Indoor Outdoor Wellness Design
Imagine having a sanctuary space dedicated solely to your serenity, health and well-being – a place to practice yoga, Pilates, or simply to meditate and reflect. Over the past few years, designers from the Okanagan to Scottsdale to Hawaii have seen a wave of indoor and outdoor wellness designs as researchers continue to demonstrate the potential health benefits of these beneficial relaxation areas. Infrared sauna cabins, lounge steam rooms, sensory experience showers, and even salt caves combine architecture with contemporary design to treat your family’s physical and emotional well-being.
The pandemic has increased interest in home health architecture, moving it to the top of many people’s home improvement wish list. Builders, architects, and interior designers are creating more wellness projects, focused on year-round use. These sanctuary rooms offer stress relief and space to relax in solitude with or without others in the comfort of your own home.
Your wellness room can be multi-purpose – well-designed with proper storage and lighting. Organization and minimalism is key for a spacious and calming effect. These multi-functional spaces need a connection to the outdoors to reflect the natural world. Sanctuary Rooms can either open to the outdoors or have large windows for homeowners to view mountains like in Big Sky, a garden in Sun Valley, or a grove of trees in Naples. Other wellness trends are home spas, hot-tubs and swim spas to help reduce stress and stay in shape at any age.
Submerging in warm water has many health benefits. Additionally, exercising and stretching while in water gives you a greater range of motion, putting less stress on your joints and tendons. Soaking in a hot tub is very relaxing, dilates blood vessels and increases blood flow which is why they offer relief for so many ailments such as arthritis, headaches, fibromyalgia and those suffering from insomnia and anxiety.
Consulting with a reputable design and build team to identify and build your newest sanctuary room is the key to achieving your inner Zen.
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