Remodeling a Bathroom with Green in Mind

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You are ready to remodel your bathroom and want to do it as green as possible. More and more home owners are interested in the environment and desire to make their homes more green. There are several things to keep in mind in planning your renovation according to houselogic.

Remodeling a Bathroom with Green in Mind

Think about saving water when remodeling your bathroom with green in mind. The right kind of toilet and shower head may actually save you money. Toilets which use less water may actually save you about 27% on your water consumption.

With water in mind, consider alternative ways to heat your water. Possibly a tankless water heater or a more energy efficient one if the one you currently have is an older model. You may also consider insulating your water heater and setting your water heater to 120°.

Secondly, consider the types of material you use for flooring. Using recycled materials or ceramic are great possibilities to help your bathroom remodel more green. It is also important to try to recycle the materials you remove. Some must be trashed, but many things may be able to be given to a reuzit store like Habit for Humanity.

You may also consider the venting fan. There are options so less heat may be lost through the venting fan.

When considering ways to remodel your bathroom keeping it as green as possible, remember you will not get a return of your investment when you sell. You will most likely receive a partial return, but not entirely.

Need to talk to a real estate about the best ways to manage your bathroom remodel, please give me a call.




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John Wingate
EXIT Shore Realty - Salisbury, MD
Salisbury MD Real Estate, 302.339.5185, Salisbury, MD Homes

Sounds like a beautiful makeover for the bathroom!

Dec 04, 2011 11:30 AM #1
Peter Pfann @ Fair Realty Victoria, BC, Canada. Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986.
Fair Realty, Victoria BC - Victoria, BC
Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490

Hi Cal,

Bathroom reno's can so easily go overboard both on cost and waste, reviewing all options will often offer opportunities to save on the build and consumption

Dec 04, 2011 01:24 PM #2
Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

John, I know I have great satisfaction when seeing a make over. Getting a bathroom over the top is definitely so much fun. In the end when it is beautiful, I say, "Wow, that was definitely worth it."

Peter and Linda, so true. After having fixed up numerous properties, I have come to realize that I need to double what I anticipate on spending because remodels always encounter unexpected stuff. Using wise planning and getting multiple bids definitely helps. Have a great week my friends.


Dec 04, 2011 01:29 PM #3
Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

You are certainly the kind of realtor that most investors would LOVE to deal with. One that understands!!

Dec 04, 2011 02:29 PM #4
Vince Chinell
VICO Home Inspection - Branson, MO

Cal,  From my view point, as a home inspector, you gave out some great information with your post. Going green is the way of the future! If only more people fixed things right the first time, my job would be so much easier.

Dec 04, 2011 03:18 PM #5
Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Lot of great green ideas for those contemplating to upgrade their bathrooms....Thanks for sharing with us in AR land.

Dec 04, 2011 05:46 PM #6
Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Joni, you are certainly very kind. I hope potential clients read your words. :)

Vince, as an investor myself, I wonder why investors cut corners. In the long run it does not make much sense to me.

You are welcome Ronald. Thanks so much for stopping by.


Dec 04, 2011 06:09 PM #7
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Cal, firstly I thought this post was intended for sellers who may want to get extra 'green' bucks from this - but well, it is for real 'green'. Great ideas in your post - thanks for sharing.

Dec 04, 2011 06:11 PM #8
Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team


The info is useful and some can be used in any room of the home.

Dec 04, 2011 06:12 PM #9
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Excellent tips on a bathroom remodel and for going green.......well done Cal.

Dec 04, 2011 10:42 PM #10
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Nice post, Cal. California has had stringent water requirements for many years -- low-flow toilets, shower heads, faucets, washers, dishwasher. In some cases there are some good rebates and tax credits for going green.

Dec 08, 2011 07:16 AM #11
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THIS POST has been FEATURED at the Eco-All-Stars Group

Dec 14, 2011 01:40 AM #12
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives


Because of the 2011 TX Drought, Texans also need to think Green. But this way of thinking isn't just for you or me - it's for everyone. Going Green is the Only Way to Go!

Congratulations on being featured on one of my favorites, the Eco-All Stars Group!!!!


Dec 18, 2011 03:54 AM #13
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Cal, all common sense for the bathroom remodel, thanks.

Dec 19, 2011 11:58 PM #14
Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
Royal Pro Real Estate Network - Langley, BC

Cal, you've really provided such great tips to consider in making your home a bit greener when doing a bathroom remodel - thank you and congratulations on the feature in the Eco-all stars group!

May 07, 2012 08:52 AM #15
Ryan & Sheri MacDonald
Re/Max First - Calgary, AB
Calgary Home Team

Hi Cal....Thanks for sharing your "green" bathroom tips. I believe this is the direction for the future for all. Cheers, Ryan

May 07, 2012 04:04 PM #16
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