Now more than ever before, homeowners are re-evaluating every aspect of their lives with a special focus on maximizing health and wellness. The intense scrutiny goes beyond diet and exercise to focus on how the physical environment affects overall health, safety, fitness, and well-being. The result is a new appreciation for home remodeling as a way to create an optimal environment for our families to thrive throughout a public health crisis and well beyond.
People increasingly view their home as a safe and healthy haven. From spa-like bathroom remodels to the creation of fitness areas, yoga and meditation rooms, and elaborate outdoor living spaces, health and wellness has shifted from a nice-to-have to a central goal for homeowners. As the craze evolves from fad to fashion to everyday necessity, design-build experts work closely with their clients to create the ultimate healthy home living experience.
Building wellness into your home remodeling project is all about designing spaces that encourage a better lifestyle for you and your family. Safer and healthier living is all about discovering innovative and appealing ways to eliminate or counter stress, enhance mood, and improve rest and sleep. Let’s take a look at how an expert design-build firm like MainStreet Design Build can help to promote healthier living through revitalizing kitchen, bathroom, and other spaces throughout your home.
Welcome to the Wellness Kitchen
Your kitchen is the place where you and your family get nourished — not only with a proper diet, but with an atmosphere that fosters efficiency, togetherness, and joy. Home technology has played an increasingly significant role, starting with ambient music to smart lighting that create a warm, nurturing mood. Wireless and touch tech have since come into their own, adding new dimensions of connectivity, convenience, and comfort to the functional demands of cooking.
Combi-steam ovens and voice activated kitchen faucets and appliances are becoming the rage. The health and wellness benefits include minimizing exposure to germs, conserving water and other resources, and enhancing convenience. Use of natural materials on surfaces making them easy to clean and hard for germs to grow on is also encouraged, such as soapstone, granite, marble, and stainless steel. These embellishments make your kitchen safer, and more beautiful.
A powerful range hood is another key element for all kitchen remodels, and especially important from a health and safety point of view. Determining the amount of ventilation required and factoring in hood complexity and noise — plus fan size and quality — are all essential. Air movement is measured in cubic feet per minute; your family is healthiest at a value of 350 CPM, recommended to remove steam and strong odors, and keep the air as pure as possible.
Other exciting areas of health and wellness innovation include climate-controlled cabinetry that can replace conventional pantries and even refrigerators, so-called “growing cabinets” for providing produce year-round, and hidden appliances with UV lights designed to sanitize surfaces. Devices to monitor water and air temperature are also coming into their own — touch and voice activated faucets can now heat, cool, and dispense water to your exact request!
The Best-for-Health Bathroom
Another high activity area of your home that’s transforming from functional to experiential design is the bathroom. Formerly focused on personal hygiene, today’s bathroom is now about creating an experience that calms, soothes, and rejuvenates. Such a wellness-centric approach impacts everything from expert design choices of special lighting, safe materials, personalized appliances, and advanced wireless and voice activated technology for safety and convenience.
The therapeutic qualities of water, light, color, sound, and even scents have been well established, and a savvy designer can help infuse them into your hygiene and grooming with a therapeutic approach to functional efficiency and healthy living. Rethinking the toilet is a start: heated, self-lowering, and integrated child seats; foot warmers, night lights, and blended music playlists; self-cleaning systems and hygienic bidets can create an amazing “Wellness Throne.”
The tub and shower have also become transformative health experiences. Integrated whirlpool jets turn a traditional bath into a jacuzzi super spa you never want to get out of; a “horizontal shower” integrates water massage and personalized hydrotherapy to improve blood circulation and relax your muscles. Germs can be fought with creative gusto with sophisticated exhaust systems to remove bacteria and odors, hands-free flushing, and self-cleaning systems.
Mirrors and medicine cabinets can also perform double-duty in the service of health and wellness. Customized lighting systems eliminate shadows and mimic natural light, while biometric technologies can measure your weight, heart rate, and other indicators of personal well-being. Touch- and voice-activated appliances, devices, and cabinets enhance luxury but also safety, while “smart mirrors” add convenience and information to every bathroom experience.
Partner with MainStreet Design Build
Look no further for a trusted contractor. MainStreet Design Build is a full service, design-build remodeling firm dedicated to creating a luxurious end-to-end experience through personal care, accountability, timeless design, and exacting attention to detail. For nearly 30 years their in-house design team, staff of carpenters, and deep bench of skilled tradesmen have made the process comfortable, enjoyable, and safe. Explore wellness-focused kitchens and bathrooms.
Having produced elegant results that transform remodeling dreams into health and wellness focused living spaces, MainStreet Design Build is the #1 choice for discerning homeowners in Southeast Oakland County who value a high level of comfort and trust in knowing that their home remodeling project will be done RIGHT. Browse our luxurious gallery of award-winning local renovations, and quickly schedule a virtual design consultation. Let’s partner today!