If you don’t want the cluttered look of a shower basket hanging off of your shower arm or can’t afford a pre-fabricated recessed niche when tiling your new shower, an easy and great solution would be to build a corner shelf using the same tile!
The process is the same for a shampoo/soap shelf or a shaving ledge:
1) Determine location
Once you determine the height of your shelf, mark the location in the corner so that when you are cutting the backer board, you can leave a horizontal cut out for the shelf. Allow enough room for the tile shelf to slip in snugly.
2) Cut a shelf to fit in the corner
Sometimes a 45 degree cut is all you need but if you want it larger, you may have to play with your angle a bit more.
3) Tile up to the shelf
Tile up to the self and using a stacked spacer in the corner where both walls join, lay the tile shelf in place. The additional spacer gives it a slight angle so that water will run off.
The little “L” helps to hold the shelf in place once its grouted.
5) Grout as typical