20 Ways to Get More Shower Space

Take advantage of unused shower space with clever storage ideas and unique built-in additions.

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November 25, 2014
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Classic Caddy

A three-tiered bamboo shelf is the perfect quick fix for a shower storage solution. Hang it from the showerhead to organize shampoo bottles, body washes, bar soaps, razors and sponges for the whole family.

Safe Storage

Don’t skimp on safety in the shower regardless of your age. This sturdy grab bar attaches to the shower wall and offers storage for all your shower cleanup needs.

Shower Built-Ins

Black subway tile serves as a springboard for this bathroom's clean and sophisticated design. A sleek built-in niche provides clever, seamless storage for shampoo, soaps and washcloths.

Double Wire Baskets

Glass shower walls keep this bathroom feeling spacious and bright. To maintain the tidy look, dueling wire baskets hang on the wall to hold the necessary shower essentials.

Space-Saving Shower Rod

Expand the space in the shower by installing a double curved shower rod that extends slightly out without robbing the room of any valuable space.

Rustic-Chic Caddy

Need some stylish shower storage? Try your hand at turning an old wooden box into a DIY shower caddy. Stock it with the bath and body essentials for a perfectly tidy showering experience.

Learn How: Make a Chic Bath Caddy for Guests

Tiny Tables

Shower organization is created in this open-air space with the use of two small tables. Tables or small stools are the perfect option for easy and mobile storage while maintaining the stylish look of the space they're in.

Floating Bench

A penny tile cubby is the perfect place for easy and accessible storage. Below the niche, a fixed floating bench provides additional storage space as well as an in-shower seating area.

Glass Dividers

This spa-inspired space deserves some luxe storage. A shallow nook featuring glass shelves sits between the two showerheads, providing much-needed storage in this open space.

Niche + Green

Mosaic tiles in varying shades of green liven up the storage niche and make playful stripes on the wall. The height of this niche ensures there is no shampoo bottle too tall for this built-in.

Spa-Style Storage

This shower gets the look of a true spa with simple lines and a wood floor. A shelf built into the tile wall provides convenient storage, while the addition of a small stool enhances the storage potential while also providing a place to sit.

Shadowbox Shelves

The shower in this master bathroom features two shadowbox-like shelves in the stall. With a showstopping storage space like this, you'll want to have everything perfectly organized.

Sleek Corner Shelf

A popular way to integrate storage into a shower is with a wall niche, but adding one can be a costly addition. An excellent cost-saving alternative is to use a mitered piece of tile installed into the corner as a floating shelf.

In-Shower Towel Bar

Storage in this shower is brought to life by a teak tray and shower bar. With a tray that snaps securely onto the bar, this solution creates a convenient shelf for holding the necessary grooming products, while also providing a place to hang a towel.

In-and-Out Storage

This luxurious walk-in shower houses space for two with dueling shower heads and entries. A bench sits between the two sides providing a space for storing your shower essentials while a cubby on the outside furnishes the perfect little nook for towels.

Corner Bench

Niches come in all shapes and sizes. This shower features a built-in corner shelf, offering a handy space for the storage of bath products without compromising the style of the space.

Luxe Storage

This luxurious shower features two tiled benches. One bench features stylish wooden bowls that house towels, loofahs and scrub brushes while the other built-in offers storage space for soaps of all kinds.

Stone Slab

A large slab of stone creates a wide bench, while storage nooks are cut out of the sides of the shower to hide the typical shower clutter.

Shelf Help

A metal bar attached to the shower wall holds bath brushes in place. A small wooden tray sitting on the other half of the bar creates enough space to organize toiletries.

Well-Placed Storage

However small the space may be, a shower is never too tiny to be replete with storage. This space houses a bench that fits perfectly into the corner, while a niche sits in the back of the shower stall to house all the necessary bathing products.

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