Wellness Homes – The New Direction for Home Design
There’s a strong focus now on buying a residence that goes beyond being the place where one lives but transforms the entire way of living positively.
The concept of a wellness home isn’t just a trend; it stems from the needs of the consumer. Changes in our work & living, the rise of pollution, other harmful environmental factors, and technology-induced inactive lifestyle, have made good health and well-being justifiable and genuine priorities.
The needs and expectations of today’s home buyers surpass the square footage & the perfect floor plan to include finer aspects that support healthy living. Along with the amenities, the focus is on ensuring clean air, water and freedom from harmful environmental factors. Today, a home has to be a wellness home.
What features might you find in a Wellness Home in 2019?
1] Built-in Central Air Purifying system to eliminate airborne pollens and dust particles.
2] Light Control systems to aid sleep- and- awakeness & support the production of melatonin
A ] Floors Plans that are designed to allow for plenty of natural light, an important mood and productivity booster.
B] Automatic solar-adaptive shades that adjust throughout the day in response to the changing position of the sun save energy and reduce glare and heat gain.
C ] Smart, adjustable color temperature light bulbs throughout the home to help reinforce the body’s circadian rhythm and improve energy, mood and productivity.
4] Water Features:
A] Touchless faucets with built-in water filters throughout the home to encourage hydration.
B] A shower filtration system to reduce exposure to chlorine and other harmful chemicals that can dry-out and damage skin and hair.
C ] Zero-threshold shower with an attractive grab bar to ensure that shower will be accessible to everyone.
3] Kitchens with
A] enclosed Macrobiotic herb gardens
B] separate temperature-controlled refrigerator for vegetables/fruit
C] dedicated juicing station
6 ] Hot Springs Spas / Spa Baths
7] Massage room
8] Physical Fitness
a] Yoga/Meditation studio
b] Pilates studio
d] Bike Workshop in garage to encourage cycling
9] Reading/Library room for mind enhancement activities
The choices of how to accomplish Wellness in your home are endless. These are just some of the amenities that are being designed in wellness homes. There are many architectural firms now who specialize in this new preferred lifestyle .