How big should a niche be?
When finding the perfect spot for your niche, think about how the space will function in use. Positioning your niche at chest to eye-level is a good standard. This translates to a height of about 48 to 60 inches.
What size should a shower niche be?
Your shower niche definitely needs to be large (both deep and tall) enough to hold the bulk-sized large bottles. The average height of most shampoo bottles is between 7″ and 9 1/2″. However, the larger pump bottles can range from 9 1/2″ to 10 1/2″. I would recommend a shower niche minimum size of 12″ – 13″.
How deep is a niche?
The typical depth of a shower niche is 3.5 inches, the width of a wood stud. In a high rise building, the steel studs may be 2.5 inches deep and this should be considered. This is still wide enough for most bottles. Niches should not be against outside walls if possible in cold weather climates.
How big should a shower be?
As for size, your shower should be at least three feet square and have a wide entry, so there’s ample room to get in and move around. Designer Mary Jo Peterson, CKD, CBD and a universal design specialist in Brookfield, Conn., says 42 by 60 inches is even better, particularly for showers that have no door or curtain.
Can a shower niche go on an exterior wall?
Generally frowned upon, installing a shower niche in an exterior wall is still possible.
What do niche dimensions mean?
You measure the niche height by measuring with a tape measure from the bottom to the top of the niche. Now you know exactly how high your device may be. Is your niche not empty? Then measure the box next to it or the device itself. Ovens have a standard height of 45 or 60.
How big is a bathroom niche?
Assuming that you are considering installing a prefab tile ready foam board shower niche, the most popular standard shower niche size is 12″ wide x 28″ high x 3-1/2″ deep. This is based on sales volume of the biggest brand of prefab foam shower niches*. The second most popular size is their 12″ x 12″ niche.