plan and subsequently balance your personal preferences and needs along with the project’s total cost. In order to maintain a smooth overall process, you must take note of these Do’s and Don’ts.

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A New Bathroom Niche and a Few Tricks Can Help Declutter Your Toilet


Think of the most cluttered places in your home. Is it your round-the-clock busy kitchen? Your child’s bedroom or playroom? The living room? When you take a harder, closer look at your bathroom, you’ll find that the bathroom is usually the last to be cleaned up, and the various bath and grooming clutter remains in there for days.

Believe it when you’re told that when there’s grooming, there’s clutter. Nonetheless, bathrooms get the priority for small or full-scale bathroom renovations, next to kitchens.

Clutter is a vexing problem in any limited space. The compact nature of the average-sized bathroom makes it constantly expedient to leave things around, especially when not much storage space have been built in there. Without closets, shelves, or adequate niches to keep things in order, it will be extremely difficult for anyone to find a place for the basic bathroom stuffs one would need.
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Bath Makeover: How a Recessed Bathroom Shelf Makes All the Difference


If you are tired of loose shower caddies falling off their hooks or decaying into rusty buckets, consider going up-market and installing a recessed bathroom shelf from leading providers like Ripple Systems. In fact, savvy builders are including these as part of a standard new build bathroom or shower design. Usually, more than one storage shelf is the way to go so as to accommodate the many people using the bathroom and everyone else who wants to leave some things in there.

Don’t despair if you have an old house where nothing was attached to the walls to help you out with storage, these built-in shelves are easy to install. As long as you are working with a stud wall, the basic process is to draw an outline of your niche against the wall, cut out the rectangular outline, insert the bathroom shelf into the cut out area and seal in, paint or tile over.
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Buying Shower Storage Accessories: A Shower Shelf or Shower Caddies?


Shower storage accessories are needed when you find yourself placing toiletries on the floor, the edge of the bath, or anywhere unsightly. Toiletries are a necessary part of day-to-day life when using your bathroom, and storing them in a practical yet stylish manner can enhance the look and feel of your bathroom and shower areas.

Bathrooms and showers are places where people like to unwind. Tripping over someone’s shampoo bottle (particularly those designed with a spiky spout on the top), is no way to start off a relaxing, bath-zen experience.
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The Ultimate in Bathroom Design: Recessed Shower Niches and Footrests


A bathroom renovation is a major investment in your home; it is crucial in increasing its comfort, appeal, and value. Knowing where to compromise when formulating the plans and where to splash out are very important. This allows you to consider the quality of materials to be used and their durability when planning your bathroom renovation. Homeowners always want an inviting and convenient bathroom, one that is attractive as well as practical.

The available options for bathroom renovation are diverse, but the biggest constraint homeowners face is usually space. When optimising bathroom space, always think of functional shower recesses, storage, shelving, and niches—features that can limit the clutter that makes a bathroom appear smaller and less alluring.
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