In Perth, bathrooms are usually the smallest room in the house. However, a bathroom is the space in your home which uses the most water and according to the Australian Government, water heating in the home is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, apart from the use of the family car! As a bathroom renovation supplier in Perth, we have compiled some tips to help you make your bathroom ‘greener’.
Firstly, look at your lighting. This is a relatively simple way to make your bathroom more eco-friendly. Replace your regular light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights which have a lasting lifetime of over 10 times more than the incandescent bulbs, and consume 90% less energy.
Introduce some greenery. This is another relatively cheap way to introduce ‘green’ elements into your bathroom. Plants are known to reduce toxins and humidity in the air and also add some life to your bathroom space. Hardy plants, such as succulents don’t need much water and will thrive in a bathroom space.
Replace your regular shower head with a low-flow shower head. A low-flow shower head can use up to 50% less water than a regular one, making it essential for any eco-conscious homeowner. Consider installing a low-flow toilet, as well, which uses only a quarter of the normal amount of water for a single flush. These eco-friendly solutions will also help to reduce your water bills.
Install a solar hot water system. The per square metre solar radiation availability in Australia is the highest in the world, making Perth the perfect climate for solar energy use! This is a more expensive solution but is a good investment and will save you a lot of money on your energy bills.
Finally, yet importantly, swap your chemical-based cosmetic and cleaning products products made from natural ingredients. This way, you will decrease the amount of toxins that enter your body or that go through the drain and into the ground!