These days, great design shouldn’t only look good- it should be good for the planet too. If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom or to build a new one from scratch, check out our top tips for a beautiful yet environmentally-friendly space.
Use sustainable materials
Bathrooms work well with natural fibres and materials, such as bamboo, hemp, and hessian. They are all fast-growing so that crops can be replenished easily, and they add lots of soft, earthy tones. When it comes to towels and bathmats, look for organic cotton, and treated wood and stonework work well for sink surrounds.
Add lots of plants
Keep things green with lots of beautiful plants. Keep big potted plants on the floor, add succulents on shelves, and hang trailing plants by your bath. You can also keep the air around you clean and healthy by making sure the space is well ventilated, and by using eco-friendly cleaning products. There are dozens of cleaning sprays that are environmentally-friendly, staying away from harsh chemicals like bleach while still keeping your bathroom clean and smelling fresh.
Keep your water flow low
There are lots of devices available that help to monitor and control your water usage. You can choose low-flow taps and toilets that reduce the volume of water that is released, as well as showers that keep wastewater to a minimum. It doesn’t mean compromising on water pressure though, as many models aerate the water to keep a strong flow.