Green Bathroom Remodeling Posted on December 8, 2016January 26, 2017 by ottims1 We are all concerned with protecting our environment. As more people recognize the impact we are having on the planet, there is a need for greener solutions. While alternative fuels are great, and reducing your carbon footprint helps, one of the hardest environments on the planet is the bathroom. Fortunately, there are a few simple remodeling tips you can use to help transform this space so that it is greener. A great revamp begins with the toilet. Your toilet wastes a considerable amount of water each time you flush it. While the 1992 Energy Policy Act has forced toilet manufacturers to be more conscious with wasted water, the EPA has reported that a family of four’s routine toilet use can have a negative impact on our water reserve. The solution is either a dual flush toilet that can be adjusted based on the amount of water needed for a situation, or even a compost toilet. Water efficient faucets are another essential item for the bathroom. These faucets use a higher pressure to clean your hands, without using as much water. There are quite a few stone basins Melbourne residents can choose for this. Combine that with fixing the leaks in the pipes and even a small drip and your bathroom remodel is already looking greener. Even the cabinetry in your remodel has the potential to be green. Instead of buying new and expensive cabinets, consider reusing older pieces and restoring them. You can give the space a retro vibe that is smart for the environment, and will be in vogue with the current design trends. Just make sure you repair and cover these pieces with VOC free products so that you have even less of an impact on the environment. With a little effort on your part, your bathroom remodeling in Melbourne can have a positive impact on the environment.