If you consider yourself to be somewhat of an eco-warrior, you’re probably mindful of any environmental impact caused when renovating your home. That is completely understandable. We live in a fragile world that needs to be looked after. Indeed, that is the only way to ensure it is still here for future generations to enjoy. With that in mind, we’re going to make some suggestions today that could help to improve the aesthetic in your bathroom without causing too much damage to the planet. We ask that you pay attention to all the ideas listed below as they could make all the difference.
At the end of the day, failure to consider environmental impact could result in significant issues further down the line. There is no need to buy new products from manufacturers when you can get unused surplus stock online. That is lesson number one. By purchasing new products you are adding to the need for more production, and that is something we should be working against. Recycling is also a good idea as you will soon see.
Re-Tile using excess stock
If your tiles have been on the wall for five years or more, they’re probably starting to look a bit grotty. Considering that, you should look to replace them at the earliest possible opportunity when renovating your bathroom. As we mentioned a moment ago, you can get some fantastic cheap products online if you know where to look. Auction websites like eBay are pretty good for that sort of thing. You should aim to buy from a seller that deals in surplus stock. That way, no manufacturer will produce more tiles directly because of your purchase.
Recycle old mirrors
The frames around any mirrors in your bathroom might be looking a bit worse for wear. However, that doesn’t mean you have to throw them away and buy new ones. Indeed, there is nothing stopping you from removing the frames and giving them a lick of paint. By coating them in a new color, you could add something cool and funky to your bathroom design. Simply reapply the frame and then hang them back in position. Your friends and family will think you’ve spent a lot of money, and there’s no need to burst their bubble.
Get your electricity from solar panels
While that is a great way of powering your entire home, installing solar panels means you can run a good air conditioning unit in your bathroom. You can do that without worrying about the environmental impact of doing so. Having this means of air circulation should help to ensure your room stays in the best condition for much longer. We all know how much damage is caused to surfaces where there is a lot of condensation. You could avoid that happening by simply investing in a good-quality unit. Best of all? It should last you ten years or more.
Now we have come to the end of this post; you should have some fantastic ideas about how to improve your bathroom without harming the planet. Feel free to call back here tomorrow for more green advice!