Save Water and Energy with these Bathroom Shower Ideas

As COP26 wraps up on bringing world leaders together to accelerate climate action, we’re seeing conversations begin to happen surrounding water. In your home it’s time to greenify your space and do more than just buying a low flow showerhead. We pride ourselves on being expert matter leaders that will help guide you to what’s actually trendy, and green for the environment and your budget. Today we’re diving deep into all things eco-friendly bathrooms.

What Makes An Eco Friendly Bathroom

Over the years you may have focused quite a bit on creating more eco friendly bathroom habits like, turning the tap off while brushing your teeth, getting eco friendly bathroom products or reducing your shower time. All of this is great and one side of the eco-friendly bathroom coin. The other side is making small changes to make your bathroom fixtures and systems more eco friendly. Maybe you’ve bought that low flow shower head and thought your eco sanctuary was nearly complete? But we assure you that there is more work to be done. Here are some simple ways you can make your home more eco friendly.

Fixtures for A Water Saving Eco Friendly Bathroom

There are a lot of trends when it comes to bathroom fixtures. Over the years we have seen things from touchless faucets and toilets, changing light bulbs to be more energy efficient and our least favourite option, low-flow shower heads. Don’t get us wrong, all of these are good (except low flow shower head options). Low flow options create a temporary solution, while asking the user to compromise on experience, flow rate and water pressure. Call us optimistic, but we believe you can have it all.

Why You Need to Invest in an Eco Friendly Bathroom

Not only is there instant bathroom renovation cost saving benefits, there is also the added bonus of being able to track your environmental impact in real time. Trends come and go but circular technology is here to stay. In a recent survey of remodelers conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), more than one-quarter of respondents saw a growing demand for green remodelling. And since bath remodels are consistently among the top four remodelling jobs (along with kitchens, room additions and roofing projects), that translates into more green bathrooms today than ever. ‘Americans spend over $230 billion on home remodelling, with energy-efficient and sustainable products representing an increasing share of the market,’ says Mike Nagel, chair of the NAHB Remodelers Council.

Lower Your Environmental Impact

If COP26 has taught us anything it's that climate finance is based a lot from advocacy of the people. The world changes every-time we switch to a plastic free option, reduce the amount of toilet paper we use or trade our plastic waste toothbrushes for bamboo toothbrush alternatives. These little steps signal that there is a need for innovators that will create products like eco shower head water saving options, and that this is what you want for our future. There has been innovation in the green energy sector that is making strides for fossil fuels to be a resource of the past. In the bathroom space, water is the biggest area to mitigate as traditionally we've allowed water to graze the skin momentarily before going down the drain. This is very resource intensive and very wasteful, when there are far better solutions available

Do More Than Just a Low Flow Showerhead

Some shower heads operate using 1.6 gpm of water and sure they are a low low price of 4 Starbucks lattes but while the water is flowing it is asking you to compromise on far more than just pressure. As a woman, I would rather use dry shampoo than try to spend more time and effort getting soap suds out of my hair.

Although low flow showerhead options might be a way to dip your toes into the eco-friendly pool, it's important to look past trends and focus on what fixtures will set you up for long term success. This means looking into systems with a return on investment, with low maintenance that will do the heavy lifting for you.

Add RainStick to Your Bathroom

Apart from the items we use in the bathroom space, the fixtures we invest in allow us to also enrich our experiences and make our bathroom oasis'. RainStick has reinvented the way homeowners define an eco-friendly bathroom. With the ability to reduce your environmental impact while also saving you water, energy and money.

RainStick water goes through a 3-stage process that removes larger hair and debris, and even addresses bacteria and viruses. With a 3 GPM Flow rate and up to 80% water and up to 80% energy savings, we’re setting a new standard.