Early on in my bathroom remodel I realized that I wouldn’t be able to include a niche for the shower as I had hoped. Two of the three walls that surround the bath and shower are exterior walls, and because it gets so cold in NW Wisco (aka Wisconsin) in the winter months it would have caused problems to inset a niche between any of the studs on the exterior wall. The third wall contained the plumbing for our shower, and I didn’t want to have to open up the wall to access it or deal with the headache that would be rerouting the plumbing just so that we could have a spot to put our shampoo (bottles linked here). Since this is our cabin bath, and because we live like wild woods people when we are here – we don’t have huge need for a lot of bath time accoutrements in this space. All we really need is stuff to wash our hair from time to time.
Instead I began looking for other ways I could include a shelf for soaps and I found a great solution that I wanted to share with you! I ordered a shelf kit that came with a polished piece of marble and instructions for how to install the shelf on top of another substrate such as tile!
This would be such a great solution for anyone experiencing a lack of shelves with a pre existing tiled shower. I purchased an extra piece and will be adding a marble corner shelf to our Minneapolis bathroom which has no lower shelves for soaps and we set everything around the base of the tub.
The marble comes with everything you need including some heavy duty two part epoxy that sets up in five minutes!
in 5 Minutes (or so)
The shelf is IN. PLACE. It is stuck there, for good.