Doing our part for the environment is something that concerns most everyone these days. A good place where you can make a real and measurable impact is with a bathroom renovation. Bathrooms are where we use a large share of our water and energy usage, and a bathroom renovation offers many ways to reduce our water consumption without sacrificing any of the creature comforts or conveniences we’re accustomed to.
Saving Water and Energy Will Give You a Reason to Sing in the Shower
If your bathroom renovation includes a shower overhaul, an important thing to consider is ways to reduce water used during showers. From budget to luxury, low-flow shower heads are available to suit just about any bathroom renovation, and that is an easy and effective way to go green with your bathroom renovation. Many of us probably don’t realize that when we save water in the shower, we are also saving the energy it takes to heat that water.
There are even ways to take it one step further when going green on your bathroom renovation. On the ultra-high-end of shower options available for your bathroom renovation, there are recirculating showers available that can save up to 80% of energy and 90% of the water of a traditional shower. As a result, they pay for themselves in a couple of years.
Why Not Consider a “Smart” Bathroom Renovation?
As smart technology offers more convenience and better choices in many parts of our lives, bathroom renovations are no different. It’s probably not something you think about, but there are many exhaust fans available with green features such as LED lighting and ENERGY STAR® ratings. That can reduce your energy consumption and pay off in the long run.
Other possibilities to consider for your bathroom renovation include your exhaust fan. Smart exhaust fans with humidity sensors that turn themselves off are an option that can save your bathroom from damage caused by mould growth and dampness. There are high-end ceiling exhaust fans with variable airflow rates, LED lighting/night light, and a heater. Again, these options are designed to pay for themselves over time by saving you money over time.
On the Other Hand, How about a Retro-inspired Bathroom Renovation?
Another way to go green, literally, with your bathroom renovation is to hunt down and install green toilets, sinks, and tubs that were popular many decades ago. From smart exhaust fans and recirculating showers to installing fixtures from your grandparents’ home, there’s no shortage of ideas to consider for your bathroom renovation.