Shower Niche - height off floor

jo1972September 24, 2012

Planning a new shower and want a NICHE for liquid soap and shampoo.

WHAT IS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF INCHES I CAN GO ABOVE THE FLOOR AND BE FUNCTIONAL?

I have a completed bathroom and that niche is 44" off the floor. It works well. However, in this new bathroom 44" is not lining up correctly with the tiles.

Help!! I'm pulling my hair out!

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Annie Deighnaugh

I don't have a niche, but I have corner shelves that are 51" off the floor, if that helps.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 7:48AM
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treasuretheday

We have two niches, a smaller one that is on our pony wall and therefore lower, and a taller one with two shelves up higher. I can measure their distance from the floor when I get home. When we decided where to put them, my husband and I held up some of my product bottles to decide where they'd be most convenient and then we adjusted +/- an inch or so as needed to line them up with a row of tile. Reaching up to get a bottle of shampoo isn't an issue but we made sure that the shelf for my oversize pump bottles was at a height that made them easy to use.

It's all personal preference but the best height, IMO, is whatever lines up with the tile AND is out of the splash zone as much as possible.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 3:23PM
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bill_vincent

You can place them as high or low as you like, so long as you're comfortable with them.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2012 at 6:21PM
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