Home Renovating for the Sake of the Future
The world has become a different place for home renovating, even from just a few short years ago.
With the changes in weather patterns and the intense droughts stretching across Western Canada, Abbotsford home renovating designs will need to include ideas that are not necessarily new but have now become more important than ever.
One main consideration when home renovating is plumbing designed for water conservation. It involves the two most common areas of home renovation projects:
Cutting Down on Toilet Water Usage
In an average household, we flush 30% of our water down the toilet. To cut down on water usage here in Abbotsford British Columbia, the government mandated that newly installed toilets could not exceed 4.8 litres for a single flush.
This guideline, however, is not universal, so not all toilets on the market conserve water or save you money. It will take some investigation to find the one best for you when home renovating, but it will be worth it in the end.
Cutting Down on Shower Water Usage
The same is true for shower heads. They are the next biggest use of water in the bathroom (17%). Some shower heads are still rated with flow rates that come nowhere near modern conservation standards. That means besides being not planet-friendly, they will increase your water costs over time.
Cutting Down on Faucet Water Usage
Bathroom and kitchen faucets (16%) rank right up there with shower heads. All that water simply goes down the drain. If that’s not scary enough, it is estimated that wasteful leaks account for 13% of the water consumed in an average household.
Again, using fixtures with the latest tech when home renovating can help shore up your home’s water footprint and save you money in the long run.
Water Costs Are Rising
Water is fast becoming a scarce commodity, which means the cost of getting it into your house will eventually go up. In our newly changed world, it becomes very important when home renovating to be proactive toward the future.
Finding the best fixtures to improve the efficiency of your home and reduce your costs―while at the same time making your home more ecologically friendly―will take a bit of research.
Get In Touch with Coleridge Construction
If you’re thinking about home renovating, give us a call at 604.302.6312.
Our Coleridge Construction team are renovation experts. We’ve got perfect recommendations for ways to renovate your living spaces that will:
- Benefit your home,
- Increase your comfort,
- And make your house more efficient with the diminishing resources we all depend on.
To learn more or for help with home renovating, call us at 604.302.6312