If you're getting ready to consult with your construction contractor about your upcoming bath remodel, one thing to consider is design options. If you're leaning toward an eco-friendly bathroom product line, you can choose items that are earth-friendly and derived from recycled materials. Once you have your budget and design mapped out, it's time to go shopping to bring your ideas to life. Here are just a few examples of products that may give you inspiration for your own bathroom.
Your shower area is one of the most used areas in your home. Veering away from traditional sliding doors derived from plastics and other chemical compounds is the first step in creating a green bathing space. One option is a custom shower door made from recycled glass materials. Custom designs can be tailored to your exact specifications. A company that uses only glass from recycled products should be used. From there, a glass door and a glass shower enclosure can be created and set up to the exact dimensions of your shower. Contact a local outlet, such as Southern Glass & Mirror, for further assistance.
If you want your bathroom to stand out and welcome guests, you'll have to impress them with the flooring. Bathroom flooring can be both functional and fabulous, all while being earth-friendly at the same time. Some suggestions for eco-savvy floors include:
- Refurbished wood
You can purchase your flooring from a recycling center and then have it custom-made to match your bathroom decor and your custom shower door. Some contractors also have a direct wholesale distributor for eco-friendly flooring. This is another way to keep your project on budget and still get good project results.
Paint And Trim
Rounding out the look of your newly designed bathroom and custom shower door means choosing the right color and trim. Be sure to select eco-friendly paints that have a low level of VOCs. VOCs or volatile organic compounds are chemicals with high vapor pressures found in products, such as paints that can lead to human toxicity. They can irritate your respiratory tract and pose significant health risks if you experience prolonged exposure. Paints with low VOCs are safer to use and safe to be in contact with. These paints combined with trim derived from natural, recycled sources make your bathroom a safer place to be in.
The amount of electricity and energy used in your bathroom should be considered if you want to transform it into a green space. Light fixtures that draw less electricity and have timed shut off options, are just one way to save on energy. Using energy star light fixtures and bulbs throughout the bathroom and near your custom shower door will provide an efficient light source that increases your home's value.
A green bathroom remodel allows you to change out old, energy-hungry light fixtures and appliances. Replacing them items that use less energy, enhances the room and helps the environment at the same time.