Green Renovation for Bathrooms

Remodeling a bathroom incorporates many different facets of a home: insulation, plumbing and finishes, just to name a few. In the following sections, we'll outline ways to control bathroom moisture that will result in improved comfort, better air quality, and lower utility bills. Tips on other important bathroom remodeling issues, including low-impact construction and water-and electricity-saving strategies will also be reviewed.

As you begin your remodeling project, green thinking should pervade your entire design and construction process. Remodeled bathrooms that improve energy efficiency, reduce indoor pollution and makes use of recycled of materials can provide you with a return on that investment every month you live there.

Note: See Chapter 6, The Kitchen in the book Green Remodeling for more details. You can read more about Green Remodeling in "Green Remodeling - Changing the World One Room at a Time". An comprehensive review of green remodeling, including:

  • checklists
  • personal stories
  • expert insights

Want more hands on experience and education? You can also contact us for training.

How to Get Started with your Green Bathroom Remodel

4-steps to get you started in the right direction.

1. Ask the Right Questions

We find that the most successful remodelers take the time before they begin the project to get in writing what they want to get out of their kitchen. We've collected a list of important question you should consider before getting started. You might even want each member of the house to answers the questions and gather later to discuss.

View the right questions to ask for a green bathroom remodel.

2. Set Goals

Once you have answered some of the key questions for your remodel. Draft a one-to-two page summary of your goals for your new kitchen.

View a list of goals for a green bathroom.

3. Find a professional

We have a list of professionals

4. Review Our Green Bathroom Remodel Best Practices