Showers with a Seat
How to Build a Bench Into Your Tile Shower
Shower benches are a popular request for NC new custom homes with tile showers.
Whether you want a simple perch or a massive seat, you'll get ideas from these 12 Stanton Home tile showers.
Shower Bench Idea #1: Large Angled Bench
The shape and size of your bench will depend on the footprint of your shower.
This shower is extra wide, with plenty of space for an angled bench tucked into one corner. A his and her shower head is located at each end of the shower.
Shower Bench Idea #2: Bench and Storage Shelf Combo
If the tub and shower sit side-by-side, consider extending the tub deck into the shower. This will create a shampoo shelf and offer a space to integrate a small tile seat.
This configuration works well in smaller showers.
Shower Bench Idea #3: Shaving Ledge
In this dual shower head design, the angled seat sits low on the wall, perfect as a leg shaving ledge.
It also leaves more leg room in the shower.
Shower Bench Idea #4: Custom Tile Bench
This shower features four types of tile - from mini mosaic to pebble - creating a spa retreat feel with whites, greys, and blues.
With two built-in storage niches, this shower seat is reserved for sitting!
Shower Bench Idea #5: Space to Spread Out
This shower bench extends the full length of the shower, leaving no gap between the tile wall and glass enclosure.
Shower Bench Idea #6: Aging in Place Shower
Grab bars - an aging in place and ADA design feature - make the use of this shower bench safer.
Whether or not you're planning ahead, grab bars can be a smart addition to any large shower.
Shower Bench Idea #7: Wash Station Bench
In this two shower head design, one adjustable height shower head was placed beside the bench - making rinsing off and shaving easier.
Shower Bench Idea #8: Free Standing Bench
You can tuck away large toiletries, below this free standing shower seat.
A long window adds natural light to this shower, another aging in place recommendation.
Shower Bench Idea #9: Thin Shower Bench
A thin shower bench leaves more open space in this small shower design. Thin benches are best used as a balance point, rather than a seating area.
Shower Bench Idea #10: Solid Top Seat
This solid seat top requires even less cleaning - with no grout lines.
Shower Bench Idea #11: Small Shower Bench
Even a small alcove shower can become more functional with a built in bench.
Shower Bench Idea #12: Bench for an Extra Long Shower
Benches are a practical addition to showers that are much longer than they are wide - with plenty of space at the opposite end of the shower head.
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