As we celebrate World Environment Day on June 5, it’s a great time to highlight the importance of how our homes impact the environment and explore how the environment can be incorporated into home design for overall wellness.
Kitchen Design Concepts is a leading home remodeling firm that has been transforming homes across the Dallas metroplex. The company specializes in creating customized spaces that reflect clients’ unique tastes and lifestyles while also optimizing the use of space. The company’s co-founder and CEO, Mary Kathryn Reese, has shared some tips about how to incorporate energy efficiency and natural elements into home design, as we celebrate World Environment Day.
Mary Kathryn has seen a recent trend in client projects surrounding energy efficiency and how a deeper connection to the outdoors can increase wellness.
Clients are asking for alternate energy sources and electric car charging stations to be incorporated into designs. Not only do alternative energy sources provide money and energy-saving opportunities for homeowners, but the longevity of the home will also be more comfortable and durable. From appliances and windows to insulation and lighting, there are a variety of options homeowners can consider when looking to create a more sustainable home in the remodeling process.
In addition to energy efficiency, homeowners are recognizing the benefits of bringing elements of the outdoors inside. Clients are trading traditional white and gray color selections for earth tones, accented by natural elements such as wood, stone, and organic textiles as a way of bringing the serenity of the outdoors into the home.
Homeowners are also placing value on immersing themselves in the outdoors. A study cited by the United States Department of Agriculture, states that being outside in nature is relaxing, and reduces stress, cortisol levels, muscle tension, and heart rates, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. The value placed on the outdoors has contributed to a trend in home remodeling projects of increased outdoor living and outdoor kitchen spaces so homeowners may be outdoors among luxuriously designed space that is optimal for hosting, entertaining, and relaxing.
Kitchen Design Concepts specializes in building beautiful and functional kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor living spaces. The firm’s team of NARI Certified remodeling professionals is dedicated to creating both eye-catching and functional spaces in homes within budgetary requirements. To learn more, visit kitchendesignconcepts.com.