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10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Bath Remodeling Contractor

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Bath Remodeling Contractor

At Home Smart Remodeling, we realize that a bathroom remodeling project is a considerable undertaking, that should not be taken lightly. So we’ve compiled the top 10 questions to ask a bathroom remodeler before hiring them. We hope this will help you select a qualified remodeler, like Home Smart Remodeling Solutions! 

1. How long have you been a bathroom professional? Home Smart Industries has been in business since 2001 (over 18 years!) 
2. How many projects like mine have you done in the last year? Year to date: 648 Bathrooms!
3. Do you have any references I may contact? Yes! Check Out our Facebook and Google reviews 
4. Were you formally trained? All our employees are trained and certified by Kohler along with their individual experience. 
5. Can you give me a timeline? Home Smart installs shower replacements and walk-in tubs in 1-2 days, not weeks! 
6. Who are your suppliers/ brands of products used? Home Smart exclusively sells products by Kohler, who has been manufacturing baths & showers in the USA for over 146 years. 
7. Are you licensed and registered with the state? Yes, NJ: 13VH04301900, DE: 8008206060, PA: 013302
8. Are you insured? We are insured in PA, DE, NJ, MD, VA, & DC. 
9. Is this a permanent or temporary fix? Liners can be a temporary fix for bathtubs but they ultimately have to be replaced. Our crushed stone shower walls are guaranteed to last the entire time you own your home. Plus, liners are almost as much as the cost of a replacement. Don’t choose a shower or bath liner. 
10. Will you put it in writing? Home Smart will visit your home and after measuring your bathroom, will calculate a down to the penny price guaranteed for one year. When you choose Home Smart, there will be no surprise fees due or additional costs the day of the installation. 

There you have it, folks. Make good decisions when you are hiring a contractor and research who you let into your home. If you’re interested in a free in-home estimate for a bath or shower replacement or walk-in tub from Home Smart, give us a call or fill out this form.
Are you looking for accessibility or handicap options? Check out our safety showers and walk-in baths.

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I am so excited to announce that this morning the Home Smart Industries Facebook page had its 500 page like! I’d like to say thank you to our customers and followers for supporting our small business and our mission. You 500 fantastic people are in for great things coming as our company expands into new territories and are remodeling more bathrooms across Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia and Washington D.C. Stay tuned to our website and social media sites to learn about the new Fall Specials coming and to see crushed stone showers and walk-in baths installed in your neighbors bathroom! Please share our page and invite your friends to like our page.

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To treat all our customers and their homes with the dignity and respect they deserve. We aim to ensure their coming years living in their home will be as safe and enjoyable as possible. We achieve this by guaranteeing our products and services at a value point they can respect and appreciate.


Compare Walk-In Tub vs. Traditional Bath

Compare Walk-In Tub vs. Traditional Bath

Kohler Walk-in tubs provide safety benefits that traditional bathtubs (and probably even some showers) consequently cannot offer. If you are considering a walk-in tub purchase, use this walk-in tub comparison tool to compare Walk-In Tub vs. Traditional Bath.

Walk-In Tub Comparison

This walk-In tub comparison using a Kohler Walk-In Bath tub and a traditional bathtub. Let’s look at the safety issues that that consequently occur with both baths.

Kohler Walk-In Tub Comparison

Walk-In Tub comparison
Walk-in tub comparison tool. What is ideal for your needs?

√ Ultra-low 3″ step-in

√ Extra-wide entry door

√ Multifunction showerhead

√ Comfortable seat

√ Whirlpool jets

√ Bask heated neck and back surfaces

Traditional Bath Tub Comparison

X Entry step over of 24 inches or more

X Faucet only

X Floor seating

X Minimal grip

Walk-In Tub or Traditional Bathtub?

Kohler has over 143 years of experience and has therefore perfected the walk-in tub with the Kohler Belay Walk-In Bath tub. Kohler Company is the only walk-in tub company that also operates a water spa, The Kohler Waters Spa. The spa engineers have drawn on the art and science of massage and therapies offered at the spa and integrated like features into the Kohler Walk-In Bath tub. As a result, the tub offers therapeutic water treatments including hydrotherapy massaging jets alone your legs, feet and spine. Traditional bathtubs usually do not have jets and the garden tubs that do are even more dangerous with high walls and platforms.

The handheld shower sprayer wand is very important inside the walk in tub. It gives you easy access to the temperature and flow controls to direct water where you need it. The anti-scald water faucet will ensure you are safe and warm while bathing. In traditional bathtubs, there is one (maybe two) stationary faucets that are not reachable when lying down.

Relax in a Bath

Speaking of laying down… Can you lay on the floor and easily stand up independently? How about on a wet surface? For example, stepping into a traditional bathtub and laying down on the floor of the tub would probably be difficult for some. Standing up from the lying down position will be definitely impossible for others. Walk-In Tub comparison. The Kohler Walk-In Tub most noteworthy has a wide, low step in door with an ADA approved seat that is warmed for your back and neck. Finally you can be submerged in a warm, enjoyable bath and there is no difficulty entering or exiting  the bath.

If you need to convert your unsafe bathtub to walk-in tub, Home Smart can schedule your free in-home Safety Consultation. Our Kohler trained and certified Specialists can assess your individual safety needs and design an accessible bathtub, above all keeping you safe and independent. Home Smart Industries is your exclusive Kohler Walk-In Bath Dealer in the Tri-State area. For that reason, we are certified and trained by Kohler to bring you the safest Walk-In tub cost price that everyone can afford. Check out our financing offers, and not to mention, including 0% interest payment plans.

Why Home Smart?
Bath Remodelers Dedicated to Your Satisfaction

Since our founding in 2001, Home Smart Industries has served homeowners throughout Pennsylvania,  Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia helping them upgrade their bathrooms to better suit their needs. Our customers appreciate that, as a certified Kohler dealer, we’re backed by the industry’s leading manufacturer. And, since we focus exclusively on remodeling the “wet area” of the bathroom, meaning tubs and showers, we have more specialized knowledge than companies that provide many other services in addition to remodeling baths. This expertise translates into better design advice and a more precise installation for you.

By always putting our customers first, Home Smart has received numerous forms of recognition within the industry, such as Remodeling Magazine’s Big50 Award and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. But above all else, we take pride in knowing the difference we’ve made in the lives of the homeowners we serve.

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