creating a sustainable bathroom: tips for greener cleaning

Hygiene and cleanliness are definitely two things nobody wants to skimp on. Keeping yourself feeling and looking fresh is a staple part of life these days, so naturally the bathroom is going to be a frequently used room in your home.

However, with the increase in sustainable living occurring these days, it can be difficult to reconcile the two in your mind. On the one hand, you want to help save the planet and contribute to a cleaner, greener society.

On the other hand, you need to regularly use the bathroom to keep yourself clean and healthy. Lucky for you, there are a number of different ways you can implement sustainable practises into your double storey home designs without skipping showers.

For example, one of the easiest ways to reduce a costly aspect of your bathroom is to simply remove your bathtub. Unless you or someone in your family suffers from limited mobility, often times bathtubs are considered a luxury in many homes today.

Not only will you help to reduce the amount of water used in your home, but you can also salvage a relatively large amount of bathroom floor space - giving you a new found freedom for storage or cleaning-related activities.

Taking advantage of natural light is also another way to help reduce the overall cost of operating your bathroom.

Not only will it lower your electricity bill, but natural light can also illuminate the space better than artificial light, which can make the smaller details of cleanliness like shaving easier to achieve.

Replacing your shower head with a low flow shower head can help reduce the overall amount of water you and your family use during their showers.

Because you are using less water overall, the amount of power needed is also reduced - getting two sustainable birds with one stone.