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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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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!

4 Ways to Make Your Bathroom More Energy Efficient

Did you know that your bathroom is another area that can significantly impact your carbon footprint and your energy bills? You probably know that your water heater plays a significant role in your electricity bill, but did you know moving water to and from your home also takes electricity?

Don’t Forget About the Bathroom Extractor Fan

Extractor fans control odors within the bathroom and take away moisture from the space, preventing your bathroom and mirror from fogging up. While it’s helpful, it’s a big source of energy consumption. Unfortunately, after turning it on, it can be easily forgotten! Make sure that you’re using the fan only when necessary and for as short a time as possible. 

Over time, the effectiveness of older fans can diminish, so be sure to check that your extractor fan is doing everything you need it to. Switching to an updated fan can decrease energy consumption and help keep moisture away from your walls more effectively. This is a popular upgrade in our bathroom remodels.

Turn Down the Temperature on Your Water Heater

Water heaters are famous for being one of the most significant energy-draining appliances within your home! It regulates the heat of your water but works in the background, so most people don’t pay them much attention. The standard default temperature is set at 140 degrees, twenty degrees higher than what is recommended! Drop the temperature to 120 degrees to cut the cost of energy while also being kinder to your pipes and extending their life. 

If your home still has a tank water heater (they store hot water and run continuously to maintain the warm temperature), switching to a new, tankless water heater is another great way to conserve energy.

Switch to LED Lights

This may be the most effortless switch! If your bathroom is too bright, slightly unscrewing the extra bulbs will immediately cut down on energy use. If you want to go the extra mile, switching out your traditional CFL light bulbs for LED bulbs will lower your energy usage – plus, they can last more than 20x as long!

Save Water

Since moving water to and from your house also raises energy usage, saving water is another way to conserve electricity. Here are some changes you can make: 

  1. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth 
  2. Install a water-saving showerhead 
  3. Jump in the shower as soon as it’s hot! 
  4. Install efficient faucets 
  5. Switch your traditional toilet for a low-flow toilet 
  6. Add a faucet aerator to save water without sacrificing water pressure 7. Fix leaks ASAP! 
  7. Unplug 

Anything you leave plugged in, even if it’s not on, uses electricity. Make sure you unplug hair accessories, electric toothbrushes, electric razors, etc. to avoid any extra power use. Also, be sure to check on them frequently if they need time to heat up. Make sure they are not just sitting around using energy! 

If you’re contemplating including these changes into your next bathroom remodel, we want to help! Click here to schedule your free quote and make sure to check out our special offers and see where you can save!

A Simplified Way to Start Your Bathroom Remodel

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


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!


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.


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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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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