9 Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen and Bath

Cheap, Quick and Easy

Kitchen & Bath Month is coming to a close, and hopefully you're inspired to make some changes and try new ways to green your bath and kitchen. But, it's easy to feel a little intimidated, so we’ve found rounded up the 9 easiest, quickest and least expensive ways to upgrade. No more excuses – check out the list after the jump!

1. Responsibly dispose of all toxic cleaners – if you don’t know where a local drop-off is visit Earth911’s website to find recycling center nearby.

2. Make your own household cleaners, or try one of our favorite non-toxic brands.

3. Make your own bath products, or try one of our favorites blogged about here, here and here.

4. While you’re at it, don’t forget to use less, but use every last drop.

5. Replace all virgin paper products with recycled content, or better yet, eliminate paper products all together and switch to reusable cloth towels, napkins and even handkerchiefs.

6. Switch out your standard showerhead with a low-flow fixture.

7. Add a faucet aerator or tap saver to your bath and kitchen faucets to reduce water usage.

8. Wash your shower curtain to extend its life, but once it needs to be replaced try a PVC-free type. While you’re at it, try to repurpose your old curtain before you trash it.

9. Finally, add a plant to the room to freshen the air and beautify the space.

Have you done these upgrades yet? Any cheap, easy and inexpensive changes to add to the list?