Having an eco-friendly home is becoming important to more homeowners. As a result, many homeowners are incorporating eco-friendly features into their remodeling plans. There are plenty of ways to make every room in your home more green, especially the bathroom. Here are some eco-friendly ideas for your Denver bathroom remodel:
Low Flow Fixtures
Low flow faucets and showerheads are designed to use less water than standard models. In fact, the Department of Energy estimates that a low flow faucet could lead to a water savings of 25-60%. If you’re remodeling your bathroom, make sure you look for these energy efficient fixtures so you can conserve water and save money on utility bills. Learn how you can reduce hot water use for energy savings
Low Flow Toilets
You should also plan on replacing your toilet with a low flow model if you truly want your bathroom to be eco-friendly. It’s estimated that the average family of four uses over 880 gallons of water per week just to flush the toilets in their home. If you buy a low flow model, you can drastically reduce your family’s water usage.
LED light bulbs use 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than standard bulbs, so be sure to incorporate these into your bathroom remodel. Many homeowners used to avoid using LED lights in the bathroom because they produced a bright, white light. However, there are now many different types of LED lights, including bulbs that produce a warm glow that is perfect for your bathroom.
This won’t be possible for every homeowner because it depends on where the bathroom is located within the home. But if it’s possible, a skylight is definitely something you should consider to help you create an eco-friendly bathroom. A sunlight will flood your bathroom with natural light during the daytime. Therefore, you won’t have to rely on artificial lighting, so you can reduce your energy use and utility bills. In addition to being an eco-friendly lighting option, a skylight also provides the ideal lighting for people who are shaving or applying cosmetics in the bathroom.
When choosing the shower tiles, backsplash, and flooring for your bathroom, think green. This doesn’t mean you have to stick to a green color scheme—it simply means you should learn more about the eco-friendliness of different materials. For example, bamboo is one of the most popular eco-friendly flooring options that works well in bathrooms. With bamboo, homeowners are able to get the look of natural wood without having to worry about water damage. On top of being durable and attractive, bamboo is made out of a renewable resource and is recognized as a green building material by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
Ready to take the first step towards creating an eco-friendly bathroom? It’s time to contact the remodeling professionals. At S.F. Inc., we value each and every one of our relationships with our clients. To get started on your remodel or to learn more about our services, contact
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