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How to Design a Chic & Safe Shower

6 min read
  • Design Trends

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Are you looking to design a shower that’s both beautiful and accessible? With KOHLER® LuxStone, you can make it happen! Our products are safe for everyone who uses your shower, from young kids to grandparents with mobility challenges, all while offering stylish design options that fit your aesthetic. 

3 Steps for Crafting a Chic and Safe Shower


Lay the foundation for safety and style.

Wash your safety worries away with the right base for your shower. LuxStone® showers can be outfitted with a walk-in shower base or a bathtub.

Shower Base:

The low-threshold shower base offers an easy entry to your shower. The low-profile edge is raised just enough to prevent water from escaping the shower, but not high enough to challenge those with mobility issues.

Keep secure once inside with textured flooring. If you need additional stability and comfort while rinsing and shaving, opt for the Tresham® shower base, which features a built-in seat.

The shower base also provides a stylish complement to the shower walls you select. You’ll love that the thin base allows the wall material to reach all the way to the floor so you can showcase its beautiful pattern.

woman stepping out of the shower


If you share your bathroom with small kids, you’ll love that you can stay dry outside of the tub while kids can safely sit, splash, and play. The bathtubs also feature a textured bottom surface to prevent slips, as well as the opportunity for deep and relaxing soaking.

The Expanse Alcove Bath features a compact, space-saving design ideal for smaller bathrooms. Its modern design and curved basin still provide plenty of extra room to soak. The Archer Alcove Bath provides a clean, sophisticated look with beautifully beveled edges. Its design also features a convenient 19-inch step-over height while retaining the same depth as a standard 21-inch bath.

With two color options, you’ll be able to perfectly match your bathroom style.

White bathtub full of water


Add dual-purpose accessories.

Create a safe shower space and enhance the overall appearance of your shower with accessories. Here are some of our favorites.

Shower Seat: 

Thumbnail image of a movable shower seat inside a showerIf your dream shower includes a walk-in shower base instead of a tub, consider adding a Moveable Seat. This shower accessory offers a stable way to bathe and prevents slips. 

The Moveable Seat comes in two color options so you can wash, scrub, and shave in a seated position without sacrificing your desired style. You’ll enjoy its smooth design and easy-to-clean material inside and outside of the shower. 

Shower Barre:

Shower barre by Kohler LuxStoneModeled after the ballet barre, the Shower Barre provides extra stability and support in the shower. Kids and grandparents will appreciate having a barre to grab when maneuvering in and out of the shower.

Plus, its sleek, clean lines will add a beautiful design element.

Grab Bars:

Grab barProviding a steady handhold where you need one, grab bars increase support and stability both inside and outside the shower. They are ADA compliant and offer a wide handle for comfortable gripping.

Available in a variety of sizes and finishes, these elegant grab bars serve as functional and stylish accents for any bathroom design.

Shower Locker:

Thumbnail image of a shower lockerThe last thing you want in the shower is a collection of loose bottles and toys. Keep the whole family’s shower products secure in a Shower Locker® to ensure no one trips on items on the floor. 

You’ll also find that a tidy shower looks much chicer than a shower that’s overflowing with products.

Digital Shower Controller:

DTV Prompt installed on Calacatta shower wallsModernize your shower with new tech that looks cutting-edge but also keeps you safe. Acting like a universal remote, DTV Prompt® allows you to control your entire shower experience at the touch of a button without even stepping inside.

With this digital shower system, you can turn your shower on and off with one button-press, activate one or more showerheads, and precisely control water temperature.

That last feature is key to shower safety. Kids to grandparents should program the default and max temperature setting before hopping in to prevent freezing or scalding water from ruining the shower experience.


Select a shower kit.

Your faucet is another great way to enhance safety and add special design touches! There are options for both walk-in showers and bathtubs.

The HydroRail®-S Shower Column Kit with Awaken®:

This shower kit adds accessibility to your walk-in shower and delivers three unique spray settings. The additional showerhead will improve your range of movement, allowing you to reach challenging angles with ease. It is perfect for grandparents looking for an easier way to rinse off.

hydrorail in luxstone shower

The Awaken® Handshower Kit:

Add this handheld showerhead to your bathtub to assist during bathtime with the kids. You’ll appreciate the 60-inch hose! Enjoy three spray functions and a thumb tab for smooth transitions between each function. 

Calacatta shower walls featuring rainhead and handshower

Both kits are available in:

  • Polished Chrome
  • Vibrant® Brushed Nickel
  • Oil-Rubbed Bronze

Match your current finishes or mix in a new tone.

Enhance Safety and Style Today

Schedule an appointment with your KOHLER Authorized Dealer. Your local dealer can recommend the best ways to add safety features and beautiful design elements to your new shower.

Request A Free Design Consultation

or call to speak with a KOHLER Authorized Dealer (800) 704-9847