Making eco-friendly choices when it comes to home construction and remodeling doesn’t mean you have to move out of the city and live off the grid. In fact, being green can be simple, and it doesn’t have to break the budget. Below are some eco-friendly bathroom remodeling
ideas that we’ve put together for you.
Cutting water consumption in the bathroom is straightforward: simply select and install water-saving bathroom fixtures such as low-flow showerheads and low-flow toilets. It’s even possible to purchase hands-free faucets for residential applications. Look for the US EPA’s WaterSense labels
when selecting water-efficient products.
One simple way to save on electricity is by installing dimmer switches on lights. Better yet, occupancy/motion sensors can be installed so that lights turn on automatically when you enter the bathroom and turn back off when you leave and forget them on. Extractor fans, HRVs, and thermostats can all also be programmed to reduce energy consumption.
It is possible to make environmentally responsible choices when selecting countertop materials, tile, flooring, vanities, and other finishes. This might take a bit more time to research, but the products are out there. In the end, you’ll be glad you put in a little extra effort.
Reducing VOCs and Chemicals
Reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other chemicals is not difficult. Choosing VOC-free paint is one easy place to start. If your bathroom has a shower curtain, avoid anything containing PVC, and select cloth or PEVA curtains instead. When selecting bathroom cleaning products, choose natural products that will not harm your health or the environment.
At Booher Remodeling Company
, we pride ourselves on delivering quality work, on time, and with a service-oriented attitude. And that includes working with our clients who want to make earth-friendly choices during the remodeling process. Contact us
today at (317) 852-5546
to learn more about our services and to schedule a home design consultation
with us in Indianapolis, Carmel
, and the surrounding communities. You may also be interested in browsing through our image gallery
or reading what some of our recent customers
have to say about working with us.