Willow Glen ResidenceContemporary Bathroom, San Francisco
Photo Credit: David Duncan Livingston
What Houzz contributors are saying:
I like to maintain the same tile width in the corners. When a tile on one wall is cut to a shorter length, for example, I like to start the next wall with this same width. The inside corner of this shower looks great; the tile widths are kept consistent for a more finished look. To me balance is about finding a perfect tile layout. Not every shower is built to exacting standards, so tiling often creates the illusion of perfection.
If you are serious about gaining some space, then consider taking your shower niche to the extreme in size. The black band to the left is a niche that runs the entire length of the wall. This is a very custom way to go and involves framing out that space, so it increases the cost of creating this shower. But wow! You would have room to place everything you need in the shower or bath.
The clients wanted to keep the shower design simple. The space is bathed in natural light via the skylight, and the black band and floor provide the strong contrast between light and dark we've seen around the rest of the house. "The black band is actually a recessed niche along the back wall. The shower ties in all elements of the bathroom, the dark tones of the cabinetry, the marble of the floors and counters, and the color of the fretwork patterned tile," says Bruckstein.