Sustainable Bathrooms: Design Principles to Remember

If you’re trying to “go green,” it makes sense to start with the bathroom, one of the most used rooms in your home. However, installing just a few energy efficiency features isn’t enough to make your bathroom more sustainable. Extensive bathroom remodeling is needed. To help you get started on planning your bathroom renovation, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of East Georgia, a leading local kitchen remodeler, explains some principles you should remember when designing your new, sustainable bathroom.

Efficient Use of Water

A sustainable bathroom should make more efficient use of water, especially since the bathroom accounts for a large portion of the average household’s water consumption. Here are some features that can help reduce water waste:
  • Automatic faucets. People tend to waste a lot of water while washing their hands. By installing an automatic faucet in your home, you can keep wasted water to a minimum.
  • High-efficiency toilets. Some homeowners mistakenly think low-flush toilets are of low quality, but the opposite is true. High-efficiency, low-flush toilets are just as effective as conventional toilets. The only difference is they use less water.
  • Steam showers. No one can resist a nice, relaxing soak in a tub, but if you want a more eco-friendly alternative, install a steam shower. They consume just two gallons of water for a 20-minute steam.
  • Low-flow showerheads. If you’re satisfied with your shower, install a low-flow showerhead. By taking advantage of water pressure, a low-flow showerhead can efficiently get you clean while using less water. In a single year, the average American household can save up to 3,000 gallons of water.

Natural Ventilation

Bathrooms require plenty of ventilation to prevent moisture from accumulating and creating a damp environment that’s a breeding ground for mold and mildew. You can install energy-efficient exhaust fans, but many home remodeling contractors recommend making use of natural ventilation as much as possible. One way of doing so is to install frosted windows to strike a balance between the need for ventilation and privacy.

Use of Sustainable Materials

Of course, a sustainable bathroom can still have a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere. Add a modern, luxurious feel to your bathroom in a sustainable way by using recycled metal or glass or eco-friendly materials like porcelain.

Let’s Start a Conversation!

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of East Georgia, a locally owned company, offers a wide range of professional renovation services, including bathroom remodeling services. To get started on your project, call us at (478) 268-4206 or fill out our contact form to start a conversation. We serve homeowners in Swainsboro, Dublin, Statesboro, Vidalia and Metter, GA, and nearby areas.   If you live in Swainsboro, Dublin, Statesboro, Vidalia, or Metter and are interested in learning more about remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, don’t hesitate to contact the DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen of East Georgia team.
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