THINK ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT: SUSTAINABILITY IN THE BATHROOM.
Prettier, more luxurious, more spacious and more comfortable. Current trends. Unfortunately, ecology is often set aside. So chic, green, sustainable? We'll show you how to preserve a healthy bathroom environment without sacrificing comfort.
Anyone who is building a new one has it in their hands to plan their bathroom in the right size. Between an expansive wellness landscape and a cozy family pool, there are a variety of solutions that should not least be considered from an ecological point of view. Sustainable thinking also pays off when it comes to materials: as far as possible, recyclable materials should be used in green bathrooms. Natural stone or ceramic tiles and wood, as long as it comes from local cultivation, are at the top of the list. But lime or clay plaster on the walls is also a good choice.
Those who rely on fashion trends will probably want to redesign their wellness oasis in a few years in order to remain up-to-date. It's trendy - but not particularly sustainable. On the other hand, if you choose a timeless design, you protect the environment and your wallet. Even those who focus on the quality act in an environmentally friendly manner. High-quality furniture may be more expensive to buy, but it has proven to be a reliable companion for much longer.
Wood, ceramics, metal, and glass - they are all recyclable and can be repaired if necessary. And are – exactly – sustainable. A shower screen made of glass is not only much more stylish but also much more environmentally friendly than a shower curtain made of plastic. With appropriate surface treatment, furniture made of wood has no problems with the damp room climate. A ceramic washbasin and a steel-enamel bathtub are not only tasteful and durable but also made from recyclable - and sustainable - materials.
Anyone who loves nature uses its resources responsibly. Water is precious and saving water is easy. If you press the flush stop button on the toilet, far less drinking water will rush into the sewage system. Clever shower fittings limit the flow and add air - so the gush of water still feels lavish. Incidentally, the same principle also works for washbasin fittings. If you want to enjoy pure wellness and save water, you can enjoy a lot of bathing pleasure in the ergonomically shaped tub with less water. There are more tips on how to use the precious water sparingly here. Not only the quantity but also the temperature can be changed sustainably: heating energy is necessary to bring the shower water to a cozy temperature. Solar collectors use free solar energy for this. And clever thermostats then quickly deliver the desired temperature.
Water, heat ... - what remains is the light. LED lamps stand for sustainability. While energy-saving lamps contain mercury and cannot have such a long service life, modern LEDs are economical and durable.
Plastic waste is a huge problem for the environment. In the bathroom, however, it can be kept quite small. Anyone who buys shower gel, shampoo and liquid soap in large refill packs not only saves money and waste but can also use stylish dispensers. By the way, the good old bar of soap is even more sustainable than the liquid version - which can be placed on a soap dish made of wood or stone in an environmentally friendly way.
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