Experts in home extensions Penshurst explain why you should design your home according to your lifestyle
Have you designed your home around supporting the healthy lifestyle you’ve chosen?
Our surroundings play a big part in our health and here our residential drafting designers have some ways you can organise and arrange your home to directly support you and your family's health.
Front Entry: Create a space when you walk in the door to take your shoes off and switch to light slippers or even better, bare feet. By removing our shoes when we come into the house, we not only reduce the dirt and pollution that we bring into our homes, but we also send a message to our minds that it is time to relax and wind down.
The Backyard: No matter the size, you can use your outdoor area to extend your living area and further support healthy habits. Consider planting a garden (or container garden). Incorporate a gathering place or place for quiet relaxation by including a hammock or seating area.
Living Space: Does your living space truly invite you to unplug and relax. Do they invite you to unplug, to be mindful in your time there? To incorporate mindfulness in your living spaces, try to incorporate light blue colors into your décor. If you’re not up for a new paint job, try some new throw pillows or a comfortable throw.
Kitchen: As the hub of the home, the kitchen is where we spend much of our time, creating meals and hanging out as a family. Make sure your kitchen is designed to have plenty of flow, lots of light, storage and bench space where possible. This makes for a more social kitchen area where your family is happy to hang out and spend happy moments together.
Bedroom: Adequate sleep is vital in supporting your body’s ability to recover from workouts, maintain a healthy immune system, and remain capable of high levels of functioning and concentration in your daily work. Be sure to reduce ambient light from electronics, windows, or skylights to improve your relaxation. A dingy or depressing bedroom won't contribute to relaxing gatherings so ensure that your bedroom is kept organised and clean. You may also want to include an air cleaner in that space, especially if you are prone to asthma or allergies.
To find out more about designing a healthy house, contact our residential drafting services in the Sutherland Shire.