There are many reasons why a homeowner will opt for bathroom renovation in Toronto. It is possible that the homeowner has plans of putting up the home for sale and may want to increase the resale value of the property. However, there are also homeowners who only want to add some functionality or make the bathroom energy efficient. No matter how simple the project is, it is better to hire a knowledgeable bathroom renovation Toronto expert in order to ensure that your goals are met and all concerns are efficiently addressed.
The importance of water conservation for your bathroom
The bathroom is among the top water consumers in the home. Gallons of water are consumed by toilets, faucets, showers and baths; sometimes even more if the children leave the taps running. Energy saving tips suggest taking a shower instead of a bath to save on water and electricity, but it is very tempting to take a long soak after a particularly stressful day.
A major trend sweeping bathroom renovation in Toronto is the replacement of old shower heads with energy efficient models whose flow rates do not exceed more than 2.5 gallons per minute at 80 psi. If the showerhead was installed before 1992, it is recommended to have it replaced because the flow rate is usually 5 gallons per minute. You can choose either the aerating showerhead or laminar flow showerhead to reduce your water consumption. The aerating showerhead mixes air with water to create a misty spray while the laminar flow showerhead releases individual streams of water.
Bathroom renovation can also upgrade the 1.6 gallon per flush toilet with an energy efficient model that reduces water consumption by 20% without compromising performance and efficiency. By replacing old and inefficient toilets, wasted water is reduced and the family saves at least 13,000 gallons per year. The conserved water equates in big savings on your bill. Leaking taps are also a major source of wasted water. Before planning on the design and color of the bathroom, replace all those leaking taps to increase water savings.