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Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

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.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

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.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

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.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

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!

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

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.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

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.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

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.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

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.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

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.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

Shower Bench Idea #10: Solid Top Seat

This solid seat top requires even less cleaning - with no grout lines.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

Shower Bench Idea #11: Small Shower Bench

Even a small alcove shower can become more functional with a built in bench.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat 

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.

Showers with a Bench | Tile Shower Seat

Contact Stanton Homes to learn more about building a custom home in North Carolina. 

More 2014 Raleigh new home design trends and master bath trends:

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Top five custom home showers - types of framed shower enclosures 

Accessible shower design - for wheelchair accessible homes

 

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