Check Out These Tips for Designing an Energy Efficient Bathroom!

A bathroom remodel is one of the top projects that provides a high return on investment. In addition to being low maintenance and stylish, being energy efficient is a key element in a bathroom that will stand the test of time and add value to your home. Water shortages and high utility bills make energy efficient bathrooms a priority for potential home buyers.

Remembering to switch off the s and turning off the water while you brush your teeth just scratch the surface of efficiency. From to plumbing to flooring, an overhaul of your bathroom can end up saving you big throughout the year!

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Bathrooms, especially in older homes, tend to rely on incandescent to brighten up the room. Switching to s will cut usage drastically and will last you much longer as well. The good news is that since s have continued to gain popularity, there are a tremendous amount of options to find the style that fits your design vision.

You also may not realize that your bathroom could be overlit, meaning you are using more and energy than you actually need. This is especially true if you have windows letting in natural sun during the day. By measuring your levels, most commonly done with a meter, you can determine the right amount of bulbs you truly need.

Plumbing Fixtures

High efficiency shower heads and faucets can reduce the amount of water used by at least half. And no need to worry about the water pressure! Newer designs for these high efficiency fixtures keep the pressure high without sacrificing water flow, so you’ll hardly be able to tell a difference.

Whether you are doing a full remodel of your bathroom, or just looking to replace some of the features, you’ll want to put a new water efficient toilet at the top of your list. Most new toilets are designed to be dual flush, meaning you choose how much water is needed for each flush. A flush converter is another option if your chosen toilet doesn’t have the dual option.

If you’re willing to part ways with bubble baths and aroma-therapy bath bombs, you may consider removing your bathtub completely and installing a walk-in shower. Taking a bath uses about twice as much water as a 10-minute shower. This is a great option for saving space in your bathroom as well.

Floors and Windows

If you have windows in your bathroom, you may be letting in air from outside, which makes it more difficult to heat or cool the room. New energy efficient windows can provide tremendous savings and pay for themselves over time.

In addition to radiant floor heating, have you considered flooring that not only improves energy efficiency but also reduces mold growth? Moisture-resistant flooring such as concrete or cork can help keep your bathroom better insulated and healthier. These types of flooring are also long-lasting in the hot, humid environment of your bathroom and help increase the overall value of your home.

Final Thoughts
Designing an energy efficient bathroom can minimize maintenance, reduce your utility costs, and increase your home’s value. All Star Construction, Inc, is your bathroom remodeling contractor in Houston, TX. Call 281-847-0294 today to start your project. We’ll help you design the bathroom you’ve always wanted!