By tucking the curved freestanding tub into a corner by the window, designer Joan Suzio was able to capture space for the walk-in shower. A niche recessed in the wall is a tidy spot to place shampoos and soaps to keep them off the floor or bench. Although a curbless shower with zero threshold was desired, the curb helps keep water off the bathroom floor.
This small antique birdcage decoration sits on a wood shelf just off the breakfast room. Similar to Spanish nichos, these recesses in the wall allow you to place art and treasured objects in them, creating a unique display for even mundane items.
Quiet and restful, this contemporary bedroom keeps the main focus on the gorgeous skyline view with minimal furnishings and neutral colors. A recessed niche in the wall behind the bed adds a cozy, tucked-in feel.
One area of this renovated master bathroom is dedicated to the shower and tub. The tub is this freestanding beauty, with a recessed niche in the marble wall above it to hold toiletries and the occasional flower!
A boring fireplace and recessed niche is transformed into a polished focal wall featuring a gleaming wood panel displaying a large wall-mount television. Wires are cleanly tucked behind for a sleek look. The fireplace received a tile surround.
A mix of textures, like stacked stone and grasscloth wallpaper, create a visually interesting space, while recessed niches add a bit of drama this modern living room. A gallery wall of ocean inspired art incorporates nautical elements while keeping with streamlined modern design elements.
This master bath remodel was sparked by a flood in the client’s home. Working with the same floor plan, the designer renovated the bath with new tiles, cabinetry, countertops and fixtures. The shower area features a corner seat and recessed niches for soap and shampoo, and the vanity is adorned with white cabinets with crystal knobs.
Smart design decisions made the most of this bathroom space, with the vanity placed inside a niche and a 48 inch lift-up medicine cabinet recessed into a void stud cavity space between the bathroom and bedroom behind.
Add two simple reclaimed-wood slabs, and presto! This recessed niche, just inside the backyard door, becomes a mudroom. Barker Freeman Design Office architects needed little more than the shelving and a few hooks to create an ideal setup for removing shoes and stashing flotsam. Keeping the wall color the same as in the rest of the room allows for continuity, but the paler hue on the surrounding wall helps to define the space.