Most people are thinking about food, shopping, and discounts this time of year. But, if you are planning a bathroom or kitchen remodel at any time next year, this is a great time to purchase your appliances and fixtures.
Any time you can purchase items at a great price it is something to be thankful for. But, if those items will also save you money throughout the year as you use them, then it’s even better! There are many opportunities for saving money through water conservation throughout your home and if you are planning to upgrade your bathroom or kitchen any time soon, you should make water conservation a top priority for your new systems.
Here are just a few ideas for upgrades that you could make to improve water efficiency, and that you can get at a great price this shopping season:
- Low-flow faucets and showerheads. This is especially important if you have small children who tend to leave the water running when they are brushing their teeth or, take too long of a shower. Low-flow fixtures have been around for a while and they come in a variety of looks. They don’t have to be clunky or unattractive, instead they are very sleek and elegant and will immediately add style and efficiency to your bathroom.
- The dishwasher is an essential appliance in the kitchen. This single appliance can cut meal clean-up time in half and save a lot of water. Washing dishes by hand wastes more water than pretty much anything else in your home. Newer dishwasher models are designed to wash dishes effectively with as little water as possible. And, many stores are offering these appliances at a discount.
- Each time your toilet is flushed it uses up to 7 gallons of water. Imagine 7 milk jugs lined up along your countertop and that is how much water is used when your toilet flushes. If your toilet is used for flushing dental floss or q-tips, the amount of water wasted could add up quick. Consider installing a newer toilet that is designed for conserving water.
When making a shopping list this time of year at the top of the list are turkey, toys, and electronics. These items are the most popular and are offered at great prices. But, your local home improvement store has some great deals too that should not be ignored.