Over the years, much has changed; people are now concerned with the change in climatic conditions and deteriorating climatic conditions. With environmental activists taking centre stage, people are more invested in doing their part to save the environment.
If you’ve been looking for a way to join the cause and play your role, then you’re in luck because that is what we’re going to talk about. While there are many options out there, I’ll try to focus on what most of you can follow. While you might not be able to plant more trees or do anything to stop the naturally occurring fire and the depleting ozone layer, you can play your part and make your house eco-friendly. Today we’re going to focus on how you can make your bathroom more eco-friendly.
While you might be taken aback by the room that I’ve chosen, you’ll be surprised that your bathroom accounts for more than half of your water usage. This is leading to the water shortage that we might face in the next few years. Here mentioned below are a few ways you can make your bathroom more eco-friendly.
- Decrease in water usage:
The first thing you need to do is to decrease the amount of water used in your bathroom. This means you need to invest in water heads and faucets that consume less water. Traditional faucets use more water than necessary, which can lead to a massive amount of water consumption per house that can be reduced. If you have the budget and want to make a significant difference, you can also invest in a better toilet that uses less water. Speaking of water-efficient fixtures, you may want to replace your old toilet with a good quality macerating toilet system. It liquifies waste products and uses less water than the standard ones, making it ideal in making your bathroom eco-friendly.
- Decrease light usage:
Another way you can play your part in making the environment better is to decrease the amount of electricity that you use. Many people use more than five bulbs in the bathroom to get the perfect lighting. Rather than investing in electric bulbs, you should try to increase the amount of natural light in the bathrooms. For example, you can add new windows if you plan on renovating, and if you aren’t, you can add a mirror in front of the already existing window; it can give the illusion of a brighter bathroom.
- Try to use recyclable material:
Another thing that can do is try to use recyclable material in the bathroom, for example, rather than using shower curtains that are bad for the environment, you should go for alternative options. You can also go for bathtubs and countertops that are made of recyclable materials. Even when you plan on a renovation, such things can then be recycled and benefit the environment. While it might not seem like much, you’ll be the reason there’s one less ceramic bathtub in the landfills.
- Tend to leaks regularly:
Another thing that you can do is deal with leaks immediately. While a dripping faucet might not seem like a significant area to be concerned about, you’d be surprised if you place a bucket under the tap and see how much water is going down the drain and not being used. So, whether it’s the showerhead or the faucet, try to close them tightly and recheck before leaving the bathroom. If you still see them leak, make it your priority to tend to them.
- Add greenery:
Another thing that you can do to make the bathroom more eco-friendly is adding plants. Not only will it add to the aesthetic and make it look high end, but it will also absorb the impurities in the air. Adding indoor plants that need little to no maintenance is a great way to upgrade your bathroom and stay environmentally conscious. Plus, what’s not to love about cute small flower pots on the window sill.
- Focus while renovating:
If you plan on renovating then you have a chance to make a choice that you can stand by, are you going to go for eco-friendly products or are you going to let it slide? Know that your decision can make a difference.
If you do choose to do so, there are several eco friendly upgrades you can make that will also you’re your bathroom luxe and lavish, you should consider installing a hot tub into your bathroom. Go for a chemical free hot tub for an eco-friendly bathroom, and choose the right spot for it.
However, finding the right place for a hot tub, can sometimes be difficult, especially in a smaller bathroom. You should place the hot tub in such a way that it doesn’t make it difficult to move around the bathroom freely, and neither should it cause any space to be wasted.
- Renewable energy:
One thing you could focus on is the amount of energy your bathroom consumes. With numerous lights, water heating systems, and appliances that you use, energy consumption in the bathroom can count up to 30-40% of your total energy consumption. It would help if you tried to go solar as it will help you financially, and it will lower the environmental impact of your energy consumption even if you can’t go solar try to use energy efficiently.
- Accessorize organically and organic toiletries:
With accessorizing, you can go for organic products such as organic towels and rugs. If you start investing in natural products, the consumption rates will rise, and when producers see that organic products are in demand, they will be more environmentally conscious. Know that as an active consumer, you have the power to bring about more change than you might know. You can also invest in organic toiletries such as face washes, shampoos, and conditioners. Not only will they lead to a healthier lifestyle, but you’ll even notice the positive changes once you start using them.
If you’ve gone through the points mentioned above, you now know how you can play your part in making the environment a better place. While these tasks may be concentrated to fix the environment around you, if everyone takes care of their environment, we can gradually move towards better environmental conditions. We hold power to bring change, and small decisions like this can change the way that world functions. All we have to do is play our part and inspire others to do the same.