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August 15 at #KBtribechat – Peace of Mind Solutions for Health

A kitchen design discussion

Hosted by Toni Sabatino

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“Wellness” is a term that you hear quite often lately. Peace of mind
adds to good health. What can we do with kitchen design to promote a
sense of well being? Some of my thoughts are good ventilation,
thoughtful storage and a simplicity of materials for low VOC and easy
clean. More thinking takes it a step further with wellness being related
to how we eat and how that relates to appliances and food prep. I would
like to see your thoughts around this trend of wellness in the home.

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My KBtribechat questions: 

What kind of design image does the term wellness inspire in the kitchen?
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How does the design of the kitchen ease the burden of preparing fresh
food? Do you find usefulness in things like sinks with accessories such
as cutting boards and colanders and herb savers in the frig?

Are clients interested learning about current technologies? I install
more steam ovens and very few microwaves as the nutritional value of the
food is much better. Do you find yourself educating your clients about
benefits of steam cooking for creating healthier meals? Induction
cooking for cleaner air?

I think lighting has a major effect on our sense of well being. Please
share any kitchen related lighting ideas, especially for those urban
spaces that limited natural light.

Do you find yourself looking for the healthiest choices in materials?
Are you considering the VOC emissions when determining the performance
of a product? What are some of your favorite products when thinking
about “healthy kitchens” and why?

Do you think of living in place or aging in place concepts when you
think of wellness? What design features and specialty appliances, tech
or gadgets do you find work best for people of any ability?

Less clutter generally creates more peace of mind. Show your best
storage solutions for ease of use.

Technology that counts your steps, calories and other health relates
features is everywhere. How do you say tech playing a role in the
kitchen?

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Designing Healthy Spaces

The intersection of design with health and wellness was a trending topic last week during Design and Construction Week.  This topic is far reaching as our design and material choices affect our clients in many ways.

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Designing in good ergonomics is important for our client’s longterm health and safety.

Q1. In what ways do you include ergonomic principles when designing kitchens or bathrooms?

Q2. In what ways can we plan for client safety in the spaces we design?

Q3.  Please share tips for designing spaces that feel good to be in. What are the important factors in this regard?

Color choices can affect mental health!

Q4.  Are there go to colors or hues that elevate mood? Please share your ideas including pictures!

Q5. What tips do you have regarding designing spaces that reduce stress?

Healthy material choices not only affect indoor air quality but it’s important to know how they affect the environment and if they are sustainabie.

Q6. What are your go to healthy material choices for the kitchen or bathroom? Why?

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