When you’re dreaming up your perfect bathroom, what comes to mind?
Many of us think of perfectly-coordinated tiles in trendy colors, natural light, marble countertops and attractive appliances that work well. You’re completely right: Your ideal bathroom should be aesthetically pleasing. However, a truly top-tier bathroom remodel can also be so much more.
If you’re thinking about sprucing up your bathroom or going all-in on a bath renovation, why not consider building an eco-friendly bathroom? This doesn’t require expensive upgrades with time-intensive projects. With a few little updates here and there, you can make your bathroom eco-chic in no time.
The benefits definitely outweigh the effort. Your home will be more sustainable, your energy bills will be lower, and you’ll be future-proofing your home for the next time you sell it (or for you to enjoy for years to come.)
Interested in making your bathroom a little more eco-friendly? Here are the top tips you’ll need to know:
- Stop running your water when you’re not specifically using it. One easy example? Running the water while you’re brushing your teeth. This might not seem like a big deal, but a little goes a long way.
- Invest in a dual flush toilet system. You might have seen these out in the public - toilets that allow you the option for a high-volume or low-volume flush. Flushing the toilet uses a lot of water, so making this switch can lower your water bill - and help others, and the earth - in the long run.
- Opt for LEDs and efficient lighting. We use a lot of lighting when we’re in the bathroom, from performing each step in our morning routines to using the bathroom in the middle of the night. A very simple, cost-efficient switch would simply be to use longer-lasting, more efficient lightbulbs like LEDs. As a pro, these types of bulbs will also last far longer for you!
- Upgrade your shower head. Having a steady stream of massaging water can make your shower truly feel luxurious; and the most recent, most innovative shower heads can deliver that feeling to you while also managing to make the most of your water supply. More efficiency and more luxury with one small upgrade? That’s what we want to hear.
Ultimately, there are many small things you can do to make your bathroom more eco-friendly. When it’s time to completely overhaul your bathroom to invest in accessible baths, spa-like showers, and more, a whole new world of innovative, energy-efficient, eco-friendly options opens up!
When you’re interested in a larger-scale remodel, make sure to reach out to the experts at National HomeCraft. We pride ourselves on our detail-oriented bathroom remodels, and would love to help you get the most out of your home. In the meantime, just think about some of these littler swaps. You’d be surprised at just how much good you’re doing with some of these tiny little upgrades!
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