Designing An Eco-Friendly Bathroom
Many homeowners are becoming increasingly environmentally aware and aiming to make their homes more eco-friendly as they remodel, or during new construction. One of the most important rooms to consider when improving your home’s efficiency is your bathroom. There are a variety of ways to reduce water use in the bathroom, and our team has put together a few suggestions you can use for your home!
Install A Faucet Aerator
One of the easiest ways to immediately reduce water usage in your bathroom is to install a faucet aerator. The idea behind an aerator is simple; it is installed over or within your faucet, and it reduces water flow by mixing air in with the water. The bubbles of course work themselves out of the water after a few seconds, but the result is a very lower water usage rate that will help you save on your bills.
Furthermore, an aerator won’t reduce water pressure, and there are a variety of options available depending on how much you want to aerate the water and reduce the flow rate.
Water-Reducing Shower Head
In the same vein as a faucet aerator, consider installing a water-reducing shower head to help save on your energy bills. You’ll save on both heat & water by installing one of these showerheads, and they are available in all of the same styles as traditional showerheads, ensuring you can replicate your existing set-up while making the bathroom just a bit more efficient!
Finally, while you’re installing energy-efficient appliances in your bathroom, one of the biggest water wasters is your toilet. There a variety of ways to go about limiting your toilet’s water use. You could, of course, install a new toilet, either designed to reduce water usage or to a double-flush unit, which despite what it’s name seems to indicate, actually helps reduce water usage.
There are also attachments you can add to your existing toilet to help reduce the water flow, or convert it into a double-flush unit.
If you’re interested in taking your energy efficiency a step further, a bidet can also help reduce paper use and make your bathroom a bit more efficient.
Change Your Habits
Lastly, if you’re trying to make your bathroom more efficient, perhaps the best thing to do is change old habits. While you’re brushing your teeth be sure to turn off the faucet. Try to limit your long, hot showers to save water & heat. And of course limit the amount of toilet paper you use to save water and paper. There are plenty of ways you can make your bathroom more efficient beyond just installing new appliances!
Contact Us Today
If you’re ready to remodel your bathroom this winter, our team at Amiano & Son Construction is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today to get started by calling us at (609) 268-5923 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to assisting with your bathroom remodeling project!