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How to Convert Your Old Tub to a Walk-In Shower

8 min read
  • Shower Features

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A tub to shower conversion is an excellent way to enhance your bathing experience. Unfortunately, the expectation of a long, confusing renovation process might discourage you from actually making the upgrade. The engineers and designers behind KOHLER® LuxStone® invented a new way to do it.

With KOHLER LuxStone, the shower of your dreams is just three easy steps away:

  • Consult. Schedule your free consultation with a KOHLER Authorized Dealer by calling (800) 484-9738 or fill out the contact form.
  • Design. Your local dealer will discuss our design options and accessories that meet your style for your new bath or shower.
  • Install. Once your plan is perfect, our KOHLER-certified installation team can install your new shower in as little as one day.

Our process enables you to convert your tub into a walk-in shower on your budget and timeline, with professional installation for a seamless renovation.

Read on to learn how you can transform your old tub into a KOHLER LuxStone shower for the indulgent bathing experience you’ve always wanted.

Does Converting a Tub to a Shower Increase Your Home’s Value?

Experts say that converting a tub to a shower is one of the best bathroom upgrades for resale value. Adding a new shower aligns with current trends and appeals to prospective home buyers. To get a high return on your investment for your remodel, consider updating your shower walls, replacing outdated fixtures and upgrading your bathroom technology.

Converting Your Bathtub Into a Walk-In Shower


Explore Design Ideas

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Whatever your style—traditional, modern, urban organic or a hybrid—you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for with the KOHLER LuxStone shower. You can customize these features to fit certain walk-in shower dimensions.

Let’s take a closer look at the customizable features of the KOHLER LuxStone collection:

  • Shower walls. Made of a blend of crushed stone and other natural materials, our durable walls come in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns to fit your style. They’re custom-fitted and require minimal upkeep.
  • Coordinating faucets. Available in a variety of styles and finishes, our showerheads use advanced technology to deliver superior sprays that satisfy every mood and need.
  • Storage and organization. Give all your products a place to live with the help of accessories, including the Shower Locker, Floating Shelf or Shower Barre. Plus, enjoy peace of mind from a moveable seat that offers extra stability wherever you need it.
  • Low entry bases. Add elegance to your bathroom from the ground up with our low-threshold shower bases. Designed for easy entry and exit to your shower, they also reduce escaping water. 
  • Glass doors. Our frosted or clear glass shower doors create a polished enclosure for your new space, while delivering smooth and quiet sliding or pivot action.

Your design options are endless, allowing you to create a stylish shower you’ll love. If you need inspiration, discover which shower design fits your unique style to help you choose the design elements of your dream shower.


Meet With a Local KOHLER Expert + Get a Free Quote

During your free in-home consultation, your local KOHLER Design Expert will guide you through the entire process. From design to installation to cost, they’ll provide everything you need to know about your KOHLER LuxStone shower upgrade.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Endless design options. We’ll help you customize your KOHLER LuxStone shower based on your vision and desired style. Whether you know exactly what you want or you’re still considering design options, we’ll work together to bring your dream shower to life. 
  • One exact price (we promise). Your free custom quote is tailored to your design choices and bathroom measurements. Everything from the cost of the shower components to labor is bundled into one price, so there won’t be any surprise fees on installation day. That’s the Kohler Price Promise.
  • Affordable financing options. We offer financing and special offers to make your shower more affordable so you can enjoy a luxurious shower experience sooner. Talk to your KOHLER Authorized Dealer about your financing options.

Your local KOHLER Expert’s job is to make you feel completely comfortable and satisfied with your purchase. Ask them all your questions and schedule your installation when you’re ready.

Find your local KOHLER Authorized Dealer.


Sit Back and Relax on Installation Day

When installation day arrives, the only to-do on your list is removing any valuables or fragile items from your bathroom. Seriously, that’s it! Your KOHLER-trained installation team will do all the heavy lifting.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Out with the old. Your Kohler-certified installers will remove and dispose of your old shower or bath to fit your new KOHLER LuxStone shower.
  • In with the new. Your KOHLER LuxStone shower walls are custom-cut to fit precisely in the space your old tub or shower occupied so installation is easy and done right the first time.
  • Instant gratification. The entire installation process can take as little as a day or two so you can luxuriate in your new KOHLER LuxStone shower almost immediately.

Our professional installers will treat your bathroom as if it’s their own and clean up afterward so your shower space will look like new and be ready to use immediately.


Finally, Shower in Luxury

Converting your old tub into a walk-in shower has never been easier thanks to our three-step process. Don’t wait to start your renovation! Experience the KOHLER LuxStone difference today. Fill out the form below or call (800) 484-9738 to schedule a free in-home quote.

Request A Free Design Consultation

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