No one’s thinking about going green when updating their bathrooms, but eco-friendly choices are great. Bathroom renovations don’t have to compromise the environment.
Reuse What Can Be Reused
Look for Second-hand Accessories and Fixtures
Twenty years ago, this task would have been difficult. Today, there are many internet sites, such as eBay, where you can find usable used items. There are also online stores that specifically sell used mirrors, tubs, doors, and related merchandise. Find garage sales in town. These are places where you can find old but good items you can use. Ask friends if they have old tubs or bathroom accessories they are willing to give away, although that may seem a little awkward. Nonetheless, by buying used items, you save the environment from a bit more litter.
Choose Products Wisely
If you are replacing shower heads or bathroom lights with new ones, opt for those that conserve water or electricity. Buy water-efficient shower heads, which are designed to spread water within a narrow area, reducing the amount of water wasted during bathing. Choose energy-efficient light bulbs for lighting fixtures.
Substitute Common Household Materials
Put toothbrushes and toothpaste in empty candy jars. Unused plastic containers can be used to store cotton swabs, combs, brushes, or toiletries. Use lazy living room tables as bathroom tables where you can rest your smart-phone or stack magazines. Old pipes, as long as they aren’t rusty, can be used as towel racks. You just need to polish them. Look around the house and find things lying around that can be used for other purposes. Be creative! When you use old accessories or furniture, you are saving the environment from having to deal with garbage. Moreover, you are saving more. Bathroom renovations don’t always entail huge expenditure. Just be resourceful, and you’ll find materials you thought are trash but can still be reused for other purposes.