In the 21st century, increased awareness of wellness has led renovators and entrepreneurs to look for ways to turn homes into spaces of healing and relaxation. Knowledge of lighting, light, paint, non-toxic materials, soundproofing and heated floors have helped transform homes into calming sanctuaries.
Your homes must reflect your inner peace and vice versa, living in a harmonious and peaceful place will allow you to better manage daily stress and have a better life.
An ancient Chinese practice called ” FENG SHUI “, this can be used to decide the location, construction and architectural features of buildings, the location and style of furniture, colors and decoration schemes , as well as the location of plantings, paths and other outdoor features. By creating a more pleasant atmosphere, “Fengshui” has been recognized for improving family communication, restoring employee cooperation, and increasing a store’s sales.
The principles can be applied to any style of building or decoration, not just Chinese or Asian fashions.
Bring the light
Lighting is perhaps the most affordable way to make your home a healing space. We recommend installing dimmers on each luminaire. You might get a headache from a day at the office with bright lights, but dimmers allow you to adjust the lighting to your liking in each space.
If your windows are small and you can’t make them bigger, there are some creative fixes. We can use white epoxy paint and mirrors as reflective surfaces to amplify natural light, repaint everything white and have a very light floor.
Install a radiant heated floor
Even the most motivated person might find it difficult to jump out of bed after winter arrives, especially when your feet hit cold ground. Radiant underfloor heating is one of our areas of expertise. This economical way of heating your home provides heat through electrical wires or hot water tubes hidden under the floor. You can still add radiators if you want but you don’t have to.
An even heat blanket rises under your feet, which means you can turn down the thermostat and lower heating bills .
Sound and thermal insulation
The latest standards now require soundproofing for floors and walls, there are different types of systems to apply: foams, glass wool, mineral wool, undercoat between the floor covering and the screed, for the walls we can also inject foam and glass wool in rolls 45 mm thick.
The lower end of the soundproof walls could increase renovation costs by 5 to 10 percent while the upper end could double costs. Nevertheless, you will be amazed at how healing it can be to keep unnecessary sounds out of your home.
The color chart
Walls could be the next place to consider when transforming your home. We recommend soft earth tones with paints that are low in VOCs (volatile organic compounds, carbon atoms that can be considered pollutants) or lower in volatile organic compounds that they contain.
In some cases, wallpaper with images of nature is also used . We can put a birch or cypress garden in a home that can be breathtaking.
We have studied Japanese design strategies and recommend minimalism to create an environment that avoids feeling overwhelmed. We like to focus on one to three colors and point out that white can be a smart choice for maintaining simplicity and enhancing mindfulness.