Eco-Friendly Bathroom: 6 Ways to Go Green

Try these eco-friendly home improvement tips and enjoy a green bathroom.

Some simple adjustments to a bathroom can reduce its impact on the environment.

  1. Installing aerators on the faucet and showerhead will reduce the amount of water used.
  2. Using a low-flow toilet will use less water.
  3. Replacing a tanked water heater with a tankless model will reduce the amount of energy consumed and the cost to heat water. A tankless water heater will heat only what is needed, when it’s needed. Plus, it doesn’t require a pilot light, so it emits less carbon dioxide and improves indoor air quality.
  4. Compact fluorescent bulbs use less energy than incandescent bulbs and last much longer.
  5. When redecorating, look for paint with a low volatile organic compounds (VOC) label. These paints are less toxic.
  6. Even little things like selecting all-natural fabrics can help make your bathroom more green.

Extra Green Bathroom Tips:

  • Faucets and showerheads with aerators use half the water flow with twice the power. If they were used nationwide, aerators could save 250 million gallons of water a year.
  • Traditional hot-water circulating systems use a pump to send hot water from the water heater, to the faucets and back again. This type of system provides nearly instant hot water, but it wastes a tremendous amount of energy heating the water and moving it around.
Keep Reading

Next Up

Eco-Friendly Countertops

Consider these environmentally friendly countertops when designing your new kitchen surface area.

Eco-Friendly Kitchen Cabinets

Get tips on choosing cabinetry that's easy on the planet

Choosing Eco-Friendly Carpet

Select healthier options when it comes to flooring choices.

How To: Creating An Eco-Friendly Metal Backsplash

Customize your kitchen and help the environment with this beautiful backsplash made of recycled aluminum.

A Kitchen Crafted for the Eco-Friendly

With an eye toward sustainable materials and strategic planning, amateur woodworker Gayle Christopher transforms her kitchen from 1970s drab to dazzling.

Replace Aluminum Siding With Eco-Friendly Wood Siding

After reviewing several exterior siding choices, a carpenter installed eco-friendly wood siding.

On TV

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.