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If your bathroom is in need of a redesign, it’s a great opportunity to incorporate some eco-friendly elements into your space. The bathroom is a room with plenty of opportunities for greener choices, so homeowners can really make a shift here. Even if you’re not in for an entire renovation, there are still some small changes you can make to make your bathroom more environmentally friendly. Here are some things worth considering:
Update Your Toilet
Older toilets can be a major waste of water in a home. If you have an older toilet, swapping it out for something newer and more efficient can help you save water. Whether you’re redesigning the entire space or just making some key upgrades, the toilet can be a great place to start.
Consider Your Materials
If you’ll be tiling the shower or installing new cabinets or countertops, it’s important to consider what type of materials you’ll use. Are there any recycled options available to you? If not, which choices are the most sustainable? While it’s normal to browse materials by aesthetic, keeping these things in mind can ensure your overall design is greener.
Control Your Water
Check the temperature that your water heater is at. Often, homeowners can turn this down by several degrees. In addition to thinking about temperature, you might also consider your water flow. Installing a flow restrictor in your showerhead and opting for a low flow toilet can help you stay on top of how much water you’re using.
Even if you’re not doing a major renovation, you can still make your bathroom eco-friendlier. By opting for sustainable materials, like bamboo toothbrushes, choosing reusable items over disposable items, like razors and cotton swabs, and swapping your plastic bottles of soap and shampoos for bars, you can instantly make your space more environmentally friendly.
If you’d like to talk more about eco-friendly ideas, or if there’s something else we can be of assistance with, please reach out to us. We’re always happy to help.