Going Green With Your Bathroom Remodel
The average bathroom isn’t exactly the most glamorous room of the home, let alone the most eco-friendly. From poor ventilation to water wasting fixtures, this may end up being the most wasteful and expensive area of the house. However, with a little remodeling, you can turn your bathroom around!
Stop Wasting Water
When it comes to making over your bathroom, the most important thing to consider is how you can save water. In fact, the toilet alone can make up for as much as 27 percent of your household’s water usage. Although a lot of waste is caused by bad habits or poor installation, adding water saving bathroom fixtures can be an enormous step forward. For starters, try looking at low-flow showerheads and faucets which use less water.
Additionally, if you have any leaks in your plumbing, you should not hesitate to get it fixed before you end up losing more money. In fact, we at Cardigan Kitchens can fix any plumbing problems you may have during your bathroom remodel.
Let In The Light And Fresh Air
You should make sure that your bathroom design includes a window so you can finally let in some natural light while also allowing for better air flow throughout the room. With the bathroom being one of the wettest parts of your home, it also makes it the most at risk for mold and mildew growth that can make your family sick and harm the condition of your bathroom. Being able to open a window for added ventilation can really make a huge difference. That aside, the natural light can reduce your need to flip a switch and creates a more inviting atmosphere.
However, it is important to look into the latest lighting fixtures and air ventilation systems to make sure you have the best eco-friendly and energy efficient technology there is for your bathroom.
The Right Tile For The Job
As mentioned before, your bathroom is a pretty moist environment. While many flooring choices would be damaged by or worsen the moisture in your bathroom, ceramic tiles are actually moisture resistant along with being antimicrobial. With those features, these tiles will ensure that your floor can handle all the wetness that a bathroom can bring without the risk of mold and mildew. That aside, ceramic tiles are made from easily recyclable and naturally renewable resources, which allows them to offer unparalleled style with low environmental impact.
If all that wasn’t wonderful enough, ceramic tile is rather easy to clean and maintain. This means less chemicals needed to wash up the bathroom.
When you are ready to start creating the eco-friendly bathroom of your dreams, don’t hesitate to contact us at Cardigan Kitchens!