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How to Create an Eco Bathroom

As environmental concerns grow yearly, many of us are increasingly aware of our carbon footprint and potential to be more eco-friendly.

The good news is that there are more options than ever to make your home more environmentally friendly. But how do you create an eco bathroom? Let’s take a look!

Opt for Low VOC Paint

Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are carbon-based compounds that can harm health and contribute to climate change. As a result, it’s a win-win.

Low VOC paint is on the rise. Simply look for low-VOC paint online or in-store at your chosen store(s).

Install Underfloor Heating

Consider this for the entirety of your property. Underfloor heating is a great way of reducing your energy bills and lowering your home’s carbon footprint and, as a result, making your bathroom more eco-friendly.

Underfloor heating is a great match for a heat pump. However, you may also want underfloor heating fitted regardless, even if you stick with a boiler. Also, it’s possible to have underfloor heating upstairs only.

Consider a Steel Bathtub

Consider considering having a steel bathtub installed. Why? For one, constructing acrylic bathtubs requires burning fossil fuels, while steel bathtubs are generally better for the environment. Further, steel baths are completely recyclable.

Recycled Tiles

It’s also possible to find tiles that are made of recycled materials as a means of creating a more eco-friendly bathroom. There is a range of recycled tiles on the market, and you’ll likely be able to find ones that suit your preferences.

Other Ways of Creating an Eco Bathroom

Beyond the steps discussed above, here are other ways to create an eco bathroom:

  • Consider opting for a shower screen instead of a shower curtain
  • Replace your toilet with a low-flow toilet
  • Don’t leave the tap running unnecessarily (e.g., when in the middle of brushing your teeth)
  • Use environmentally friendly cleaning products
  • Cut down on your showering time if feasible
  • Shower rather than bathe where feasible
  • Look into adding suitable water-saving aerators to faucets
  • Swap out your light bulbs for energy-efficient LED lightbulbs if you don’t already have them installed
  • If having your bathroom renovated or tiled, try to have eco-friendly and non-toxic materials used

Cost of a New Bathroom

On average, a new bathroom costs about £4,000. This includes labour and supply costs. A new bathroom will take 6 to 8 days for professionals to build. Of course, prices can differ significantly depending on the size and type of new bathroom you’re looking for.

When seeking a professional or company to build a new bathroom, it’s worth securing a quote from 3+ options. This way, you can compare their pricing, experience levels, and online reviews/ratings (if available) before making an informed decision.

Heather Jones
Heather Jones
Hello! I'm Heather Jones, a dedicated writer and expert in the fields of DIY projects, home improvement, and emergency preparedness. With over 15 years of hands-on experience, I'm committed to sharing practical tips and tricks to help you make the most out of your home and life.


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