Our Niche is your Nesh
noun: niche; plural noun: niches; noun: one's niche; plural noun: one's niches
a shallow recess, especially one in a wall to display a statue or other ornament.
synonyms:recess, alcove, nook, cranny, slot, slit, hollow, bay, cavity, cubbyhole, pigeonhole, opening, aperture; mihrab "in a niche in the wall is a statue of St. John"
a comfortable or suitable position in life or employment.
"he is now a partner at a leading law firm and feels he has found his niche"
synonyms:ideal position, calling, vocation, métier, place, function, job, slot, opportunity "he feels he has found his niche in life"
a position or role taken by a kind of organism within its community. Such a position may be occupied by different organisms in different localities, e.g., antelopes in Africa and kangaroos in Australia.
a specialized segment of the market for a particular kind of product or service.
"he believes he has found a niche in the market"
denoting or relating to products, services, or interests that appeal to a small, specialized section of the population.
"other companies in this space had to adapt to being niche players"
verb: niche; 3rd person present: niches; past tense: niched; past participle: niched; gerund or present participle: niching
place or position (something) in a niche.
How do you say it? Niche or Nesh?
In construction, a niche can be described as a shallow recess in a wall. The word originates from the French and translates to literally mean “recess.” We build with niches often when we work with bathrooms and showers. A current shower trend utilizes niches to create extra built-in storage to hold the assorted bottles of bathing toiletries.
We are especially fond of incorporating waterproof niches in our clients’ showers as they are both functional and beautiful form of storage. Add a little design detail with custom tile or lighting and suddenly your niche is a bathroom feature. Here are a few recommendations on size and placement for your niche.
12x24 is a good size for a niche. This allows the niche to fit between the studs. You can either leave it open or add a shelf at 12 inches to give you two shelves.
Ideal niche height should hit at your chest - when you’re in the shower you want to be looking straight across when you grab for your shampoo. If you have to look down its very easy for something to drip into your eyes.
ONE OR TWO
If you and your spouse share a shower, we highly recommend 2 separate niches. We have many clients who believe having your own sink or shower niche are helpful tools to a strong marriage. We tend to agree with them.
MAKE IT FUN
Add some personality by playing with the placement, installing lighting, using funky tile or a combination of all 3.
Here are some creative niche designs we have implemented for clients: