There are many innovations allow a luxurious bathroom to be more environmentally friendly. These range from more efficient bathroom designs to plumbing solutions and natural materials. If your bathroom isn’t already green, there are ways you can go green without paying for renovations. Follow these few tips and you’ll find making your bathroom environmentally friendly will be easier than you thought.
Clean Green – Harsh chemical cleaners cause problems with our environment. Since it’s the most poorly ventilated room in the home, using non-toxic cleaners in your bathroom will be a healthier option. That means that while cleaning you’ll avoid breathing in more toxic fumes. After the cleaning is done, the fumes will not stay in the air, like chemical cleaners do, because they’ll be absorbed into the atmosphere and escape through the ventilation system in an expedited manner.
There are a wide selection of green cleaners on the market, such as Simple Green. There is also the option to make your own using by using healthy and natural cleaners like baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar.
Slow the flow – The largest usage of water in the home involves flushing the toilet followed by taking showers and baths. On average, each person in a home uses 80-100 gallons of water per day. To enable you to more effectively manage the consumption of water in your bathroom, you can use water efficient faucets, use a low-flow showerhead, and low-flow toilets. To add to your water management efforts, be mindful to take shorter showers and not to run water while brushing your teeth. Every ounce of effort helps.
Materials Matter – The materials used in a bathroom can contribute to making it more green. You may be aware that your flooring can be made from natural hardwoods to bamboo, sinks can use ceramic or bamboo, showers can use stones, and counters can be made from natural substances like granite, marble, and quartz. In addition your accessories and decor, such as towels and pillows, can be made from organic cotton or natural hemp.
So just by using more environmentally friendly cleaners, using less water, and changing some of the materials used in your bathroom will help make the planet greener, and make your home healthier.