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Professional Remodel Services vs. DIY Shower Enclosures: What You Need to Know

5 min read
  • Lifestyle

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Considering installing a shower enclosure? If you decide to DIY, you’ll need to purchase the materials, remove the old walls and tile, and check the compatibility of new products with your existing tub. Here are a few reasons why a professional shower design service could save you time and a headache.

What is LuxStone?

KOHLER® LuxStone is a professional remodeling service that offers a complete shower remodel from design to installation. You can choose from our exclusive line of premium shower products to create your ideal shower.

What Is a Shower Enclosure?

A shower enclosure includes glass doors that confine the shower space to a corner or alcove in your bathroom. Not only does this create the illusion of more space in your bathroom, but it also increases safety. Also, shower enclosures help contain water and heat in the shower space.

Five Things to Consider When Installing A Shower Enclosure

If you plan on installing a shower enclosure yourself, here are five things to know:

1

Compatibility with Existing Tub

Glass doors don’t fit on top of your tub without customization. To install glass doors or another type of shower enclosure, you might need to demolish your tub, which can increase the overall cost and project time.

White bathtub with blue water and shower glass door

LuxStone® lets you choose from our collection of glass shower door styles and bathtub or walk-in shower base combinations, so you don’t have to worry about compatibility. This can also decrease the overall time for your new project.

2

Future Updates

When you install a shower enclosure over your existing shower space, you might need to remove the shower enclosure later if you want to update the walls or install any new devices. So, if you plan to DIY, consider any future updates that you might want for the space.

With LuxStone, you can make your design changes all at once instead of having them interfere with your design later. LuxStone shower features are designed to work together seamlessly, so you can customize your design with ease.

3

Surrounding Walls

Shower enclosures require supporting wall space. If your shower walls do not currently connect to the doors, you might need to extend the wall, which could significantly increase the overall cost.

Vertical handle for glass shower door

With a professional shower redesign service like LuxStone, you don’t need to purchase an additional shower enclosure. Instead, you can combine your glass shower door choice with one of our shower bases or wall patterns that enclose your shower space.  The design possibilities are endless!

4

Saving Time

DIY projects often happen in phases and can take up a lot of your time. Instead of extending your design projects for months, you can design a LuxStone shower and have it installed in as little as one day.

When you choose LuxStone, you get to work with our certified professionals who have significant experience in demolition, electrical, and plumbing work. This could save you time and create a more stress-free design experience.


Have more questions about shower enclosures or LuxStone shower features? Feel free to contact us! We’d love to work with you to help you create the shower of your dreams.

Request A Free Design Consultation

or call to speak with a KOHLER Authorized Dealer (800) 484-9738