The goal of living in a more eco-friendly home is more than just a trend, it's also a great way to save money throughout the year.
The easiest way to do so is to focus on reducing the amount of electricity and water used. However, the home is all about comfort, and so we don't want to make these changes inconvenient or a hassle.
If anything, the goal is to implement these changes in a way that could make our lives even easier.
Using Less Water
For most of us, stepping into the shower is like stepping into another realm. It's easy to lose track of time and end up staying in the shower for way too long. It's also just as easy to forget to set an alarm before turning on the faucet for when to step out.
Waterpebble helps to fix that. It's a small device in which turns itself on automatically and uses a color-coded system to remind you of how long you've been in the shower.
Furthermore, water pressure plays a big role in how much water you use while showering. The greater the water pressure, the less time it will take to rinse off soap. Our bathroom designers will help you find the right faucet in which will match your style, while also improving the water pressure.
Finally, when it comes to saving on water, it should be noted that kitchen sinks are often a hidden culprit. When we're busy cooking and our hands are full or messy, we may let the sink fill up too much or overrun a pot.
In addition to this, many designs make it easy for faucets to drip through the night, as they might not be entirely shut off. Touchless sinks can help to fix these problems, while also offering a sleek modern look.
If you've been wanting to implement modern designs for a more eco-friendly kitchen, but you live in a historic house, don't fret. Our designers will know exactly what to do to blend smart appliances into your home without losing the appeal of a historic foundation.
Using Less Electricity
The biggest drain of electricity in any house is due to lighting. Many of us already use energy-saving bulbs, but there is more we can do to save even more money.
Smart lights, such as those which regulate themselves through motion-sensing technology or timers, can play a big role in cutting off lights when they're not needed.
If you wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, it's easy to forget to turn the light back off. Smart lights can remember for you and could end up saving the average household hundreds.
However, smart lights are not always the right fit for every home. In some cases, simply changing the type of fixture can alter the light in a room entirely. For kitchens, be sure to take a look at our free kitchen planning guide.
You'll find everything you need to know about remodeling a kitchen, along with expert lighting tips. For just a quick look at our lighting suggestions, make sure to read our post on Kitchen Lighting 101.
As for bathrooms, tile color and spacing play as important of a role in the brightness of your bathroom as the fixtures do. If you want to switch to using fewer bulbs, then you should consider speaking with one of our expert designers on how to keep your bathroom bright, if not brighter.
Who We Are
Edesia Kitchen and Bath Studio is an award-winning kitchen and bath designer located in Boston, MA.
Our vast experience in everything revolving kitchen and bath design ensures that we will find the best solution for you, without having to worry about breaking the bank. For a consultation on how we can innovate your home, contact us today.