All Posts by Kate

006 // How Much Does A Healthy Home Cost To Build?

Have you thought about building a home that encompasses your health and wellness goals, but figured it would be too expensive to build?  A healthy home must cost more to build than a typical home, right? 

Guess what?!

It doesn't have to!

This podcast episode breaks down the myth that a healthy and eco-friendly home will cost more to build than a typical home.  There are certain items that need to be included in a healthy home that will cost more than a typical home, but those costs can be balanced out by cost-saving strategies that take place when designing a healthy home.  

005 // How to Reduce Stress and Create More Calm in Your House

I've said it before, but I'll say it again 🙂  A healthy home is about SO much more than healthy air and water. 

This week on the Healthy Home Design podcast, I'm talking about the mental health side of a healthy home.  And since mental health is also tied to physical health, the ideas I share in this episode are really powerful tools to treat both your brain and your body to some much needed r&r.  

While it is good to have calm spaces in all the rooms in your home, I think it is important to start with the entryway, the living room and the bedrooms.  This episode will provide strategies to start transitioning your home to a calm retreat by focusing on these three rooms.

004 // 10 Ways to Improve the Air in Your Home


Start improving the air in your home today by implementing these 10 strategies for better air quality.  

All ideas are designed to be implemented into your current home.  You do not need to be renovating or building new to start putting these strategies into action and helping to create a healthier indoor environment for your family.  Tune in to find out what the 10 healthy indoor air strategies are!

003 // Where To Invest The Most Money On Interior Finishes For A Healthy Home

Many of my clients are renovating their homes or making small improvements to their existing homes and want to know where to invest their money to make the most impact on healthy living. When you are making home upgrades, the most costly areas of creating a healthier home will likely be for air quality.

Since this can be expensive, you will want to put your money to the best use where it has the most impact for health. In the case of home upgrades that will be in your flooring finish and wall finish choices.

Your floor and wall surfaces cover the most surface area of your home so their level of toxicity has an incredible impact on your home's air quality.

This episode will dive into the best flooring and wall finish choices, plus talk about floor finishes that you should be avoiding.

002 // The Eight Healthy Home Elements

DOWNLOAD THE CHEAT SHEET: The Eight Healthy Home Elements PLUS 24 ways to start making a healthier home today!

The eight healthy home elements are the framework I use for every healthy home I create, whether it's a home upgrade, a renovation or a new build.  Following these eight elements is what will allow you to create a truly healthy home that will enhance your health and well-being.

In this episode, I break down each of the eight elements and take a look at how the elements can be applied to a home designed for health and wellness.

Don't forget to grab the eight healthy home elements cheat sheet that includes 24 ways you can start improving the health of your home today.  Download it here!