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DIY Shower Niche – How to Frame & Placement Tips

Quick and Easy DIY Shower Niche Installation Steps, Tips, and Video for homeowners that are comfortable doing DIY remodeling.

DIY Shower Niche Install Time

Hi again! If you’re keeping up with our Master Bathroom Remodel, you probably saw my last post with the before photos and design plan for our new bathroom.

This time, I have the demo photos, plumbing and counter top updates, and the quick and easy DIY Shower Niche Installation Video.

The contractors are gone now. They were able to get a lot of work done in about 10 days. Before they hung the Hardie Board for the shower, I got in there and framed in a new, bigger shower niche. And, this is an easy DIY, guys. Check out the video below to see just how easy it is.

Be sure to stop back soon, I’ll be sharing the DIY Plank Ceiling I’m installing in the bath, the tiling I’m working on now, and more big changes coming to the bathroom! And, check out how I built our garbage cans into our vanity cabinet doors to keep them out of site and away from little hands, or paws. 🙂

You can do this DIY Shower Niche Installation in less than an hour. This video shows you how easy it is! Plus, check out the bathroom after demo, with a framed in tub and shower prepped for tile. #BathroomRemodeling #BathroomMakeover #BathroomRemodel #ShowerNiche #Remodel #AbbottsAtHome
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Tools Needed to Frame a Shower Niche

DIY Shower Niche Installation Video

How to Frame a Shower Niche - With Placement & Sizing Tips to Build a DIY Shower Niche!
You can do this DIY Shower Niche Installation in less than an hour. This video shows you how easy it is! Plus, check out the bathroom after demo, with a framed in tub and shower prepped for tile. #BathroomRemodeling #BathroomMakeover #BathroomRemodel #ShowerNiche #Remodel #AbbottsAtHome
The Shower Niche framed out with 2x4’s. The video shows how I did this and how I picked the size and location.
You can do this DIY Shower Niche Installation in less than an hour. This video shows you how easy it is! Plus, check out the bathroom after demo, with a framed in tub and shower prepped for tile. #BathroomRemodeling #BathroomMakeover #BathroomRemodel #ShowerNiche #Remodel #AbbottsAtHome
The new shower niche was covered in Hardie Backer Board and Red Guard for extra waterproofing.
You can do this DIY Shower Niche Installation in less than an hour. This video shows you how easy it is! Plus, check out the bathroom after demo, with a framed in tub and shower prepped for tile. #BathroomRemodeling #BathroomMakeover #BathroomRemodel #ShowerNiche #Remodel #AbbottsAtHome
You can see the shower ready for tiling now. Hardie Backer Board is up and Red Guard Waterproofing was applied at all seams, screw holes, and the niche.
Her Master Bathroom Demo is done. I love seeing the new framed in tub and prep work on the shower. This bathroom makeover will be beautiful! #DemoDay #BathroomDemo #HomeRemodeling BathroomReno #AbbottsAtHome
The plumbers placed a liner along the bottom and partially up the sides of the shower, then hung Hardie Backer Board, and poured a mud floor. 

See More DIY Projects from this Master Bathroom Remodel

UPDATE: The Master Bathroom is finished. Check out the finished Bathroom or any of these DIY projects from the remodel.

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