When you think about the term sustainable home renovations you might think that means spending more money. For some green renovations, like bathroom renovations, the remodel can have long-term cost savings.
Green bathroom renovations are one of the most popular types of renovations in Canada. Improving energy and water efficiency, while renovating with sustainable materials, is more affordable than you think. O’Brien Contracting Ltd. serves the Fraser Valley. They share more:
Long-term energy savings = long term cost savings
Your family uses a lot of water in the bathroom. In fact, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation shares that bathrooms account for about 75% of the water used in the average home. That is a lot of money spent on a utility that literally goes down the drain.
Bathroom renovation companies in the Fraser Valley can help you bring that percentage way down. You can install low-flow, efficient faucets, and fixtures. That includes low-flow faucets, showerheads, and toilets. You won’t have to sacrifice water pressure either, just reap the benefits of cost savings in the long-term.
Sustainable products are cost-effective
Products that were harvested ethically and sustainably can be more affordable than other renovation materials. For example, recycled countertops and tiles, natural products like wood and stone, and locally sourced products do not have to come with a higher price tag. The designers at O’Brien Contracting can show you some examples of sustainable products that will match your vision for your dream bathroom renovation.
Wise choices can save money down the road
There are less-fun elements of a bathroom renovation that have nothing to do with aesthetics but can still help reduce utility bills. Low-energy exhaust fans, energy efficient ENERGY STAR windows, proper pipe insulation, and efficient lighting are some examples. Not only will these additions help you save energy and money, but they can also prevent costly repairs in the future.
For example, a high quality, efficient exhaust fan will ensure your bathroom is properly ventilated to the outside. Otherwise, you might get a build-up of condensation and moisture that can result in mould or mildew. Not only is this hazardous to your health, but it can also be costly to remove and repair.
Hiring the right general contractor
If you’re interested in sustainable renovations, or even building a Net Zero home, choosing the right general contractor is a critical first step. O’Brien Contracting envisions a more sustainable future. They are commited to better building practices that focus on creating efficiency in the home. They can show you cost-effect ways to achieve sustainability and energy efficiency with your major home renovation.
For an environmentally-friendly bathroom renovation, contact O’Brien Contracting Ltd. today!