When it comes to saving water in the bathroom, most homeowners are probably already aware of simple steps such as ensuring that basin taps are not dripping, limiting their time in the shower or only filling the bath up so high.
However, it seems that as good as our intentions may be, many of us are missing a trick when it comes to preserving water if we haven't installed water-saving products and appliances.
"Choosing water-saving products for the bathroom is not only a wise investment in terms of making the property more efficient and reducing the cost of utility bills, it also ensures that you're adhering to the latest building regulations," says Sara Johnston, marketing communications manager at plumbing and plastics technologies company Geberit.
There are a range of water-saving products you can invest in for your bathroom, depending on how much redecorating you want to do in the bathroom and how much you plan to spend.
Reduced capacity baths and low-flush or dual-flush toilets will help you save a significant amount of water and hence will save you money, while water-efficient showerheads and bath taps fitted with aerators are a great way to make a big difference in water usage through a small change.
"While the benefits of water-saving are many, the investment needed in order to purchase and fit such products needn't be huge," Sara points out. "Simply making a few adaptations to the bathroom design will make a real difference to the amount of water a household consumes."
Indeed, not only are water-saving products cheap and easy to install, they are also a great way of saving energy without having to make a big change to your lifestyle, as often homeowners will find they have reduced their water usage without even noticing.
And for those homeowners who are looking to sell sometime in the future, a water-efficient bathroom may well make it easier to find a buyer, with house hunters currently becoming increasingly aware of the green credentials of a property.