Bath Inspiration

The Top 10 Bathroom Trends Given a Green Makeover

Did you know bathrooms are by far the main source of water use in the home, accounting for nearly 75% of total consumption? Clearly, it’s a vital space for incorporating sustainable design. Beyond reducing water use, consider all of the other ways you can go green in the bathroom: install an energy-efficient exhaust fan, choose a reclaimed wood vanity (or adapt an old dresser), install a greywater system that waters your garden with your shower water – the list goes on and on!

Why Your Copper Sink May Outlive You—and Your Grandchildren

The most astounding thing about copper? It’s essentially ageless. In some cases, you can scarcely tell old copper from new copper. So, while stone sinks from the 18th and 19th centuries most certainly show their age, even the oldest of copper sinks are Benjamin Button-like in appearance. And it gets better: In addition to not aging, copper actually grows better with age and the more it is used the faster it will re-patina.

Before & After: Eco-Friendly Bathroom with a Zen Aesthetic

EcoArtisan Builders, based in San Diego, California, renovated this 1920’s bathroom in Point Loma giving it a calm, Zen aesthetic at the homeowner’s request. What made it more eco-friendly? They repurposed and reused materials wherever possible to reduce the resources necessary to complete the project. They also opted for sustainable bamboo products when needed.

Before & After: A Budget-Friendly Bathroom Eco-Makeover

This Before and After of the Gingold family’s bathroom proves that eco-makeovers need not break the bank! Kahi Lee of SPACEStv provides excellent improvements in the room’s efficiency and aesthetic appeal. Green Done Right, produced by SPACEStv, is a web...

A Modern Bathroom with Concrete Fixtures

What makes this bathroom eco-friendly? The sink, vanity, and shower are made of 50% recycled coal fly ash and 50% concrete with red pigment. Concerned about the safety of using recycled coal fly ash? According to the NRDC, there’s no need. They say, “The key to the...

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