All of us know we should live our lives a bitmore eco-friendly as the environment is an important topic today. Despite all the talk that is done, very little seems to be happening and certainly not enough to make a difference. In the home there are many different things we can do to improve how energy efficient we are running our homes.
The bathroom is somewhere we all like to be well designed and to have the latest gadgets in such as power showers. The problem is though that power showers for one, have a big effect on the energy efficiency of our homes. In the past, we were all told that showers are more economical in terms of water usage than baths.
This was before power showers with large showerheads were introduced and now having a shower for longer than 5 minutes (which I am assuming most of us do!) actually uses more water than a bath would. However, if you fit an aerated showerhead this can reduce water consumption by around 30 percent. This is not advisable though if you have an electric shower as it could lead to an overheating of the water.
If you choose to redecorate your bathroom then you can think about the fittings you install to something as simple as the paint or tiles you use. If you really want to be environmentally friendly then there are a number of products available on the market that can help you run a more eco-friendly home. Redesigning a bathroom is important to give your home a fresh look and this is especially true if you have left it for many years.
Whenever redesigning your bathroom (or any part of your home for that matter) ensure it matches the style of the house. If you have a traditional styled home then make sure you keep to that style on not fill your home with modern styled products and vice versa. There are many ways of improving the look and feel of your bathroom and if you want to be ‘green' then there are plenty of ways to do so.
Even the way you clean your bathroom can be altered as there are products that use less pesticides and chemicals that are not good for you to inhale. Find out more online and if you are thinking of redesigning your home then get some advice from an expert before starting any project.