Help with bench and niche layout in shower
I'm just starting to figure out our master bath. I've been spending so much time on the kitchen and overall floorplan of our new house that I feel like the master bath has been a bit neglected. I *thought* we were getting a bench in our shower, but after reading some posts here, it turns out that the 7" the builder has drawn in is really more like a ledge. I'm hoping to lose some of this pregnancy weight, but there's no way I'm going to fit my bottom on a 7" bench ever again. LOL!
How would you suggest adding a bench? Extend the bathtub edge more? Would you put a bench on the longer side instead? I'm pretty sure I don't want any empty space under the bench because I think that will be harder to clean.
Where would you put a little niche? I've read different opinions about it, but I don't really know which wall is less obvious for seeing shampoo bottles and such from the rest of the bathroom.
Any other suggestions about the bath overall? Thanks!