Ah sunshine. We all crave it, but unfortunately, very few of us are getting much of it. Working indoors all day and then going home to make dinner and prepare for the next day consumes most of our time.
But science has shown that we need exposure to natural light to keep our bodies healthy and our minds functioning at their highest level. So, what are we to do when stuck inside all day?!
It's crazy how many women I know that are all due right about now (including me!). With my baby's arrival just weeks away, I certainly have baby gear on my mind! And of course it is a priority to make sure I am creating a healthy and safe nursery for my new little one.
I went through the process of creating a non-toxic nursery for my son four years ago, and spent months researching all the natural baby products I needed for a healthy and safe nursery. It was exhausting!
Well-being takes more than a visit to the gym and eating healthy food. Since so much of our time is spent at home we should be surrounding ourselves in a space that promotes happiness and reduces stress. That is where biophilic design comes in. Biophilic design is design that reconnects us to nature. A house designed with biophilic features will create a calm atmosphere for us to unwind at the end of a long day.
It has been a long time coming, but we are finally making great progress on our healthy basement remodel! This area has been much needed for our household since Pieter and I both work from home. We had completely run out of room!
The finished basement will definitely be a multi-purpose space being our son's play room, our TV room and both of our offices. The most important factor in creating this new room was to make sure it was going to be a healthy space for all of us.