Health and wellness are at the top of everyone’s minds these days. And for good reason. You know that eating right and moving your body keeps you healthy and living longer. But did you know that your house can either promote or discourage a healthy lifestyle?
There are many ways that a house can promote wellness including healthy indoor air and water quality, proper lighting, bringing nature inside, and designing spaces that encourage healthy living. If you are designing a new home or remodeling your existing home, the kitchen is the perfect place to start bringing wellness into your home. Find out how to design a healthy kitchen.
Our homes are filled with building materials, furnishings and household products that contain loads of harmful chemicals. The chemicals make their way into the air and we end up breathing in the toxins. Yuck. Luckily, there are so many things we can do to reduce our exposure to toxins in our homes. Learn how you can start making the transition to a toxin free home today.
You're ready to start your renovation, right? Once you have your existing conditions plan, the fun stuff can begin! The next step after understanding your current floor plan is to understand what you want to achieve with your renovation and why. Determining your purpose for the remodel will help guide the design and give you a clear path to a successful finished product.
If you are planning or even just starting to think about a home renovation, then this series is for you. The renovation series will take you step-by-step through the process of preparing for your home renovation. Remodeling a home can be stressful and overwhelming, but with some helpful guidance you will be ready to tackle your renovation project with confidence and ease.
The amount of resources on the internet can be a little overwhelming, right? It takes a lot of time to sift through it all, verify that it is trustworthy information, and then make an informed decision. It’s nice to know that there are some websites you can visit that are guaranteed to have reliable, trustworthy information. Below are a few of my favorite online healthy living and green building resources. These are the sites I visit to find the expert, trustworthy advice I need to make informed design and product decisions.
My obsession with wellness focused design began in early 2016 when I was first introduced to the WELL Building Standard. I was at a sustainable design conference and kept hearing the word ‘Well’ in every workshop I attended. I finally sat in on a course that covered the fundamentals of the WELL Building Standard, and I felt as if I just entered a whole new world of impactful design. A guideline for designing buildings that promote health, energy and longer living?! I was sold.