Taking a Comprehensive Approach to Wellness Design
The words Wellness Design are just about everywhere you look, it has become the “in thing” especially following the pandemic. Experiencing some level of anxiety over the last couple of years has helped us realize even more the importance of self-care and mental well-being. To achieve a high level of wellness, all dimensions of your life should be integrated and working together. Your environment also needs to be in tune with your physical, emotional, intellectual, occupational, spiritual, and social dimensions of wellness to produce harmony. The new year is a great time to think about making changes to improve your mental well-being as well as physical changes in your home. This can sometimes feel overwhelming but don’t worry, it doesn’t need to be.
Because wellness is dynamic and continuous, all aspects of wellness should be considered when looking to improve your home. To properly incorporate wellness design into your home you need an educated, experienced leader in not only design but also in construction methods. Someone you can trust to look at your project from many different angles. Mark has been in the remodeling business for over 30 years and is a Certified Living in Place Professional. I am a graduate of the Interior Design Institute and also have a background in dance and fitness, and we are both Certified Kitchen and Bath Designers. Using our extensive knowledge and training, we developed our own comprehensive Integrated Wellness Design program and have been incorporating it into our designs for a good number of years.
Integrated Wellness Design focuses on improving the health and well-being of our clients, their families, their home, and our planet. We make sure that we design safer, healthier homes which in turn helps our clients and their families become healthier as well. We do not follow trends; we look at each project as a unique opportunity to provide innovative and efficient solutions. Safety, accessibility, health, and wellness dimensions, along with energy efficiency are key factors in a home’s universal design, and yes, they can be aesthetically pleasing! Please remember that Universal design is not just for seniors - good, thoughtful design is important for all ages. Layering safety on top of a beautiful design will give you the best of both worlds.
Your home is your safe place, your sanctuary. When you walk through the door you should feel a sense of comfort, peace of mind and be in harmony with your environment. These feelings are a cornerstone of health, they represent a balance between the inner and outer aspects of human experience.
Our vast experience in providing award-winning designs and remodeling projects means there isn’t much we haven’t seen or dealt with, and we use that expertise to save you time and money. Mark and I have lived through many remodeling projects of our own throughout various stages of our life and family. As I write this, we are currently renovating our main bathroom, not by choice but because the week before Christmas (and 5 days before our house was filled with our children, their spouses, and 5 dogs), our main shower decided to leak through to our family room ceiling! Down one bathroom and a family room over the holiday turn out to be a lot of fun! It felt like something out of Christmas with the Kranks as we moved the Christmas trees and re-decorated other rooms before our family arrived! It’s all in how you look at things!
We absolutely love what we do, and we love being a small business. It is important to us to be able to really get to know our clients so we can provide them with the best service possible to meet their needs now and in the future. We only take on a limited number of clients but if you are thinking of making a change in your home this year, please reach out – we would love to talk to you. We not only design but also use our knowledge to coach homeowners through remodels. The best compliment we receive is when our clients turn into lifelong friends.