Category Archives for Healthy New Build

5 Ways to Design a Calm and Healthy Entryway

Your entryway is the first thing you see when you come home, and it helps define the mood you will be in upon entering your home.  If you have a messy, cluttered entryway, you're going to be agitated by the clutter and carry that agitation into your home.  If you have a clean, ordered entryway, you will take a sigh of relief and enter your home at ease.  

Your entryway is also the first line of defense to protect your family and create healthy indoor air quality.  Read on to discover 5 key ways to set up your entryway for a calm and healthy home and family.

Aging in Place and Designing for Safety

Aging in place is the concept of being able to stay in your own home as you age into and through your senior years.  To do this, a home must be designed to accommodate things like limited mobility, fading eye sight, and the higher risk of injury from trips and falls.  So what does aging in place design have to do with wellness architecture?  Safety!  A home that is designed to adapt to an aging person is a home that is going to be safe and easily accessible for everyone.

Engineered Wood Siding Review: Part 1

I have been researching siding options for months, trying to find the most sustainable siding option that will fit into our budget.  For us, picking a siding comes down to cost, ease of installation, maintenance and durability, and its impact on the environment.  I was trying to find the perfect siding that will do the least harm to the environment, will help protect our house from water damage, and that we can afford.  

How to Choose Healthy and Safe Insulation for Your Home

Here is an extensive review of healthy insulation options for your home.  If you are in the process of building a new home or renovating an existing home then you know that there are a lot of choices you need to make throughout the process.  As the homeowner you are tasked to choose lighting, flooring, cabinetry, countertops, bath fixtures, exterior finishes, and much more.  It's a bit overwhelming. 

What is a Wellness Architect?

Not many people have heard of a wellness architect.  Wellness is a pretty popular word.  We know that wellness is about being in good mental and physical health and about actively maintaining that good health.  And the role of an architect is commonly understood as someone that designs buildings.  So how do these seemingly unrelated topics fit together?  They fit together because most of our lives are spent inside buildings, and the way a building is designed drastically affects our health and well-being.  

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