Green Bathroom Remodel Tips

green bathroomRemodeling any part of your house is a big task to plan. There are a number of factors to consider when making a change to your home, even when it’s just one room.

Bathrooms are typically small, so remodeling them may seem like an easy task. But you have to think about all of the things that go into a bathroom, especially plumbing wise.

There’s also room to think about contributing to the environment by being eco-friendly with your remodeling.

Here are some tips for a green bathroom remodel.

Shower

A standard shower head can use four to six gallons per minute. A low-flow shower head uses only 1.5 to two gallons per minute – saving water and money!

In addition, there are companies that offer eco-friendly materials, such as shower tiles that are made from recycled glass and other post-industrial materials without any added oxides or colorants.

Toilet

A toilet can flush away up to 40% of our drinking water. High-efficiency toilets that are used today can use less than two gallons per flush. If your toilet is an older model, you might want to consider upgrading to a modern one.

Sink

Placing an aerator on your household faucets can cut your annual water consumption in half. That saves money and water, so both you and the environment win. One step above an aerator would be a motion sensor faucet, so you use the least possible amount of water.

Lights

Don’t forget how much electricity can be saved by switching your light bulbs to LED. These light bulbs consume 80 percent less energy and last 25 times longer.

If you learn how to have a green bathroom, you might end up with a modern, cool look that saves you money and helps the environment. Don’t forget all of the green products that you can use in your bathroom, from bath towels to hand soap to toilet paper!

We can help with toilets, bathtubs, showers, faucets, drains and more bathroom plumbing needs! Contact On Time Elmer today!

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