Go Eco Friendly With Your Bathroom

Individuals who strive to make their bathroom suites more eco-friendly could find prospective home buyers are attracted to their property.

This is because new research carried out has shown energy efficiency is among the top priorities for people on the lookout for a new abode – and this might include whether or not a residence has shower enclosures.

The study revealed one in seven of those questioned claimed the factor that mattered most to them when considering their future dwelling is how environmentally friendly the place is.

Other aspects to rank highly in the poll included the price and size of a house.

Those looking to improve the sustainability of their bathroom may find a dual-flush toilet is a sound investment, the features can help conserve water.

People who make the most out of shower enclosures in their bathroom suites could be doing their bit for the environment by assisting in water conservation. People wishing to make their bathrooms more eco-friendly should take more showers.

A five-minute shower uses about 40 litres of water – about half the volume of a standard bath.

There a number of other ways homeowners can attempt to restrict their water usage. These include people turning off their taps when brushing their teeth – as a running tap can use up to nine litres of water every minute – while using a water-saving device in the lavatory cistern can save between one and three litres every time the toilet is flushed.

Checking tap washers is another quick and cheap way to limit output and do you bit for the environment.

Homeowners could make their properties more environmentally-friendly by using special strips of foam around doors and windows – such as those used in bathroom suites – to reduce draughts.

Environmentally friendly bathroom accessories appear to be of interest to consumers, with regards to taps and faucets, people are only just considering how much water they are using.

Speaking to the Kansas City Star, kitchen and bath designer Scott Bennett explained that where toilets are concerned, conservation has been a factor for a number of years.

The news source noted that one way to be green in bathrooms is to look at the various showerhead options on offer, such as low-level fixtures and high-end electronic systems.

These save water by cutting the flow rate. Other design improvements push the water out with greater force, so customers arguably can’t notice much difference.