We blogged recently about design features suggested for an aging in place bathroom. Such features make it easier for anyone in the home to maneuver comfortably and safely despite their age, height or physical condition.
Features that make for a green, eco-friendly or sustainable bathroom are a bit different, though. If going green with your remodel or renovation is a priority, you’ll want to pay special attention to elements that will help you to save water, energy and money. One of the easiest ways to accomplish all three in the bathroom is with a dual flush toilet.
So what exactly is a dual flush toilet? Is it something that you should consider for your bathroom remodel?
A dual flush toilet gives the user two flushing options with the ultimate goal of conserving water. We live in a country with aging water infrastructures, which makes this type of toilet ideal as it uses less water than traditional commodes that most homes currently have. In fact, older toilets use anywhere from 3.5 to about 7 gallons per flush (GPF). Dual-flush toilets can save upwards of 15,000 gallons of water per year, because they have two buttons – one for a light flush at 0.9 Gallons and the other for a heavy flush at 1.6 gallons.
Some counties in Metro Atlanta are already mandating the use of low flow toilets and will not even allow you to sell your home without first making this change. Therefore, if you plan to remodel your bathroom in the near future, a dual flush toilet can offer a modern upgrade while meeting necessary environmental requirements. Depending on which county you live in, you may even qualify for a rebate by opting for a low flow or dual flush toilet.
At Renewal Design Build, we have incorporated dual flush toilets in several of our Atlanta bathroom remodeling projects. We welcome you to view our extensive portfolio of bathroom renovations to see how a dual flush toilet can complement the overall design.
For more information about energy efficient improvements for your home, please contact us at 404-378-6962.