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Eco-Friendly Bathroom Tips – Go Green in the Bathroom!

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Nothing adds more value, comfort, and convenience to your home than a fully functional and beautiful bathroom. While luxury and durability are both at the top of the list for homeowners considering products for a bathroom upgrade, have you thought about the environmental impact of your bathing space?

With a worldwide push towards sustainability and eco-friendly building practices, there are several innovative products available to add a touch of green living to your home’s bathroom. Whether you are planning a complete remodel or simply ready to invest in a few stylish, functional upgrades, you will want to take into consideration several different factors when striving for an eco-friendly household bathroom.

Reducing Water Usage

Water is essential to life—and also to your bathroom! As the place in the home where the most water is used on a daily basis, it pays to consider the impact that inefficient bathroom features can have on both the environment and your wallet. Focus on the following bath fixtures when you want to reduce the water usage in your home’s bath:

  • Toilets: Did you know that almost one-third of your home’s total water use comes from flushing the toilet? While older-style toilets used exceptionally more water than standard styles today, you can still find new toilets that are at the cutting-edge of efficiency. Dual-flush toilets are a great investment for homes with several family members, and they allow you to choose from low or high water flow settings to reduce the use of household water with every flush.
  • Faucets: Your family and guests won’t know that you have an eco-friendly faucet installed, but you will definitely see the benefits over time! By using additional water pressure and less water, these aerating, low-flow faucets provide all of the functionality you need while also helping to lower your water bill.
  • Showers: There’s nothing better than relaxing in a long, hot shower, but it also is an activity that can result in a lot of wasted water usage. Minimize the impact of a long shower and enjoy the same level of comfort by investing in a low-flow showerhead that uses up to two gallons less every minute compared to a traditional, standard shower.

Upgrading to a Tankless Water Heater

Water heaters are modern luxuries that have become a household necessity, and no family wants to deal with a lack of hot water in their home’s bathroom. However, traditional water heater tanks are an expensive way to get the hot water you want when you compare it to the benefits of a tankless water heater. A tankless model allows you to:

  • Get the hot water you want when you want it, without wasting energy
  • Save up to 40% on your water heating bill
  • Reduce carbon emissions for a lower environmental impact
  • Replace your water heater less often—reducing landfill waste!

Saving Energy With Innovative Lighting

Every bathroom needs to have strategic and adequate lighting, whether you have a trendy chandelier over your freestanding tub or traditional overhead and vanity lights. While light in the bathroom may be a necessity, it can be simple to get the brilliant lighting you need without wasting money with inefficient bulbs. For a full-bathroom remodel, adding a skylight is both beautiful and economical—flooding your new space with natural light. For a simpler, eco-friendly update, consider switching over your traditional lightbulbs to LED bulbs that use a fraction of the electricity.

Using Green Products in the Bathroom

You don’t necessarily have to invest in major bathroom upgrades to reduce your carbon footprint and increase the efficiency and eco-friendly nature of your home. Small changes can quickly add up to a big impact on the environment, and one of the best ways to make a change towards greener living is by changing the products used in your bathroom. Eco-friendly cleaning agents can be quickly and cheaply made from common household ingredients, and switching from chemical-laden hygiene products to more natural products can help you to reduce the impact on the environment.

We all want to do our part to ensure that our world is a beautiful place for generations to come, and taking positive steps towards an eco-friendly living space is an ideal way to jump in and start contributing to a cleaner world. While some green-building projects require more extensive remodeling, there are still many small and noticeable ways that you can switch up your routine and take your bathroom to the next level of environmental consciousness.

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