Top Home Wellness Features to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle

At Hanson Builders, we build homes that promote healthy lifestyles and comfortable living. And while different styles work for different families, embracing some broad strategies when designing your new home can lead to a calm, healthy atmosphere that enhances mental and physical well-being. Keep reading to learn about our favorite home wellness features.

Keep the Air Fresh

With so many of us spending the majority of our time indoors, clean air is more important than ever. We always build our homes with proper ventilation systems designed to optimize indoor air quality. You can also choose to install high-efficiency air filtration systems to remove allergens, dust, pet dander, and other pollutants. When you’re selecting furnishings for your home’s interior, consider choosing nontoxic materials that are free of formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds. Natural materials like cotton and wool bring an organic feel to your home and contribute to cleaner air.

Welcome Natural Light

Exposure to natural light throughout the day can greatly enhance your mood, energy, and sleep. At Hanson Builders, we love taking advantage of this by installing expansive windows and sliding glass doors in our homes. Skylights and light wells are also fantastic options for flooding any space with sunshine. These can be especially useful in deeper areas of the home and rooms that have few or no windows. You can augment natural light with smart lighting solutions that can be programmed to automatically adjust throughout the day. For instance, programming a soft bedroom light to come on with the dawn can help you wake up comfortably.

Connect with Nature

Biophilic design seeks to satisfy the innate human desire to experience nature by incorporating connections to the natural world. This represents another benefit of large windows, which can grant scenic views of the outdoors.  Transitional spaces such as screen porches, decks, and balconies also bridge the gap between your home and the environment. Indoor plants promote a sense of calm and connectedness with nature, and they even help filter the air! And depending on your stylistic preferences, you could utilize natural colors and materials like wood and stone to further promote a peaceful, healthy atmosphere.

Stay Active

Physical exercise keeps you in shape, boosts your mood, and helps you sleep better. What better way to establish a workout routine than with your own home gym or sport court? We’ll partner with you to design the perfect fitness space with plenty of room for machines, free weights, and benches. Our popular sport court designs are perfect for shooting hoops alone or with the kids. Many families also choose to include a bonus room in the basement that can easily be transformed into a dedicated yoga space.

Create an Optimal Work Environment

Working from home has become the norm for many families, so creating a functional and comfortable home office is a must. Just like the rest of your home, natural light and proper ventilation are key to promoting wellness in this space. But you’ll also want your office to be private and free of distractions, so you can focus on work. Consider installing ergonomic furniture and adjustable desks to keep good posture throughout the day.

Build a Healthy Home with Hanson Builders

At Hanson Builders, we understand that designing a home that resonates with you is dependent on your needs and preferences. From natural lighting and clean air to sport courts and home offices, we’ll collaborate with you to design and build a home in which you can be happy and healthy for years to come. Contact us to discuss how you can incorporate home wellness features into your new living space.