Water and energy saving tips for your bathroom and laundry renovation
They’re often the smallest rooms in your home but your bathroom and laundry can often be expensive to renovate and costly to the environment.
Check out our water, energy and money saving tips for your next bathroom or laundry renovation.
Reuse what you can. There’s no point in ripping out fixtures without seeing if they can be used again. Freshly painted walls can bring life to a bathroom and make everything feel new again. It’s amazing how old fixtures can appear new after other areas of a room are updated.
Did you know a leaking toilet could waste up to 95,000 litres of water a year? Make checking for leaks a priority and also look into water saving fixtures for your bathroom and laundry, they’re inexpensive and come in a great range to suit all designs.
Choosing an efficient toilet will save you money on water and energy usage in the long run. Four star model toilets will save you around 15,000 litres of water each year, and five star toilets come with the alternative of a sink over the cistern which are ideal for small spaces.
If you’re going to replace your washing machine, opt for a 4.5 star front loader washer because these machines can save you around 70 litres of water per wash compared to the average top loader machine.
And, when it comes to the design it’s possible to have a great look without ripping the rooms out completely. Before you make any drastic decisions have a look at the tiles and walls first. If a simple paint job could lift the room, then start there. Light neutral colours work well in these spaces because the style can be easily changed with décor and is much more cost effective.
Also think about ventilation in the space, choosing an open window over an exhaust fan will help reduce your energy bill.
It’s all in the planning. Consider a few of these water, energy and money saving tips for your next bathroom or laundry renovation. If you’re unsure what to do, make sure you get some expert advice.
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