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How to make your home a wellness zone
Home building and wellness are two words you don’t often hear together, but they have quite a lot in common.
The layout of your home, placement of windows and lighting can all have a big impact on your wellbeing, and transform your home into a sanctuary.
We spend so much time at home, we forget the role our house plays in our lives, from how we sleep, eat and even exercise.
Here are a few zones in your home that can help create wellness and why.
The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house. A kitchen focused on wellbeing should encourage healthy eating and make it easy to prepare fresh, balanced meals. Ensure you have room to lay out food and prepare in advance.
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and creating a place to gather with the family will enhance your wellbeing and help you relax at the end of a busy day.
Windows are one of the most important features of a home. Where possible, plan windows you can open to create airflow. A breath of fresh air while you’re working indoors or relaxing can boost your mood and even improve brain function!
Think about how you will use your home when you’re in the planning stages. Creating a reading nook with natural light, or a sun-filled space to stretch or meditate will improve your wellbeing and look gorgeous.
If you’re lucky enough to have a natural view, make the most of it by adding large windows.
A big part of a healthy home is creating a calm atmosphere. Think about your bathroom layout and consider adding calming elements like a free-standing bath to create a day spa feel. Candles and mood-boosting plants will enhance the experience and make your bathroom a place to retreat at the end of a long day.
With so many of us continuing to work from home, it may mean you’re not moving as much. Walking from the station to the office and to and from meetings adds up, so it’s important to create a home office space that allows you to move around.
A stand-up desk is a great start, making sure you alternate between sitting and standing over the day. Fresh air and light will help keep you motivated, along with simple things like taking time for a short walk around the block while you’re making a phone call, or taking a break outside with a cup of tea.
You don’t need a full-blown gym to exercise at home. If you have a spare bedroom or larger living space you can easily adapt it to accommodate your exercise time.
Make the most of the space you have, whether you prefer weights or an exercise bike. Having a dedicated area for exercise makes it easy to jump in and get 30 mins a day.
Incorporating these design tips into your new home will build the foundations for home health and vitality.
There are plenty of other ways to make your home a sanctuary and a peaceful place to live. Ask one of our Sales Consultants to take you through our designs and see how we can make them work for you.