Better Renovations: Downstairs Bathroom, Before

Here's the downstairs bathroom, which is just off the kitchen. The walls are basically amazing. Hardware, as well as the bath, shower, and floor, could certainly stand to be updated (compost toilets!) - but for now we'll handle the basics:
  • Energy efficient bulbs have already been swapped into all sockets
  • We need covers or new fixtures for the bulbs on either side of the sink
  • Matching curtains for window next to toilet and window next to washer/dryer
  • Installing shutters to close off towel/bedsheet storage
  • H20 conservation for toilet?
  • Is rain collection a viable water source for showers? What other green methods can be utilized to conserve/reuse water?
  • Shampoo/conditioner/bodywash pump in bath/shower stall to prevent clutter

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Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.