Malibu Family Home
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5. Set Up SeatingA shower bench is a functional addition that we often recommend. Not only is it a place to sit and shave legs, but it can also help people with balance, strength or endurance difficulties. It also provides a surface to place products on. Or it can just be a spot to take a moment and let the hot water wash over you. A shower bench seat should be 17 to 19 inches high and 15 inches deep and must not infringe on the interior size of the shower. That means that if your shower size is the minimum 32 by 32 inches, the bench should not take away from those dimensions. In terms of materials, I always like to recommend a slab finish, at least for the top of the bench. This could be marble or quartz, for example. Usually I recommend matching the bench slab top to your vanity countertop for design continuity. I wouldn’t recommend tiling the top of your bench, because the grout lines can be uncomfortable to sit on.