In this post, we will discuss the most efficient and effective steps to create a completely green bathroom space. The best part about going green is that while you are protecting the environment, you are saving money at the same time.
Step 1. Purchase green paint from your local interior design store.
Step 2. Paint toilet, walls, vanity and everything else. You’re done! Congrats, you have a completely green bathroom! Funny jokes!
All joking aside, here are three simple steps to create an eco-friendly bathroom:
1. Install A Low-Flush Toilet
Just over 1/4 of all the water we use every month is flushed down the toilet. That’s right, toilets use just over 25% of the water that is consumed in your home–more than any other appliance or plumbing! Toilets in older homes flush a massive 7 gallons of water down every flush. Already have a low-flush toilet? That’s okay–you can go even greener! By installing a dual-flusher, you are given the option to flush liquid waste (0.8 gallons) or solid waste (1.6 gallons).
2. Install A Low-Flow Showerhead
The average showerhead uses 5 to 8 gallons of water every minute. By installing a low-flow showerhead, the average water usage decreases to less than 2.5 gallons per minute! Now, keeping your showers to a max five minutes will help the cause, too–but that doesn’t always happen, does it?
3. Change Your Light Bulbs
Incandescent out. LED bulbs in.The average LED bulb consumes 80 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and lasts up to 25 times longer. Light quality is not sacrificed as LED bulbs operate at a lower wattage. A single bulb on its own can knock hundreds of dollars off of your hydro bill.
Steps including installing a dual-flusher are simple and can be done without the help of a plumbing contractor or plumbing company. However, installing a low-flush toilet and low-flow showerhead, a plumber or plumbing company should be contacted to make sure plumbing repairs and plumbing service is not needed in the near future! Thanks for tuning in!