Promoting Wellness Through Home Design
Have you been paying more attention to your physical and mental health this year?
Did you know home design can affect your mental health?
Designing for wellness at home means creating spaces that promote good physical and mental health. Incorporating everything from improved air quality to using textures, materials, colors, shapes, and even furniture layouts can ease anxiety and make you feel more relaxed and productive.
Experts at Houzz recommend the following small, doable adjustments:
- Get rid of tripping hazards: Especially as we age, eliminating fall hazards while undergoing the kitchen and bath remodeling process is crucial! Some of the biggest tripping hazards are rugs, cords, and items that get left out like bags and shoes. Consider a design that has a place to store everything, and choose materials that minimize the chances of an at-home injury, especially in the bathrooms.
- Set up the kitchen for healthy meal prep: Design your kitchen to promote preparation of healthy foods! An uncluttered and hygienic space that functions well for meal prep is essential. Make everything in the pantry easy to access, and consider open shelves rather than closed cabinets so you can easily see ingredients.
- Replace old bathroom fans: If you’ve never thought about your bathroom fan, it’s probably time to replace it! Older fans aren’t very good at extracting allergens and moisture like they should, and it’s easy for mold to build up.
- Incorporate biophilic design: Interior designers have long studied how natural elements can positively impact our overall health. Bringing organic materials, shapes, and colors to interiors helps us feel connected to the natural world. Use deep, leafy greens or calming ocean blue on the walls or in furniture colors to help bring some of the outdoors in.
Remodeling can be endless, and it’s easy to keep changing things in your home. With that being said, it’s important to keep in mind what you are trying to accomplish. This could be a more open floor plan, or more entertainment space, or even just a brighter home. With a goal in place, you will be able to improve what matters the most.
If you want to make your home feel like a more productive and nurturing space, we can help! Talk to us about kitchen and bath remodeling today.
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The hardest space to re-envision is usually the one you live in -- even for professional designers! Sometimes clients begin the design conversation by telling us, “I know there’s nothing you can do about this layout…” We prefer to begin with the assumption that there’s not much we can’t do. Along with our training and experience, we can lend you a fresh set of eyes.
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Sara, Ann Arbor, MI
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