Energy efficiency and going green are important concerns these days. It seems like more and more people are looking to make their lifestyles greener and more sustainable. If you count yourself among this number, give yourself a pat on the back, as everyone should be thinking about how they can develop greener habits. Here are some ways you can have a greener home, starting with your bathroom:
Use Eco-Friendly Materials
When installing a new sink, bathtub or even extra storage in your bathroom, make sure to use eco-friendly materials. Badeloft makes freestanding sinks and bathtubs made of high quality stone resin, an eco-friendly and non toxic material that is completely safe to use. Stone resin is lightweight and relatively inexpensive, yet extremely durable and attractive. Badeloft’s sinks offer a natural and refined design, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes so you can find one that will suit your bathroom perfectly. You can also customize them by choosing different fixtures and finishes.
Badeloft is actually synonymous to freestanding bathtubs, just as BossTek is associated with dust and odor suppression. Badeloft’s bathtubs are made from the same high quality stone resin as their sinks, and can retain heat impressively well. This means you can enjoy longer warm baths, and this can save you both money and water in the long run.
Use Natural Products to Clean
It’s important to keep your bathroom neat and clean, but many bathroom cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that may be harmful to the environment or even your family’s health. Clean your bathroom in a greener way by using natural cleaning products. Vinegar and baking soda are incredibly effective odor eliminators and disinfectants. They are also extremely inexpensive, and you probably already have a ready stock in your kitchen.
Switching to natural products is a great way to go green in your bathroom while still keeping it sparkling clean. Natural products can also help your bathroom smell fresh and inviting. Fresh flowers are a good thing way to make your bathroom smell nice, and so are essential oils and scented soy candles. If you prefer to keep it simple and just get rid of any unpleasant smells, once again, vinegar and baking soda are excellent odor absorbers and can eliminate foul odors in your bathroom.
Use Energy Efficient Lighting
The bathroom is one of the rooms in your home where good lighting is essential. It’s important to have a well lit bathroom so you can see what you’re doing when you clean and groom yourself. Make sure your bathroom lighting is environment friendly and energy efficient by switching to LED light bulbs. These will last you much longer than traditional incandescent bulbs, and will help save you money in the long run by reducing your energy costs.
These are just three simple ways you can have a greener bathroom, but there are plenty of other things you can do to have an environment friendly and sustainable bathroom. Start with developing good habits like turning the water off while you’re brushing your teeth or shampooing your hair, instead of just letting it run. Switch to energy efficient fixtures and natural products, and you’re well on your way to enjoying a cleaner, greener bathroom.