Ask the designer
It depends on the type of recess built. Some high quality builders will use thicker walls to ensure that the wall can support heavier weights. Always let your designer/ builder know if you require the recess to hang specific artworks (especially heavy decorative picture frames) to insure the recess is built to meet your needs.
Timber is a sensitive material especially when subjected to the elements. In an indoor environment however, wear and tear is unavoidable but can be minimized based on the selection of hardwood used. Bamboo is a great solution as it is a resilient material and easier to maintain. If the unfortunate event does occur, it can be easily repaired using methods specified by your supplier. It is important to tell the supplier your concerns in order for them to make an appropriate recommendation.
It is always a good idea to consult your lighting supplier for details as lighting can come at different colors and intensity. It is a good rule of thumb to space the down lights between 1.5 meters to 2 meters to ensure the room is evenly lit.
A trending style at the moment is the use of tiled walls either 2meters high or full height. Tiles are easier to clean then glass and may be a viable alternative if you have the space for a wall. This opens you up to a range of different style of shower spaces. Check out our Pintrest and follow us to state up to update on the latest trends.