Bathrooms can be a source of further damages to our environment. The most obvious reason is excessive water consumption. However, things like water heaters, mirrors and light sources can also add harm to our environment. Although these items make our bathroom experience more comfortable, it will be better if we turn to more sustainable products.
To make solutions for these problems, design and technology has been able to go hand in hand to provide us with options that are friendlier to the environment.
Take a look at 10 good finds to make your bathroom a more eco-friendly space.
House of Marley No Bounds Sport Outdoor Speaker
Music makes a bath experience even better. This waterproof and dustproof speaker uses durable, sustainable materials such as Rewind Fabric, Regrind Silicone, Regrind Cork and Recyclable Aluminum. Not only is it waterproof; it’s also buoyant so you won’t even have to worry about dropping it in the bathtub.
The speaker also has a built in microphone and auxiliary input so you can use it with other devices. It is Bluetooth enabled so you won’t have to bring your phone with you in the bathroom. You can even pair it with another speaker so you can double up the sound quality.
Amphiro Shower Meter
Even though it’s a good way to relax your mind and body, showers are one of the major culprits when it comes to water wastage. The Amphiro Shower Meter displays energy and water consumption when attached to a showerhead. This makes you more aware of how much water you use so you’re more motivated to manage your consumption. The device easily attaches to most showerheads. It harnesses energy from the water flow so no batteries are required to keep the device working.
WaterHawk Smart Showerhead
If you are willing to change your showerhead for a cooler and more sustainable shower experience, then the WaterHawk Smart Showerhead is a good choice. It has a real-time water usage data display so you can manage your water consumption better. It has a cool LED feature that indicates water temperature through color so you’ll find out right away if the water is warm enough to use. It is also battery-free and makes use of power produced from the water flow.
Moen TS3302TB U Shower Smart Home
Another interesting product to make your showers more eco-friendly is the shower controller from Moen. The device can be voice activated when paired with Alexa. It lets you set your shower temperature for a more efficient energy use. It also has a shower timer so you can be aware if you’re consuming more water by taking longer showers. The Moen Shower controller is part of the Moen U Shower Smart Home System.
Grohe Sense Smart Water Sensor
One of the causes of water wastage is pipe leaks. The Grohe Sense Smart Water Sensor lets you monitor your water pipes even when you’re away. The gadget connects to WiFi and sends you leaks and emergency alerts once it detects unusual humidity and temperature around your water source. It is able to warn you before a flood or pipe frost causes damages to your home.
EcoSmart ECO 27 Electric Tankless Water Heater
Controlling your water heating temperature can save you up to 50% of your heater’s energy consumption. The compact tankless water heater allows you to have a continuous supply of hot water without taking up space in your home. You can adjust the water temperature in increments of 1 degree Fahrenheit. You can easily tell from the display the exact temperature the water is set in.
Philips Hue White Ambiance LED Smart Retrofit
There is a reason why a lot of people take selfies in the bathroom. It’s because the lighting is always better! Set up your bathroom with the Philips Hue White Ambiance LED lights. Control your light settings easily through a phone app by connecting the lights via Bluetooth. Switching up to LED lights is also better for the environment since they use up around 80% less energy than incandescent light bulbs. It also has a longer life span compared to regular incandescent bulbs so less material is thrown out. LED bulbs are also non-toxic and recyclable.
HORV Horizontal/Vertical Anti-Fog LED Wall Makeup Mirror
Another must-have for your bathroom is a nicely lighted mirror. Turn on the white light by clicking the touch switch once and double-tap for a warm light setting. The switch instantly takes out the mist on the mirror surface as well. What makes this mirror eco-friendly is that copper-free which means the mirror production was either low-lead or lead-free. It is also corrosion-resistant. The company also states that it uses responsibly-sourced, eco-friendly cardboard and wooden frames for safe transport.
Luxe Bidet Neo 120
The manufacturing of toilet paper releases toxic chemical to our water system. It is also a single use paper product so it actually entails a wasteful carbon footprint in its production and distribution. Cut down on your toilet paper consumption with Luxe Bidet Neo 120. It easily attached to almost any standard toilet design. It’s built with a Hygienic Nozzle Guard Gate that retracts the nozzle after use to keep the nozzle sanitary when not in use. The nozzle is also self-cleaning. Activate the feature by turning the dial mode to the right.
Toto Neorest NX 1
The Reddot Design awardee uses less water through its innovative 1G DYNAMAX TORNADO FLUSH system. You get to save up to 45% on water consumption per day. It also makes use of EWATER+ technology which uses Electrolyzed Water to keep the toilet cleaner for longer so you can save on water and cleaning supplies. The integrated bidet also lessens the need for toilet paper.
The ultra-high-tech toilet features auto-flush technology for hands free flushing. The lid is also automated to open and close with a click of a button. The toilet also emits a soft light to assist you during evening toilet breaks. You can access all its features with an easy-to-understand controller.
Living more sustainably and adopting a more eco-friendly lifestyle is getting more and more well-deserved attention. Whether you focus on making your bathroom, bedroom or home in general more eco-friendly doesn’t matter, just starting is the important thing.