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Walk-In Tub vs. Walk-In Shower: Which Is Best For You?

March 19, 2019  |   2 min read
kohler walk in tub next to walk in shower

The bathroom is one of the most-used spaces in the home. It’s where you start your day and end your night. It’s a space in your home that offers privacy and respite from the chaos of the outside world, and where each person carries out their little daily rituals. Yet many people don’t see the importance in designing their bathroom to complement their daily routine.

For those who are ready to take the next step in making their bathroom work better for them, a common debate is whether to install a walk-in tub or a walk-in shower. Each has its own set of benefits, and this blog post will break them down to help you decide which option is best for you and your needs.

Choosing between a new walk-in tub or shower for your home depends greatly on your needs and mobility.

Benefits of a Walk-In Shower

  • Low step-in entry
  • Numerous design selections
  • Multiple showerhead options
  • Add-on accessories for storage and safety

Benefits of a Walk-In Tub

  • Low step-in entry
  • Several safety modifications
  • Hydrotherapy and comfort features
  • Bathe in seated position


Choosing between a new walk-in tub or shower for your home depends greatly on your needs and mobility. While both offer the safety benefit of a low step‑in for easy entry, the comfort and aesthetic advantages vary.

The KOHLER® Walk‑In Bath allows you to bathe in a comfortably seated position while enjoying the therapeutic benefits of hydrotherapy whirlpool jets. It also allows you to recline as you bathe. Its specialty safety features allow the user to bathe independently, and can even help them to stay independent in their home longer.

However, those who feel comfortable standing for a longer period of time may find that the KOHLER LuxStone® shower, which provides a more traditional shower experience, better meets their needs.

When considering a bathtub or shower renovation, think about your daily routine and what bathing features would provide the most benefit. Do you need a place to soak and relax after a long day? Do you want versatility in design and accessories? Are you preparing your home to allow you to “age in place?” Think about what factors and features matter most to you.

If you have your decision, or need the assistance of a Kohler specialist to find the best solution, contact Kohler by requesting an in-home quote appointment or calling (800) 707-5276.

Learn more about your options. Call Kohler today.


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