Energy Efficient Bathroom Choices 2016

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Saturday, April 02, 2016)

home spa dayYour bathroom renovation can be about more than aesthetics and convenience. Thankfully, we can make energy efficient choices, which benefit both the environment and your budget. From the shower head to the window glass, there are many purchases you’ll make that impact the energy efficiency of the room. Understanding your options is an important first step in making environmentally savvy choices for your bathroom upgrade.

Time For A Spa Day

Modern shower areas are becoming mini-spas, complete with glass doors, natural stone floors, body jets, benches, and more. Some homeowners even opt for steam showers or a separate steam room. As you create your own space for a luxurious shower experience, you will find that a plethora of shower spray options await your consideration.

From shower heads with speakers to multiple body sprays to aromatherapy kits, manufacturers are creating products that turn a routine shower into a rejuvenating experience. Among the many features you consider when browsing shower spray options, you will find water saving capabilities. Selecting a water saving shower head is a great way  to make your restroom more energy efficient.


The Big White Throne

Water saving is taking the market by storm. Typically, less water sits in the bowl and less water is used for the flush when you choose a water saving commode. Also, instead of a one size fits all approach to the flush, they offer separate flush options for “number one” and “number two.” Utilizing a water saving potty is just one more way to lower your utility bill and reduce your household’s water consumption.


energy efficient toiletMirror Mirror  on the Wall


While it does not make the room itself more energy efficient, another environmentally friendly bathroom choice involves the type of vanity  you select. What’s great about this is that it fits in perfectly with modern decorating trends that favor vintage pieces, eclectic rooms, and re-purposed lumber.


   Options here include –


     •    Re-purposing an old cabinet and turning it into a vanity.
     •    Ordering a vanity made from barn wood or other reclaimed lumber.
     •    Buying an old vanity at an auction and refurbishing it with new finish and cabinet glass.




If your bathroom has a window, this opens up many possibilities for increased energy efficiency. If the window is drafty, ugly, painted shut, or plagued with other ills, you’ll want a vinyl replacement window. Today’s high performance windows feature improved insulating capabilities and upgrades like Low-E coatings, argon or krypton gas between panes, as well as double or even triple pane glass.

For high quality replacement glass or windows, as well as the other glass needed to complete your bathroom project, call ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc. at 703-257-7150. We offer great lines of shower doors, vanity mirrors, glass back splashes, energy efficient windows, and more!



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