Bathroom renovations can be eco-friendly and improve your household’s quality of life. Here are popular reasons to remodel this heavily-used room.
To Conserve Water
Your bathroom remodel could include replacing water-wasting plumbing fixtures with more efficient ones. Toilets manufactured before 1994 use as much as 6 gallons per flush. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), current regulations require that new toilets use no more than 1.6 gallons per flush. A standard showerhead uses around 2.5 gallons of water per minute. A typical bathroom faucet uses 2.2 gallons of water per minute.
Installing products that carry the EPA’s WaterSense label could significantly reduce your household’s water use. A WaterSense showerhead can use no more than 2 gallons per minute. WaterSense bathroom faucets are limited to no more than 1.5 gallons per minute. Lower water use is good for the environment and your household budget.
To Create a More Functional Space
Bathrooms in older homes usually lack storage space. It’s important to choose a designer-builder as your bathroom remodeling contractor. The designer can suggest ways to increase storage and make the bathroom more functional for your household. Often, designers bring ideas that homeowners are unfamiliar with.
To Make an Older Adult Safer
You may need to make your bathroom safer for an aging relative who’s moving in. Since many older adults decide to age in place, perhaps you need to renovate your bathroom to continue living independently in your home. Bathroom upgrades to consider include:
- Installing a walk-in shower with a level threshold
- Adding a shower bench and hand-held shower
- Making the bathroom wheelchair-accessible
- Installing grab bars
- Selecting a comfort height toilet
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