You may be well on the way in the construction of your new home. Or you’re in the process of working with an architect or builder on a new home, renovation or addition.
Wherever you are in the process, you may find yourself in the midst of decision making almost every day. It’s exciting and stressful at the same time.
But, I have an idea that might veer you away from stress and change your experience of the construction process. It’s the concept of ‘wellness’. When I heard the term, I thought it was all about healthy eating, frequent exercise and avoidance of harmful chemicals.
True, ‘wellness’ may be all the above, but it’s so much more. Wellness according to the National Wellness Institute is about “Mindfully focusing on wellness in our lives” and it “builds resilience and enables us to thrive amidst life’s challenges”.
There is no better time to investigate the idea of ‘wellness’ than while you’re in the midst of home construction. I first learned the term ‘wellness’ at a Fergusons seminar where MTI shared the use of wellness in the home. Using the wellness paradigm before, during and after construction can change your day to day existence.
You will be confident in the selection of building materials. Among the many benefits you will learn, you will also understand the importance of good lighting, so you can enjoy a healthier living environment during the day and at night.
If you’re interested, follow my journey to creating a truly healthy home. Using the principles I learn as a designer, you can begin your own mission to create the home of your dreams. Although I always design with the best intention for my clients, I will now add the element of ‘wellness’ to all my projects.
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