Would you say that your home evokes a feeling of wellness? Or is there room for improvement? With Wellness being identified as a macro design trend for 2019, we wanted to explore what it means today. Wellness is definitely not a new concept, but the application of it seems to be evolving — which is why we believe that it’s ‘trending’ again.
How is wellness being defined and applied today? It goes beyond just the straightforward dictionary definition:
The World Health Organization best captures the spirit of true wellness: “Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” It’s not just about yoga, clean eating, and exercise. There’s much more to it than that, as the WHO explained.
Historically, wellness has gone by other names and comes in many different forms. Health experts have studied and developed the Eight Dimensions of Wellness that helps patients explore what’s missing in their lives and become more whole. The art of Feng Shui helps Chinese cultures achieve harmony in their homes and translate that to overall wellness in life. Marie Kondo helps homeowners celebrate minimalism and find joy in the pieces that make up their homes. No matter what it’s called or how it’s being applied, the goal is the same: becoming your best self.
For us, wellness means making a house into a home, which often starts with the heart of the home: the kitchen. And you might be thinking: how can a kitchen inspire wellness beyond the food it holds? Not just by influencing what and how you eat. By creating an inviting space for guests to gather and enjoy your home. By invoking feelings of peacefulness.
Renovating a kitchen to match your lifestyle, to feel more whole, and be more healthy is far from materialistic or superficial.
Here’s a quick checklist to consider when practicing wellness in your kitchen:
Join us in the search for wellness in the heart of the home by incorporating it into your home. But don’t fret about checking off each item on this list. Just be well, just be you. (Because bringing your vision to life in kitchen design is the best part of what we do.)
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