5 Easy Ways to Make Your Bathroom More Eco-Friendly
Bring your outdated bathroom into the 21st century.
Although you might like the charm, no one enjoys a bathroom that feels outdated. You may want to update it to make it more comfortable, sleek, or functional. But what about eco-friendly? Our environmental impact has never been more important than it is now, and many homeowners are trying to make their homes more eco-friendly to reflect this. Fortunately, there are a few easy hacks that can help you make your outdated bathroom not just more modern but more eco-friendly.
Fix Leaks Right Away
Leaks can be a big problem with old bathrooms. Maybe the showerhead has a few quirks or the bathroom sink never quite stops dripping. This might seem like a minor annoyance that you can fix eventually, but it actually severely impacts your home’s water waste. If you notice a pesky leak, call a plumber right away to fix it. If the problem occurs frequently, you may want to replace the faucet or the plumbing.
Lower Your Flow
We tend to default to heavy water pressure in our sinks and in our showers, but that much pressure isn’t needed to feel comfortable or to get clean. You’ll conserve more water by using a lower flow. You may be able to adjust the water pressure through an adjustable shower head, or you can install a low-flow faucet head to give you just the amount of water you need without wasting. You can also convert your toilet to a dual-flush, which uses less water per flush, with this affordable kit.
Switch to LED
No one would deny that your bathroom needs light. If there are walls and corners in your bathroom, it’s especially important to have lights over the sink and over the toilet. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t be eco-friendly with them. Consider switching to LED lights to get the light you need without using so much energy. It’ll not only cut down on your carbon footprint but will save you money on you energy bill.
Use Recycled Material
Need to refloor your bathroom? Tile is a popular option for several reasons. It has that classic bathroom look, it’s cool to the touch, and it’s easy to clean. You can make an eco-friendly choice here by switching to recycled tile flooring. You’ll get all the style and easy cleaning of tile flooring without creating the need for any new material. You can also use recycled wood for your bathroom vanity.
Get a New Tub
It’s not just about buying recycled materials but utilizing features that can be recycled when you’re through with them. The most popular kind of bathtub is fiberglass, though acrylic bathtubs are also a commonly seen option. But steel bathtubs may be the right call if you’re looking for something more eco friendly. They’re smooth and sleek like the competition and last for decades. But unlike fiberglass bathtubs, steel tubs can be completely recycled.Looking for more ways to make your bathrooms more eco-friendly? Let MBC Remodeling help with a new design and features to make your outdated bathroom more efficient. Contact us today to set up a free consultation.