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Wellness Design Should Be Built Into Your Home

Wellness Design Should Be Built Into Your Home

March 27, 2019


Your home contributes to your quality of life in various ways. Yes, the beauty and space is a definite plus, but the spaces and features should contribute to your well-being—physically and emotionally. Homes By Taber believes that wellness design should be built into your home, a philosophy we’ve embraced since the very beginning.

What does wellness have to do with home design?

Everything.

Today’s homebuyers are looking for their homes to be active contributors to their lives, not just static property. They want more than a nice-looking structure. Today’s homes should be safe and efficient, contributing to the quality of your lifestyle.

Energy-efficient systems, like a tankless water heater, 16 SEER air conditioning unit, and thermal windows, perform conservation tasks. You stay comfortable while your home saves energy and money.

So, is it unreasonable to expect that your home can now contribute to a positive spirit?

Wellness architecture is looking at design from this view of a home that gives back. Biophilic design is an example. Connect with natural elements and you just feel better. And it can be as easy as having more windows and bringing plants into your home. 

Easy steps to wellness design

How do you train your home to be more of an active participant in your healthy lifestyle? Just feed it the right components.

Improve the indoor air quality. Unless you have an air filtration system, you’re inhaling air that’s about five times more polluted than what’s outdoors. Today’s homes are designed to be airtight, which means all of the pollutants—dust mites, dander, allergens, chemicals, and more—are stuck inside. Cleanse the air in your home by installing air filtration. At Homes By Taber, we include a whole-home air filtration system as a standard feature so that our homeowners get the benefit of truly fresh air.

Add a soaking tub. There’s nothing like the flowing waters surrounding you in a jetted tub to put your mind and body at ease. The investment delivers a strong return by reducing stress and promoting better circulation. If you don’t have room in your bathroom (and even if you do), consider integrating a steam shower.

Focus on fitness. Physical activity is a definite energy booster. Make space in your home for exercise. A flex room could be converted to a yoga studio or workout space. If you don’t have a room to spare, designate a section of your main living area as your exercise area. 

Bring in the outdoors. Plants improve air quality by removing the carbon dioxide we exhale and pushing more oxygen into the air. Chemicals like formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethane are emitted from treated fabrics, particle board, pressed wood, adhesives, varnish, cleaning products, dry cleaned items, paints, plastics, and rubber. Certain plants, like tropical ones, absorb gases from the air. Click here for a list of houseplants that reduce indoor air pollution.

Homes By Taber designs and builds single-family homes for quality living. It’s not just the features you see that make the difference, but what you might overlook. Our standard features include a storm shelter for your safety, security system, air filtration system, and energy efficiency that contributes to the lasting value and comfort. Discover the difference with our “proudly overbuilt” approach to homebuilding. 

About Homes By Taber

Homes By Taber, a local homebuilder in the Oklahoma City metro area, offers new, energy-efficient homes starting at 1,500 square feet of indoor living space and going up to 3,350 square feet of indoor living space. Prices for these new single-family homes start below $200,000 and go up to the mid $500,000 range. Homes By Taber was founded in 2000 by Taber LeBlanc. We currently build in 15 different locations with new homes for sale in the OKC metropolitan area.




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