Remodeling for the Sake of the Future
The world has become a different place. With the changes in weather patterns and the intense droughts stretching across Western Canada, home remodeling designs will need to include ideas that are not necessarily new but have now become more important than ever. One main consideration is water conservation, which involves the two most common areas of home renovation projects: bathrooms and kitchens.
In an average household, we flush 30% of our water down the toilet. To cut down on water usage here in 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, but it will be worth it in the end.
The same is true for showerheads, the next biggest use of water in the bathroom (17%). Some are still rated with flow rates that come nowhere near modern conservation standards, which means besides being not planet-friendly, they will increase your water costs over time. Bathroom and kitchen faucets (16%) rank right up there with showerheads. 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, remodeling using fixtures with the latest tech can help shore up your home’s water footprint and save you money in the long run.
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 for every home remodel 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.
If you're ready to remodel your home, give us a call at Coleridge Construction. We're experts, and 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.