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How to save water at home

With a fresh look at your household habits, you might save many litres of precious fresh water every day. That way, you’ll stop your money – as well as the water – from being flushed down the drain.

Stainless steel VIMMERN kitchen mixer tap with handspray at a round BOHOLMEN inset sink, green leaves on the edge.
Stainless steel VIMMERN kitchen mixer tap with handspray at a round BOHOLMEN inset sink, green leaves on the edge.

How to use less water in the bathroom

The ÅBÄCKEN mist nozzle uses up to 95% less water in mist mode and 66% less in spray mode compared to a standard wash-basin mixer tap with a water flow rate of 5.7 l/min. So you also save energy on heating water.

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A person washes their hands at a white countertop wash-basin under a bathroom mixer tap fitted with an ÅBÄCKEN mist nozzle.
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A person’s face is under water droplets that fall from the BROGRUND head shower, in front of a beige wall with white tiles.

IKEA taps and showers have a built-in aerator. This mixes in air to maintain a good flow with less water.

A white washing-up bowl of vegetables on a kitchen worktop beside a sink, in front of a window and a white tiled wall.

How to use less water in the kitchen

For most washing-up tasks, you probably don’t need a full sink of water. You can cut your water consumption simply by placing a smaller tub in your sink and using that to wash-up in instead.

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Products to help your water saving

When you want to reduce your water consumption at home, you might find some fresh ideas in the IKEA range.

Cool water on demand

If you keep a jug of water chilling in the fridge, you won’t need to run the tap waiting for the water to cool down. After all, that’s just flushing good water down the drain.

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Pieces of lime float in water inside a glass IKEA 365+ jug with cork lid and a tall glass behind it, both on a white surface.
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