Highly Efficient Fixtures Save You Money
If you are remodeling your bathroom, consider changing all your fixtures to high efficiency ones. Your sink faucet, your lights, and your toilet can all be replaced with ones that can save you money. You can buy faucets that optimize the flow of water, LED bulbs will last you longer than ordinary bulbs, and toilets that use less water to flush. You might think that the finding efficient toilets is unnecessary, but you may not know that about 60 years ago, the average toilet took 7 gallons to flush. That number has decreased steadily since then, and today, a modern toilet takes about 1.6 gallons to flush. The most efficient toilets can flush using about 1.28 gallons.
Many people use pressurized toilets to save water as well. These toilets have two tanks, an inner and an outer one. When water comes through the water line into the inner tank, which is completely sealed, the tank’s air gets compressed. The water is then forced out using this compressed air, rather than gravity. This toilet is usually found in commercial settings like restaurants. In one restaurant in Taiwan, they take their love of different toilets to the extreme. The eatery is actually called Modern Toilet, and guests sit on unusable toilets are served hors d’oeuvres, meals and drink on mini toilets, urinals and bathtubs. It might seem extreme, but some people are passionate about their toilets. The stark opposite would be the 2.5 billion people in the word who do not have sanitary toilets or bathrooms to use. Half of these individuals have to defecate outdoors, and the remainder use pit latrines.
A toilet, sink or bathtub that is highly efficient not only saves you money, but it also gives you a level of sanitation many people in the world are not afforded. If you are older and you need extra room or assistance to move around the bathroom, there are fixtures that also promote bathroom safety for seniors. You can install ergonomic soaking tubs that are deep and open low to the ground, allowing you to soak fully in the tub and get in and out easily. A wider toilet close to a railing, and raised sinks can also help with bathroom safety for seniors. By finding highly efficient fixtures that are larger and senior-friendly (if needed), you could have a bathroom remodel that is both cost-effective and comfortable.