When you walk into your bathroom do you feel happy and content with the space in front of you or do you feel like there’s room for improvement? If it’s the latter, then you should most definitely consider the best ways to change and enhance your bathroom, to create a space that you are totally and completely in love with.
Of course, if you’re someone who believes in sustainable living and creating a more eco-friendly home, then you might be thinking about going down the greener route with your bathroom. If that’s the case, then it’s essential that you think every aspect of the design through carefully, to ensure that you are able to create the most amazing sustainable space that has little to no impact on the environment.
Wondering how you should go about doing that? Then have a read of the tips and ideas below and find your inspiration.
Use all-natural paint
Did you know that paint is actually packed full of hazardous chemicals? Not just hazardous for the environment but also for your health? So if you’re going to change the colour scheme of your bathroom or tidy the paintwork up, opt to use an all-natural paint instead of regular paint. It might cost more but if it means protecting the environment and yours’ and your family’s health it’s worth it.
Add a dual flush
Flushing the toilet uses a lot of water, and most of the time it’s a waste. So an increasing number of people are choosing to incorporate dual flushes into their homes, which use a large percentage less water per flush. If you can’t afford to replace your whole toilet, then you can always get a converter kit that allows you to convert your toilet to a dual flush system. Just remember, it’s best to have a plumber’s number on hand, such as Dyno Plumbing for instance, in case the conversion ends up going wrong.
Use sustainable materials
Wherever possible, opt to use sustainable materials for your bathroom. From the tiling to the flooring and furniture, always look for sustainable materials. For the flooring, reclaimed wood can work well, as long as it’s properly varnished and sealed to prevent water damage.
Want to reduce your bathroom energy consumption and save the environment at the same time? Then you need to install LEDS, like you most probably already have in the rest of the house.
Use recycled toilet paper
When it comes to wiping yourself after using the toilet, you should be using recycled toilet paper, because this means fewer trees are being cut down to meet your needs. Whatever you do, avoid toilet wipes as these are extremely damaging to the environment when flushed.
Buy organic towels
From flannels and floor mats to bath towels, you should always opt to purchase organic cotton. As non-organic cotton pollutes the environment when it is grown and has a serious impact on the water around it, and of course the local eco-system. If you’ve already got good towels don’t throw them away, as the best choice you can make is to stick with what you’ve got. However, if you need to buy new towels, going organic is the best route to go down.
Likewise, you can try to replace all your bathroom essentials to reusable alternatives.
There you have it, everything that you need to know about planning a more eco-friendly bathroom for your home.
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