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Why A Bathroom Niche Is A Great Idea

Learn more about the most important parts about bathroom renovations from the experience we have gained from 000's of projects.


Installing a wall niche is a great idea when renovating a new bathroom.

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What is a bathroom wall niche?

When Nu-Trend meets each new client to discuss their bathroom renovation ideas we listen to all different interior design choices they have thought of or are trying to create. Where possible we make sure you will avoid the renovating mistakes we see other people make. We also make sure we spend some time sharing sharing new ideas or the latest renovating trends so that we can get creative together.

In the past few years one of the things many people have chosen to have installed is a wall niche.

A bathroom wall niche is essentially a nook in the wall where shower or bath products can sit without using shower hangers or other devices to hold them. It also becomes the perfect place to store bathroom essentials in a clean, tidy way without needing extra cabinetry.

What shapes and sizes can a wall niche be?

When you are doing a complete bathroom renovation in Sydney it means the room is stripped back to the frame of the room. This means a wall niche can be built into the new build and be done in any size or shape you like. Below are some examples of square, rectangular, full length or even shelf wall niche installations. 

How can you install a wall niche?

Whether it’s a renovation or new construction, wall niches are a great way to create more space in your bathroom. A niche or shower shelf is easy to install and offers the perfect place to put your bathroom utensils too. It is incorporated into the demolition and room preparation phase of construction, typically built within the wall stud spacing. A wall niche can be placed high, low, as a square or along a wall or even creating a small shelf.

Here are some of our recent bathroom renovations in Sydney that Nu-Trend has completed. The majority of the projects we are contracted for are complete bathroom renovations where the room is completely stripped so that the flooring, walls, tiling and waterproofing is installed brand new.

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Local Sydney contractors.


A qualified and licensed renovator.

INSURED $20,000,000

Public liability insurance for peace of mind.

Drainer | gas fitter | plumber | renovator

Nu-Trend is a Sydney company with more than 15 years experience completing bathroom renovations & solving plumbing problems. he Directors Rob and Rick are hands-on, and provide a personalised service.


All the work carried out by Nu-Trend is AS/NZ3500:2018 compliant. It is the Australian Standard for Plumbing and Drainage in NSW as set down by Standards Australia and the Australian Building Codes Board. They give the plumbing industry technical direction to enable compliance with required regulatory frameworks.

15 years experience with a written commitment.

Rick and Rob are the hands-on directors for Nu-Trend. Rather than hire sub-contractors and manage their business from a distant office, they are on the tools, at your site & working towards delivering your bathroom renovation or plumbing service. It means you are talking directly to the owners of the business, the guys who are accountable and responsible rather than via email or through customer service teams.

It is why they are able to provide a written guarantee that demonstrates their confidence in standing by the quality of their workmanship and the service they deliver to every single client.

They have a very single minded commitment to deliver a high level of professionalism and quality, they’ve been doing renovation contracting in Sydney for 15+ years.

Rick Karagiannis - Licensed Plumber & Bathroom Renovator
Rick Karagiannis - Licensed Plumber & Bathroom Renovator

Rick Karagiannis is a licensed Plumber, Building Renovator and Director of Nu-Trend, a Sydney Plumber and Bathroom Renovations contractor. Nu-Trend has been operating since 2009 as an independent sole trader in Sydney. Rick provides all types of services for small bathroom renovations, leaking tap repairs, hot water high-pressure jet blasting and more.

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