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red bench and pebble niche modern bathroom

red bench and pebble niche

red bench provides a dash of color, the pebbles at the niche add texture. The glass shelves are set in from the face of the stone tile for a clean look.

Photo: Bay Area VR - Eli Poblitz

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palapita wrote:
Wall tile? - Could you share the manufacturer and name of the wall tile?
   Comment   December 21, 2013
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Michael Tauber Architecture
Ann Sacks, Luxor Grey, AS7835-1
1-3/4" x 17" field in honed finish.
Good Luck,
December 24, 2013 at 9:21am     
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Beautiful install, Michael. Palapita, don't hesitate to get in touch direct for design recommendations, pricing and samples 214 742 8453 or dallas@annsacks.com. - TAMARA | Design & Sales
December 27, 2013 at 6:31am   
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aluo wrote:
The rover rock is very colorful. Is it the nature color?
     Comment   January 13, 2013
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Michael Tauber Architecture
Csonntag - not sure which tile you are referring to - there are three in the photo- the ann sacks luxor grey tile (the field tile) are 1.7 x 17, the red tile is 2 x 8, the river rock is on a 12 x 12 mat.
Thanks for the question,
April 8, 2013 at 10:33am     
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Pebble Tile Shop
Great use of pebble tile here! Love the space!
August 25, 2013 at 9:13pm   
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Mueller Nicholls Cabinets and Construction wrote:
Love this Bathroom! - Michael! This bathroom is COOOOOOL!!!
     Comment   October 23, 2012
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Ronnie Edwards II
The Tile on the bench is glass, correct? What manufacturer? SICIS, Walker Zanger, Trend? Definitely interested in the manufacturer if it's ceramic.
April 4, 2013 at 5:08pm   
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Ronnie Edwards II, the tile is ceramic - Heath Ceramics.
Thanks for the question,
April 5, 2013 at 1:57pm   
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tensok2 wrote:
Glass shelf - Can you please explain the silicone installation that you mentioned?
   Comment   September 20, 2012
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Lover your shower!!! So does the silicone stick to the niche wall and the glass so you don't need to cut/drill into the niche walls to install clips to hold the glass? I assume you need to hold the glass somehow while the silicone sets. Where can you buy structural silicone?
September 22, 2012 at 10:00am   
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Don't know where to get it but I'm sure a glass fabricator in your area would know. I suggest you discuss it with them and/or your general contractor.
September 22, 2012 at 12:09pm   
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Laura Knight wrote:
What is the name of the tile? Thanks!
   Comment   July 11, 2011
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Ann sacks luxor grey. Thanks for the question, didn't see it until now, sorry.
September 27, 2012 at 10:21am   
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sleepydoc84 wrote:
Are the shelves in the niche removeable? If so, how are they installed? Thanks
   Comment   May 11, 2011
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No these ones are not - they are sitting in a channel and are tiled in.
I am finishing up another bathroom with glass shelves and they will be held in place with structural silicone, so they can be removed if need be.
Thanks for your question
May 11, 2011 at 6:35pm   
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How big are the glass shelves? Are they tempered glass? I'm having a difficult time finding a glass company that can make smaller tempered glass shelves.
July 10, 2012 at 2:00pm     
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El Gato wrote:
what type of tile?
   Comment   November 10, 2013

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Can a corner be symmetrical? In this case the answer is yes. The orange bench, controls, and even the stone joints in this shower create a balanced symmetry on the diagonal. Only the inset shelf is not mirrored above the corner. When seen from another angle, this bathroom is anything but symmetrical.
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What a feature! This corner bench is obviously the focal element in the shower. When planning your main design points, a shower niche should not compete with your space's design. The use of glass in this niche makes for a subtler look.Tip: Glass is usually affordable. But make sure you order your niche shelving with other glass items to get the most bang for your buck. If you're using three shelves in a niche, ask your contractor to order four. It's always nice to have a backup in case something breaks.

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