Water-Wise Bath Remodel on HouseLogic

As you may know, in recent years, I bought an old, existing home originally built in 1958.  It’s nothing fancy and not all that updated in the main areas, such as the bathrooms and kitchen, so I’ve been working on modernizing things little by little.  One bathroom was so run down that we shut the door and didn’t use it after purchase.

But all this changed recently when HouseLogic, a resource by the National Association of Realtors, agreed to partner with me and Jetson Green to renovate a bathroom.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be blogging about his water-saving bathroom remodel on HouseLogic, which is sponsoring the project. Drop by and comment on the first post to be entered to win a $100 gift card.

So you know, my goal isn’t to tear everything down.  I’ll maintain the original tile and tub but the bathroom will be more energy and water-efficient — and it will look completely different.  You can catch the entire process in a four-part blog series at HouseLogic.  I’ll publish a reminder article here every week to let you know as updates hit the site at HouseLogic.

[+] Article 1: Water-Wise Bathroom Redo on HouseLogic.
[+] Article 2: Water-Wise Bath with a Tight Footprint
[+] Article 3: Water-Wise Bath with Install Tips (new $100 contest)

Disclosure: this water-saving bath remodel has been paid for in part by HouseLogic; however, all opinions are my own and all products have been selected on my own. 


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  • MrSteve007

    I was recently surprised with my most recent water bill. My total monthly consumption came out to be 0 CCF – aka. I used less than 748 gallons over 30 days, which is an amount too small for the utility to measure. 

    My typical water bill is usually between 1 and 2 CCF a month. Now I’m not a dirty hippy or anything; skipping out on showers or clothes washing – I just worked over the past couple years on replacing all my water fixtures and appliances. 0.5 GPM faucet aerators, 1.5 GPM showerhead, 1.28 GPF toilet, and installing best-of-class clothes washer and dish washer.

    I figure my home’s daily, average consumption works out to be:

    6 mins in the shower = 9 gallons
    4 mins faucet use for brushing and shaving = 2 gallons
    4 flushes a day = 5 gallons
    3 large loads of laundry a week = 4.25 gallons (averaged a day)
    1 dish load a week = 0.33 gallons (average a day)

    Take those daily rates, times 31 for days in the month, and the monthly water use works out to be 627 gallons – which still allows for another 100 gallons for drinking, cooking, extra showers, etc and still not using enough water to spin the utility meter once. That’s about 1/4th the typical US household, per-person, consumption.

    • http://www.jetsongreen.com Preston

      Wow, this is pretty impressive!  Thanks for sharing. 

      I’m sorry to say my bathroom renovation will save a lot of water but I next need to deal with irrigation and dish washing to make a significant dent in the total amount of water used.

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