Storage under seat in shower?
Most of the seats I see in tiled showers are a sort of tiled "step". When I look at that I think "wasted space". So I'm thinking of using that space. There is a lot of not-so-attractive stuff that is used in the shower that might be stored in there, and that wouldn't look so good in an open niche.
But opening that up requires an entirely different design, and I don't recall seeing such a thing. I imagine a hinged seat - perhaps teak - with storage underneath. I suppose it could be an enclosed box of teak slats, so it drains while still hiding stuff. Or maybe an open tiled "tub" (with openings so it drains) and a hinged teak seat/cover.
Has anyone seen or heard of such a thing?
How does teak in the shower hold up over time? I presume it eventually turns grey? How does it hold up to soap, etc.? Does it get icky? Can it be maintained in good looking shape without a lot of effort?
Are there other likely materials for a hinged seat? Plastic, stainless steel, aluminum?