5 ways to incorporate sustainable design in your new bathroom

6 February 2018

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If you’re thinking of renovating your bathroom, it’s likely that sustainability is on your mind. Outside of saving water and using reclaimed resources, there are heaps of features that can contribute towards an eco-friendly design.

Environmentally friendly fixtures and fittings are so much more available these days, so you don’t have to worry about sacrificing style when you’re going for a luxe look – there’s never been a better time to get yourself an eco-chic bathroom.

Lose the tub

Ditching the bath tub will not only save you water, it’ll also free up some (much needed in my case!) space in your bathroom. If incorporating a tub into your bathroom design is a must for you, it’s definitely worth considering a smaller style.

Go natural

They’re eco-friendly and inherently beautiful – so choosing natural materials in your new bathroom should be a no brainer, right!? Think bamboo vanities and natural stone flooring.

Low flow fixtures

They might save a whole bunch of water, but you shouldn’t notice any reduced water pressure with modern low flow shower heads. Enjoy more shower, for less water – check out a great water saving shower head here.

Waterproof floors

The days of dingy old carpet in bathrooms are long gone – make sure you choose a waterproof flooring material to avoid expensive repairs or replacements in years to come.

Take advantage of natural light

Always try to include natural light in your bathroom design; nothing makes a room look larger or better than natural light.

Speaking of natural light, for a truly eco-luxe bathroom, think bigger than saving water and improve your overall carbon footprint by installing solar to power your lights and hot water. 

Think outside the box (bathroom)

If you’re not ready to take the plunge and give your bathroom a fully sustainable makeover that could save you money in years to come, you can make smaller changes like getting the best energy plan for your needs.

As always, make sure your bathroom design is going to work for the long haul - choose fixtures and fittings that are timeless and you’ll still love in 20 years from now.


More about the author

Scotty is Origin’s Brand Content Lead, having worked in social media for many large Australian companies. Outside of work, Scotty is passionate about interior design and sustainable living, on the weekend you can find him (and his dog Lulu) grabbing some smashed avo at a local café.

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