Balanced Home Design 101:
The Fundamentals of Creating a Sustainable and Wellness-Centered Home
Learn how to simplify the decision making process during your renovation or new home build by knowing exactly what to prioritize when designing an eco-friendly, healthy home.
Is this course right for you?
This course is an introduction to sustainable and healthy home design, teaches you how to get started on the right path, and shows you the most valuable design strategies for creating an eco-friendly, wellness-centered home.
If you're planning a renovation or new home build, and any of these sound like you, you'll want to join this course!
Join the course to...
Get clear on your project goals
Building or renovating your home is probably one of the biggest investments you'll ever make, so it's important to get it right! The right design will make your life easier, improve your health and happiness, and nourish the planet.
Make the right choices for your healthy home
You'll save time and money by figuring out what is most important to you and your family. You'll also learn the must-have's for any eco-friendly, wellness-centered home design so you know you're making the right choices.
enjoy the process
Your home design project shouldn't be keeping you up at night. When you're clear on your goals and how to communicate them, and you know the most important aspects of creating a sustainable and healthy home, you'll be able to enjoy the journey.
Plain and Simple: The Balanced Home Design 101 course is the first thing you want to do when preparing for a renovation or new build!
Hi! I'm Kate Hamblet, a licensed architect that specializes in designing homes that enhance the health of people and the planet.
I know that not every budget allows for architectural design services. But just because you aren’t hiring an architect shouldn't mean your project isn't successful.
The thing is, there's a lot that goes into the home design process. And if you don't have experience with design and the building process, it can get pretty overwhelming and even turn ugly.
Generally if you don’t hire an architect you take the risk of getting a lot of things wrong, and that can be very costly.
So I created Balanced Home Design 101: The Fundamentals of Creating a Sustainable and Wellness-Centered Home Course to start to bridge the gap between going it alone and hiring a pricey architect, because everyone deserves to live in a beautiful, comfortable, healthy home.
Balanced Home Design 101: The Fundamentals of Creating a Sustainable and Wellness-Centered Home
is officially open for enrollment!
This is an independent study course. You have immediate access to the full course and bonuses.
What's inside the course?
Module 1: Sustainable and Healthy Home Background
This module will lay the groundwork for understanding what a sustainable, wellness-centered, healthy home actually is and why we all need to be living in healthy homes. It will give you actionable advice to start making change to your house now and to start creating a list of materials for your renovation or new build.
Module 2: Project Goal Setting
Getting clear on your goals and intentions for your renovation or new build is what's going to set you up for success and allow you to create a home that truly aligns with your lifestyle. This will save you time, money and overwhelm throughout the design and construction process! In this module, you'll go through the step-by-step process to create your goals and priorities list that you can share with your project team.
Module 3: The Top 10 Sustainable and Healthy Home Must-Have's
This module dives into the 10 most important design considerations that every eco-friendly, wellness-centered home needs to consider. Knowing these 10 design strategies will cut down on the overwhelm and the amount of decisions you need to make throughout the design process.
The 3 modules of the course are designed to set you up for a successful project start, but these bonuses are a helpful accompaniment for anyone navigating the design process.
The Non-Toxic Materials Guide for your sustainable, wellness-Centered home
This guide will give you a jump start on your sustainable, non-toxic materials research and will save you countless hours trying to research products on your own.
Your Healthy Home Report Canva Template
Access the exact template I use to create a beautiful, easy to follow report that compiles all the most important pre-design information. This report is perfect to be able to share with your architect, contractor, or any other team member. All you have to do is plug in your own project goals and images.
How To Choose a contractor for your sustainable, wellness-centered home
Finding a contractor that aligns with your sustainable, wellness-centered values can be tricky. This video lesson gives you advice on how to select a contractor and includes a checklist of questions to ask potential contractors.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, this course will be a wonderful companion to working with an architect. The course is going to help you get clear on your goals so you can confidently express your goals to your team. It will also introduce the most important sustainable and healthy home design concepts that your architect might not be familiar with. The more information and clarity you can bring to the discussions with your architect, the more successful your project will be.
Yes! While the best time to learn this info and get clear on your project goals is as early as you can, it's never too late in the design phase to figure out your goals and understand how to make a healthy home.
No. This is an introductory course that teaches you the first steps to designing a home. You'll learn the value of creating a sustainable, health and wellness focused home, you'll figure out your project goals so that you stay on track throughout the entire design and construction process, saving you time, money and heartache, and you'll learn the key design strategies that need to be included in your renovation or new build.
Module 2 of the course is all about finding clarity in your project goals and creating a priorities list so you know exactly what is important to you and your family. Being very clear on your desired outcomes simplifies the decision making process, saving you time, and allows you to effectively communicate with your design and construction team so you know your home will be built the way you want it without making costly design changes through the design and construction phases. Module 3 teaches you design strategies that can save you money throughout all the days living in your future home.
Yes it will! This course covers universal information about the dangers of unhealthy homes and materials, walks you through how to create your priorities, and teaches you the most important design strategies for a healthy and sustainable home. All of this information is applicable no matter where in the world you live.
The Healthy Materials Guide bonus is US specific. Though many of the products can be purchased globally.
I know how hard it is to find the time for anything extra, so I made this course as efficient as possible! I recommend taking 3-4 weeks to go through this course. You can expect to spend about 2 hours each week to go through the course material and do the accompanying work.
Forever! You will never lose access to the course. This is perfect if you're just starting to think about your renovation or new build but aren't quite in the design phase yet. You can study the course material now (which will set you up for massive success to be so well prepared in advance), then review it again as your design project gets closer.
You can! You don't need an architect to design a sustainable, health and wellness focused house for you, but you do need to understand some key design features that belong in eco-friendly and healthy homes. This course gives you the background knowledge so you know what to include in your home and why they're so important.
That is a very risky move. There is SO MUCH misinformation online and in the construction trade about healthy and sustainable homes. Most information online is not coming from expert sources and much of it is inaccurate. And there is a lot of conflicting information! There's also a lot of greenwashing (falsely saying something is healthy and eco-friendly). Plus it will take a lot longer to hunt and peck around the internet trying to find the information you're looking for.
This course also goes deep into understanding your project goals so you know exactly what you need to do to your house to make it the eco-friendly, healthy, calm, and comfortable home you want it to be.
My #1 goal is to make sure you're happy and prepared to begin your healthy home project. If you have watched the videos, used the resources, and put in the work, and you feel like the course hasn't helped, I'll work to make it right.