A bathroom that looks outdated is one thing.
One that’s unsightly, wastes water and energy, and makes your home’s air quality less than great?
That’s another story.
There have been plenty of advances in recent years that make it easier than ever to remodel your bathroom in a way that’s healthier for your home’s environment and easier on your wallet.
Let’s take a look at how to achieve an eco-friendly space.
Curb wasted water
Saving water is the most important consideration when you’re creating a “green” bathroom.
Forty-seven percent of water usage in your home occurs in the bathroom, with the toilet alone making up 24%.
Water-saving bathroom fixtures can drastically reduce those numbers.
Fixing leaks is also a significant way to stop wasting water in the bathroom.
Purchase an energy-efficient hot water heater
Even though your water heater isn’t in the bathroom, replacing your old model with one that’s more efficient is an important part of making your new space eco-friendly.
You have several options when it comes to hot water heaters that conserve energy.
Create a green loo
Try some of these out-of-the-box ideas for making your toilet more eco-friendly.
1. A tank lid that does double duty
You can replace your toilet’s tank lid with a “washing lid,” which is basically a sink on top of the tank where the water for flushing the toilet first goes through a faucet for hand washing.
Consider a no-flush urinal for the men in your life. Or the women who are very agile.
3. Dual flush
A low-volume toilet allows for different amounts of water usage depending on what “type” of pottying is happening. Hint: There’s a #1 button and a #2 button.
Choose safe, sustainable flooring
There are a lot of floor options that give off harmful fumes.
Luckily, there are also plenty of choices that are perfectly safe and made of sustainable materials.
Check out some of the options:
Your family – and the Earth – will thank you
When you set out to make your new bathroom a green space, follow these tips.
It’s also important to find a contractor who has experience in creating eco-friendly, energy-saving bathrooms.
You can rest assured that you’re doing the best thing for your family and for the environment.
For help remodeling your home, contact your local experts Virginia Kitchen and Bath.