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The Benefits of a Walk-In Tub

Home Smart Industries is the Exclusive Kohler Walk-In Bath Dealer in PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA & DC. Kohler Walk-In Shower Certified Installer Kohler Crushed Stone Shower Kohler LuxStone Kohler Walk-In Bath by Home Smart Formerly Safe Step Walk-In Tub Company Dealer of PA

Deciding to upgrade your bathroom with a walk-in tub can be intimidating for many reasons. Luckily, we’re here to help with a comprehensive list of all the benefits that come with this wonderful feature! 

Accessibility 

One of the number one concerns of people considering a walk-in tub is the extent to which they will enter and exit the tub if they have limited mobility. With the low step entry threshold typical of most walk-in tubs, you will be able to walk in and sit right down without worrying about slipping and falling. 

 

Whether you use a walker, scooter, or wheelchair, having a safety walk-in tub can do wonders to help improve your bathing experience by making the process as comfortable and straightforward as possible.

Hydrotherapy

If you struggle with chronic muscle, joint, or bone pain, hydrotherapy is a form of physical therapy that’s been used by humans for millennia. Walk-in tubs can be installed with hydrotherapy jets that, because of their depth, will fully submerge the bather’s whole body for additional relief. 

 

A little tip: you can also add a couple of cups of Epsom salt to a warm bath with your hydrotherapy jets for extra rest and rejuvenation!

Doubles as a shower

Most walk-in tubs also double as a stand-up or sit-down shower with a faucet set and an extendable showerhead. If multiple people use the new shower, this is especially effective as the upgraded bathroom will benefit people of many different mobilities. 

 

If you’re interested in installing a brand new walk-in tub in your bathroom, Home Smart Industries is always here to chat about you and your family’s specific needs and provide a specific, down-to-the-penny estimate. Contact us today! 

 

How to Pumpkin-Spice Up Your Bathroom

A bathroom can be a very personal haven for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. For many people, making their bathrooms as comforting and beautiful as possible is a dream, but they don’t know where to start. 

Artwork

Hanging art isn’t just for above the mantel! Choosing a few excellent pieces of art to hang on your walls in your bathroom can add an element of visual appeal that you might not even know is missing. 

 

If you aren’t into hanging artwork on your bathroom walls, there’s also an opportunity for knick-knacks and sculptures on your bathroom counter space or any decorative tables you might have.

Add color

Bathrooms are often designed as monochromatic spaces with very little pops of color. But they don’t have to be! If you’re feeling bored with your bathroom, considering adding some pops of colors, perhaps by painting the cabinets or adding an updated finish to your tub. 

Plants

With the addition of plants to your space, you can add life (literally!) and light to your room! Nothing feels better after a long day than kicking back in the bath surrounded by a plethora of green, beautiful plants to make you feel like you’re in a spa. 

Mirror

A stylish mirror can make the appearance of a bathroom. It’s easy to underestimate the potential of a decorative mirror or reserve them to spaces outside the bathroom- but why not in the bathroom as well? Consider investing in a lovely mirror that adds a beautiful decorative element and makes looking at your reflection an overall pleasant experience. 

Upgraded Shower or Bath

Last but not least, upgrading your shower or bath can provide a beautiful focal point for your bathroom that changes the entire feel of the space! To get inspired, you can always visit our gallery or contact us today to get in touch with our team of bathroom remodeling experts!

Pros & Cons of Doorless Showers

When it comes to customizing your shower, design, accessibility, and price are among the many things to consider. If you’re considering a doorless shower, we’ve created this handy pros and cons list for you to make a better, more informed decision. 

Pros of a Doorless Shower:

A doorless shower is luxurious. A shower without a door can bring a modern look to your bathroom! 

 

Glass shower doors are a headache to constantly clean to avoid hard water spots. Without a door, you will have significantly less cleaning as part of your routine. 

 

Doorless showers are accessible. Without a glass barrier or threshold, people of all different ages and mobilities can easily enter and leave their shower without worrying about the potential risk of falling. A doorless shower will allow you to experience that oh-so-important peace of mind that you and your family will be safe in the wet areas of your bathroom.

 

A doorless shower is custom-designed to fit your specific needs as a homeowner. You can choose how many niches to include in your shower or even to install a shower seat

 

Last but not least, a doorless shower will open up your bathroom space and provide a modern, relaxed feel that you won’t get with a closed-off shower. Without a door, the usable square footage will increase because you don’t need to work around your shower door. 

Cons:

With no door to trap in steam and heat, you might get chilly in a doorless shower. However, an installer can solve this through some additional upgrades, such as towel warmers or heated flooring. 

 

Although the customizability of a doorless shower can be a significant advantage, having a shower custom designed for your home can be significantly more on the pricey side than other shower options. 

 

Additionally, if privacy is important to you, a doorless shower provides less privacy than its doored counterparts. 

No matter what you decide about the type of shower that’s best for you and your family, we at Home Smart Industries are staffed with a team of experienced professionals that are always here to help. Explore our safety shower options or contact us to learn more today!

A Simplified Way to Start Your Bathroom Remodel

Getting a price for your bath or shower replacement is easy!

Consultation

Schedule a consultation with our expert Design Consultants to explain what is in your bathroom and how we can improve your bathtub or shower experience. You design your dream bathroom and we give you a down to the penny price. No surprise costs and we honor that price for 1 year GUARANTEED!

Transformation

We complete 90% of installations in1-2 days with a focus on respect for homes and homeowners. Home Smart’s Kohler Certified Installers will professionally install your bath or shower and with our 100+ year of combined remodeling experience, your Kohler installation will offer you -and your home- the value, style and safety you deserve.

Relaxation

Relax and enjoy your new bath or shower with the peace of mind that the work and products are covered by both the Kohler Warranty and the Home Smart Exclusive Labor Guarantee. All products are made in the US so be confident your new bathroom will provide you a safe space to age-independent in your home.

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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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