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FOCUSING ON THE SENSES

Sometimes what you see, hear and feel can affect your mood and comfort level, and color,
lighting, temperature and acoustics all play into
this scenario.
Mueller suggests using natural colors in a bathroom to create a spa-like, relaxing atmosphere.
She also likes to include thermostat control in
two rooms on the main floor so clients can achieve
their desired temperature more efficiently.
Dimmable lighting is also a must so it can be
controlled for different parts of the day and the
task at hand. Rosenfield adds lamps for a cozier
feeling versus harsher ceiling lighting in certain
areas and says large mirrors in a bathroom can reflect light and amplify the space. Kennedy suggests
matte finishes that reduce glare for those who
are visually sensitive, and undercabinet lighting
provides more illumination for countertop tasks.
Noise pollution can also be a detriment to one's
well-being, and there is definitely a need for improved acoustics. A study conducted by Quiet
Mark, a nonprofit organization driving awareness
of and supporting the reduction of harmful noise
pollution in our living environments, found that
62 percent of consumers worldwide want their
homes to be quieter.
"Sound can have an effect on your emotions,
and noise pollution is only second to air pollution
as a silent killer," said Poppy Szkiler, founder of
U.K.-based Quiet Mark.
For noise abatement, she suggests better insulation solutions in the walls, heavier-paned
windows, quieter hoods and ventilation fans and
softer surface materials to absorb sound.
Certain hydrotherapies for bathing can touch
on more than one of the senses. The use of water
for such things as massage can relieve pain, reduce
anxiety and promote comfort, as can the inclusion
of an in-home spa with steam and sauna functions.
Chromotherapy uses colors to do such things
as increase circulation, improve sleep and decrease
muscle tension. This can be achieved through
different-colored lighting in a showerhead or
lighting in an infrared sauna. Audio therapy uses
sound to improve moods and stimulate healing,
which can be done by installing speakers in a
kitchen or bath to play soothing music, someone
speaking, etc.

ABOVE Designer Barb Muel-

ler gutted this kitchen and
replaced a small window over
the sink with three large ones
that take up three quarters of
the wall. The two end windows
are casement so they can be
opened to let in the breeze
for natural ventilation and to
let out pollutants. There is
also a 600cfm professional
hood above the gas range to
catch any carbon monoxide
fumes. Photo: Brian Vogel
Photography

BELOW This bathroom by

Beth Rosenfield Design LLC
features heated floors and
materials that provide a visual
connection to nature, including
wood-grain plank floor tiles
and a pebble stone shower
floor. The designer added
a live plant for a peaceful
feeling and to clear toxins
from the air, and a super-sized
mirror amplifies the light in the
bathroom. Photo: Ken Kast
Photography

DESIGNERS' PICKS
FOR WELLNESS
SOLUTIONS
ŠHeated floors in
bathrooms and kitchens
ŠColor palettes that
support individual
emotional needs
ŠBidet attachments to
aid personal hygiene

GETTING BACK TO NATURE

Biophilic design does just that - connects the
home and its residents to the natural environment. As a feng shui practitioner, Marina V.
Umali, ASID, LEED AP ID+C, owner of Ridgewood, N.J.-based Marina V Design Studio, says
she always recommends live plants and flowers to
bring energy and vitality to a space.

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ŠZero-gravity tubs
ŠMotion sensors on
toilets for flushing
ŠNo smoking
in the home
ŠEasy-care plants
like sansevieria - AKA
the snake plant
ŠWindows on exterior
walls to let in natural light
ŠInduction cooktops that
emit less carbon dioxide



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Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Tech Savvy
Trends
30 Under 30
Hot Topic
Better Business
Design for Wellness
KBIS 2020
Small Spaces
Design With
Solutions
Before & After
What’s Hot
Custom elements create a dream-worthy house for a busy family
Prototype home celebrates biophilic & low-carbon design
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