How to make a bathroom wall niche
Whether it’s renovation or new construction, wall niches are a great way to create more space in your bathroom. A niche or shower shelf is easy to install and offers the perfect place to put your bathroom utensils. Here you will find a short explanation about how-to install a wall niche in your bathroom.
Why incorporate a bathroom wall niche in your bathroom project?
Easily create more storage space
If you are planning to remodel your existing bathroom to gain more space, incorporating a wall niche or shower niche into the new design is a great way to get more storage space. These unique pieces of bathroom design can be custom fitted to virtually any space, from the tiniest and most cramped bathroom to the largest and most luxurious one.
Suitable for drywall & solid wall
Container serie wall niches can be placed in both drywall and solid wall construction and can be used in existing wall constructions as well as newly constructed walls.
Variety of colours & finishes
Shower niches and wall niches come in a wide variety of colors and finishes, so it is easy to choose a design that is perfect for your home. Whether you choose the timeless elegance of stainless steel, the understated elegance of white and crème or the unique modern look of anthracite, your bathroom will get a whole new look, and you can enjoy the results every time you take a bath or shower.
Wall niches are also available in a diversity of styles and options, making it easy to fit this unique upgrade into your existing space. Whether you choose the beauty of a bordered (BOX) niche, the classic style of a borderless (C-BOX) wall niche or the versatility of a tileable borderless (T-BOX) design, you are sure to be impressed with the results. Container series wall niches are available in various versions:
- Container BOX – includes doors, lights, and mirrors
- Container C-BOX – includes variable installation depth and various colors
- Container T-BOX – includes tileable doors and various colors
[How-to] make a wall niche in your bathroom
Whether it’s renovation or new construction, wall niches are a great way to create more space in your bathroom. A niche or shower shelf is easy to install and offers the perfect place to put your bathroom utensils. Here you will find a short explanation about how-to install a wall niches in your bathroom.
To achieve the best possible result, please carefully read the installation guide because the exact instructions depend on the type of wall niche. We recommend that the installation should preferably be done by trained professionals in compliance with building regulations.
1. Determine location & Cut out cavity
Place the built-in set into the desired position. We recommend installing the niche in the center of the two studs (if necessary).
Next, mark the outlines or cutlines on the wall by using a pencil.
Carefully cut out the cavity using a saw or angle grinder.
Make sure that you have enough depth in the wall to apply the niche, container wall niches are available with 10 cm (4″) and 7 cm installation depth
2. Clean work area & apply sealant
Before starting the installation process, please check if the work area is clean. Make sure that the surface is clean and free of adhesion-reducing substances.
Apply sealant on the wall to fasten the built-in set.
Insert built-in set
Insert the built-in set to enable a complete waterproof installation.
3. Apply self-adhesive waterproofing membrane
Before application of the sealing membrane, make sure that all surfaces are clean and free of adhesion-reducing substances (e.g. dust, acid, grease).
Apply self-adhesive membrane
Start with the application of the vertical self-adhesive membrane and finish with the horizontal membrane, so both membranes overlap.
4. Apply sealing compound
Embed waterproofing membrane
Next step is to embed the waterproofing membrane in the flexible sealing compound. We recommend using Easy2Seal 2K Rapid because it can be reworked after approx. 90 min!
When installing a T-BOX or C-BOX wall niche, we advise you to follow the steps in the installation manual, before applying the sealing compound. These wall niches have a variable installation depth and need to be adjusted accordingly.
5. Start tiling
After the compound tile adhesive has dried, the walls around the niche can be tiled. The tiles can overlap the flange of the built in set.
When installing a T-BOX (tileable) wall niche, regard the protective installation cover and make sure that the maximum tile thickness is 13 mm.
6. Insert wall niche
Apply sealant to the back flange of the wall niche and insert this part into the built in set in order to fixate.