Does your homeowner want to highlight a statue or sculpture, or maybe add some flair to a hallway or a corner of a room? How about adding a radius niche? With a niche, you can break-up a long, monotonous wall or accent the end of the hallway. Plus, it’s no secret that every house has some dead space. So, how about you utilize that space with a wall niche? We’ll build it to your specs and make it a quick, easy, and affordable kit.
How to Measure a Niche Kit
Measuring your niche consists of providing measurements for the height, width, and depth along with choosing a style. For clarification regarding the above measurements, please use the above pricing calculator and click on the “?” next to each measurement for more information.
How to Install Niches
Your niche kit will come with instructions tailored to your style and specifications. You’ll begin by fastening the top and bottom niche struts and then spacing the remainder of your niche struts equidistantly. The spacing of the niche struts will not exceed 16” O.C. If you choose the dome top style, instructions to complete the half dome will be provided.
How to Drywall a Niche Kit
Drywalling a niche is comprised of measuring the curvature of the niche struts, cutting the drywall to the curvature and depth, forming, and fastening in place.
- Wetting the back of the drywall will make the drywall easier to bend.
- For tighter radius and dome top niches, consider using a double layer of either ¼” or ¼” flex drywall.
How to Finish Niches
Drywall, plaster, wood veneer, brick veneer, trim, tile…the list is seemingly endless. Whether you want your niche to have a simple or an ornate finish, the choice is yours.
|Material||Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)(High Grade Moisture Resistant)|
|Thickness (in.)||1” struts|
|Depth (in.)||2 ¾” struts|
Choosing Your Niche Style
Choosing a niche style is mostly personal taste along with the overall design/theme of the home. We currently have 3 styles available: soft, half-circle, and dome top. The soft style gives you the ability to control the depth in instances where you either prefer or need a shallower recess. The half-circle style has depth that is half the width, providing a cylindrical shape. The dome top style is a half-circle niche with a half-dome on top.
“Archways & Ceilings does a great job on all of their products. For a truly high end finish and a shape nothing short of perfection, Archways & Ceilings materials are the way to go.”