Smaller homes equal better quality of living these days. Many homeowners are downsizing the space they occupy, but are upgrading and customizing that space to make it better fit their lifestyle.

Most homeowners today prefer an energy-efficient home with lower utility bills, rather than a cheaper home without energy- and water-efficient features, according to a recent National Association of Home Builders’ survey. One way to refresh your home and make it sustainable is to upgrade your bathroom fixtures.


Comfort is still key in these down-sized but upgraded bathrooms. And it can’t get much better than a lavish shower. TOTO’s Aimes Ceiling-Mount Showerhead with LED Lighting gives you this luxurious shower experience with water gently cascading down on you from the ceiling. But since the LED light doesn’t require any electricity or batteries, you can enjoy the experience even more. Kinetic energy created by the moving water powers the candlelight-toned light, keeping the brightness gentle on your eyes and flattering to your skin.

But don’t stop with just electrical savings in your bathroom. If you haven’t replaced your toilet in several years, there’s a very good chance that it uses way more water per flush than needed. On average, toilets account for about 27 percent of a home’s indoor water usage, making them the biggest water hogs.

High-efficiency toilets can help your family significantly reduce your water consumption. TOTO’s Carlyle II One-Piece High-Efficiency Toilet uses only 1.28 gallons of water per flush — and it’s high performance, which means you only need to flush once to completely remove waste from the bowl. With an attractive design, this is a great upgrade to your home, both in water efficiency and aesthetics.


Quality is very important to homeowners these days, and developing a beautiful, energy-efficient bathroom — especially in today’s downsized and upgraded spaces — is a growing trend among homeowners that’s helping them improve their quality of life.