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Essential Accessories for Shower Wall Panels

A great shower is more than just pretty tile and fresh towels. No matter how luxurious your hotel or multifamily property, it's the details that truly set it apart. Shower wall panels are one of the most important products to consider when designing a bathroom. They impact the overall feel of the space. They’re also a canvas for adding functional accessories. From shelves and footrests to soap dishes, learn how well-crafted essentials can elevate your property.

shower shelves and footrests

Why you should always accessorize

In such a competitive market, properties should make every effort to set themselves apart. Small but practical additions can improve guest and resident satisfaction. Features like shampoo shelves and footrests simplify daily routines and offer a more personal touch. These things leave a lasting impression, ideally leading to customer loyalty and positive word-of-mouth.

Shower shelves and niches

When you think about the number of beauty products we use (shampoos, body washes, shaving creams), it’s obvious that storage is a necessity. Otherwise, bottles and razors end up on the floor -  inconvenient and unsafe. Shower shelves and niches are ideal solutions for keeping essentials organized and accessible.

Shower niches are recessed into the wall for a clean, space-saving design. Available in different shapes and sizes, a niche is a great solution for more elbow room in the shower. Mincey offers square and rectangular styles made from cast marble.

Niches often cost more than shampoo shelves; however, our cast marble niches tend to be less expensive than the ones you need with tiled walls.

shower wall niche for commercial projects

Shampoo shelves are available in a variety of sizes, from small corner mount styles (like this 7”x7”) to elongated versions that fit many toiletries (like this 30”). 

Mincey shelves and niches are available in the same colors as our panels for a perfect match. They’re also non-porous and resistant to mold, mildew, and stains.

shower shelves for hotel projects

Other storage options include soap dishes and chrome-plated wire baskets. Deciding on cast marble or wire shelving largely depends on aesthetics (both are around the same price). Wire shelves can fit into a more industrial design, while cast marble shelves have a more seamless look.


Even though shaving is a daily task for many, footrests are often overlooked. These wall-mounted units provide stability for tasks like shaving legs and washing feet, ensuring a safe and comfortable showering experience. This simple addition shows your commitment to providing the best guest experience possible.

Mincey offers several footrests in cast marble - from small corner mount styles to a 30” elongated version. They’re available in any Mincey color to coordinate with shower walls. Some footrests like the one below also feature a textured surface.

curved footrest for hotels

For a more industrial look, a chrome plated or matte black footrest can pair well with other fixtures in the space – like a matte black showerhead.

metal footrest for commercial projects

More opportunities to make an impact

Continue to be intentional in your shower design with:

Showerheads – pick a showerhead with multiple spray modes. Guests or tenants can choose a spray mode that suits them. Even better, add a handshower for more versatility.

Towel bars – place towel hooks or bars within easy reach of the shower for safety and convenience. Although it’s not common in the U.S., consider heated towel racks for an extra special touch.

Lighting – ensure the shower has adequate lighting. Shower stalls can often seem dark, especially those with shower curtains. Make sure the space is safe and inviting.

Shower doors create a sleeker, more sophisticated look while also making the space feel larger and more open. Want to learn more? Read our most recent post all about shower doors.

Your guests deserve the best in their bathroom experience, and that starts with a truly custom fit. Components like footrests and shelves aren’t ‘add-ons’ – they’re necessities that should be in every hotel or apartment shower. After all, safety and storage should always be a priority. Fortunately, these units are easy to specify, install, and maintain.