Joining the Wellness Real Estate Movement

By: Kate HambletFebruary 16, 2022

I am fortunate to be a contributing writer to the monthly magazine WellnessRE. This is a publication focusing on wellness real estate and is full of helpful advice, research, and perspective of the wellness real estate movement. The magazine itself is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to improve their home but it’s also full of easy-to-access content around living a healthy lifestyle.

So what exactly is Wellness Real Estate?

Wellness real estate is a relatively new movement that prioritizes wellness in the conception, design, and creation of our homes. It began with the avant-garde of architects, builders, and developers putting well-being at the center of their individual and community-based projects. At its core, it’s a holistic approach to our built environment and one that believes the spaces we inhabit can and should improve our health. It seeks to reverse the trend of poor design and toxic materials which all too often are detrimental to our physical and mental wellbeing. 

(No surprise here but the market for wellness real estate is growing rapidly, having nearly doubled since 2017 and is now worth around $275 billion globally.)

So as you can probably surmise, the wellness real estate mission aligns very nicely with what I’m doing here at Balanced Architecture. Hence my excitement to contribute to WellnessRE magazine.  

What to Look For in WellnessRE

As I mentioned, the magazine comes out once a month and the content can be quite varied. The editors employ a great group of contributing writers to cover all aspects of wellness. Yes, there is a focus on real estate and how to improve homes but you’ll also find articles on healthy eating, mindfulness, sleep hygiene. This month’s edition focuses on keeping our pets healthy! 

My Contribution this Month

In this month’s edition I talk about my 10 Healthy Home Elements. These are ideas that are relevant for anyone building a new home, renovating an existing one or just looking to upgrade their current space. At a high level, these elements provide the framework that I use for every healthy home I create. An ideal home will hit all of these but realistically just covering some of these elements will improve the average home. And as you’ll see, many of these healthy home elements don’t require a large budget or significant work. 

I hope you enjoy this introduction to WellnessRE and my contribution. As always, I welcome feedback! 

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