What’s The Best Way To Approach A Shower Remodel

Bathroom remodeling can be a fun and exciting project, but it can also be daunting if you’re not sure where to start. For example, a new vanity is often the first thing that our customers will replace, but from our perspective, the thing that’ll make the biggest difference will be a shower remodel.

For some, this might come as a surprise. But a shower remodel actually has a higher ROI than anything else in a bathroom. And it makes sense to be like that. This feature will be used everyday and so it needs to look great, feel comfortable, and function at full capacity.

Let’s talk more about a shower remodel project and what you should be looking after during your project.

A black tub with wood furniture in a glass shower

The ROI Of A Shower Remodel

For starters, according to Cost Vs Value Report, the national average of a bath remodel ROI is 70.1%. However, this was back in 2020 when inflation was not so high and prices were more accessible for the average homeowners.

A 70% ROI for a bathroom of around $20k meant you were recouping a little more than $13k upon selling the property. That’s still a good amount of money, but how much of that percentage was the shower?

Generally speaking, a walk-in shower enclosure is sure to add value to your home, especially if it comes with a modern shower system. However, this feature will be even more valuable if it comes not as a replacement to a bathtub, but as an extra addition.

A walk-in shower remodel cost is anywhere from $1,000-$3,000 for a prefab shower, or between $8,000 – $15,000 for a fully-customized walk-in shower.

New Shower Remodel Materials

There are many different materials that can be used for walk-in shower remodels. The most popular materials are tile and stone. But, there are also a variety of other materials that can be used, including:

For your shower floor, a shower pan is not the answer anymore. They look cheap and don’t contribute to the style of your bath in any way. In fact, unless they look incredibly well, shower pans will oftentimes break the vibe of your bath. Instead, a tile surround with porcelain or ceramic tile floor and a hidden drainage is all it takes to make this area flow and be seamless. The same material will work incredibly well for your shower walls too.

For a shower door, you have mainly two options. You can either choose a glass door that’ll make your shower look more upscale, but at a higher cost, or a shower curtain that’ll keep things simple and affordable.

A large glass shower

Planning A Shower Remodel

When planning a shower remodel, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind:
A simple shower head

Extra Features For Your Bathroom Shower Remodel

To top everything off, extra features like steam showers, a shower ceiling, or upscale shower fixtures with all the bells and whistles will impress everyone.

When talking about extra features, it’s important to keep in mind your budget as well. Frameless showers or a shower head with all sorts of options will raise the total cost of your remodel, so if you’d rather stay within your budget, think twice about getting these.

On the other hand, if you want your bathroom to overcome the basic level of comfort, several extra features, like a radiant floor heat, will help your bath reach its true potential.

Hiring A Shower Remodeling Contractor

Once you have an idea of what you want, it’s time to find a qualified contractor to help you with your shower remodel. Make sure to get multiple bids from different contractors and compare their prices.

You’ll also want to make sure that the contractor you choose is licensed and insured. And, be sure to read reviews from previous clients to get an idea of the quality of work you can expect.

Here At Mortise & Miter, we designed our process to focus on your needs and well-being. With us, you’re kept in full control of your project at all times. We’re maintaining constant communication and we’re making a priority out of your needs and wants, so you’ll get your dream remodel in the easiest way possible.

A beautiful bathroom shower with dark tile flooring and wood cabinets in a bath


A shower remodel is an exciting project to undertake, especially with the right professional that can help you. What’s important to note, however, is that in order for your shower to look great and match the rest of your bath, you might need a designer’s advice.

At Mortise & Miter, we only work with professionals 100% dedicated to your project. We have our own designers and architects ready to transform your dream into reality. We offer professional bathroom remodeling services for all homeowners in Olathe, Overland Park, Lenexa, and more of Johnson County.

Contact us today at (913) 214-6211 to discuss your project, or request a quote and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!