Shower seats are very practical for many reasons in bathroom remodels. Free standing shower seats are liable to topple over, however, wall supported shower benches come with a hinged support bracket, so they can be folded up and out of the way when not in use. While they are commonly installed for elderly people or people with mobility issues, many find that it is useful when exhausted. Women also frequently use it for support while shaving their legs.
Shower seats are mainly made of stainless steel. Seat top options include a padded or a teak wood top. Padded seats are made by naugahyde over a foam cushion. The teak wood top is by far the most aesthetic option. Folding bench seats support up to 400 lbs and complies with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifications.
Here is a highly rated Moen teak wood folding shower seat with aluminum frame is less than $200!
Below are pictures of a folding bench seat installed in an in law suite addition project.