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Healthy home design is where your healthy lifestyle and your love for protecting the planet meet. This podcast will help prepare you for your upcoming home renovation / addition or your new home build. It'll help guide you through the process of creating a home that'll enhance the health and happiness of your family, of all people on this earth, and of the earth itself.
Join licensed architect, Kate Hamblet as she dives into healthy home design topics such as sustainable design, reducing household toxins, creating a natural home, how to tackle the home planning process, and designing a functional and comfortable home.
When you live in a home designed for health and wellness, you're living in a home that allows you to easily prioritize self-care, that creates a better sleep environment, that boosts your immune system, that energizes you, that helps create more quality time with your family, that promotes happiness, and that protects the planet and all people on it.
A healthy home nourishes your body, your mind and the earth.

Healthy Home Design Kate Hamblet

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    • 4.7 • 20 Ratings

Healthy home design is where your healthy lifestyle and your love for protecting the planet meet. This podcast will help prepare you for your upcoming home renovation / addition or your new home build. It'll help guide you through the process of creating a home that'll enhance the health and happiness of your family, of all people on this earth, and of the earth itself.
Join licensed architect, Kate Hamblet as she dives into healthy home design topics such as sustainable design, reducing household toxins, creating a natural home, how to tackle the home planning process, and designing a functional and comfortable home.
When you live in a home designed for health and wellness, you're living in a home that allows you to easily prioritize self-care, that creates a better sleep environment, that boosts your immune system, that energizes you, that helps create more quality time with your family, that promotes happiness, and that protects the planet and all people on it.
A healthy home nourishes your body, your mind and the earth.

    053 // Getting your home design ideas out of your head and into a floor plan

    053 // Getting your home design ideas out of your head and into a floor plan

    Link to Blog Post that has ALL the links I mention in the eposide!!
    Are you ready to start designing your dream home, but have no idea how to get all the thoughts and ideas you have floating in your head down on paper?  
    If you’ve been thinking about your house design for a while, and have been saving Pinterest images and making inspiration boards, you have any idea of what you want, but you may be feeling lost on how you turn those ideas into a floor plan.
    If so, I’m going to walk you through 5 steps to get all the ideas out of your head and into a floor plan.
    It is soooo important to spend a lot of time working on the plans for your home renovation or a new build.  
    Even if you plan to hire an architect, I recommend spending time up front on your own working through your ideas and trying out some floor plan layout options.  This will allow you to have more meaningful and detailed conversations with your architect.
     
    What you’ll discover:
    5 key steps to get your home design right
    The most important thing to figure out for your new home or renovation
    How to create a program of spaces
    What a bubble diagram is and why this needs to be done before creating a floor plan
    The best tools for sketching floor plans
     
    Link to Blog Post that has ALL the links I mention in the eposide!!

    • 34 min
    052 // Interior Design Options For A Low-Maintenance And Durable House

    052 // Interior Design Options For A Low-Maintenance And Durable House

    In Part 2 of the How to design a durable house episode, we’re covering all things interior.  There are some great ways to make sure the inside of your home is easy to maintain, will keep you safe and healthy, and will last a long time.  We’ll get into materials, ventilation, lighting, and even storage!
    What you’ll discover:
    Why ventilation is key for a durable home and what kind you need
    Low-maintenance and durable flooring options
    Ways to make sure your floors and flooring systems last a long time
    How to make your home easy to clean
     

    • 27 min
    051 // Design Strategies for a Durable, Low-Maintenance House

    051 // Design Strategies for a Durable, Low-Maintenance House

    Creating a durable home is a big part of creating a sustainable and healthy home.  A durable home means that the house will last a long time and be relatively low-maintenance.  This will help save you money in the long run, so it’s well worth it.  It also helps maintain a healthy indoor environment and makes you more comfortable.  
    In this episode we’ll break down some of the big picture design strategies that you can incorporate into your renovation or new home design to make it a durable, sustainable, long-lasting, healthy, low-maintenance home.
     

    • 29 min
    050 // Biophilic Kitchen Design: Bringing Nature Into Your Home

    050 // Biophilic Kitchen Design: Bringing Nature Into Your Home

    Looking to create a kitchen that brings the beauty and tranquility of nature into your home?
    Tune into this week’s episode all about biophilic kitchen design!
    We’ll explore the benefits of incorporating natural elements into your kitchen, and learn how to design a space that's not only functional, but also calming and rejuvenating. This is  an insightful conversation about the intersection of nature and design in the heart of your home.
     
    What you’ll discover:
    What biophilic design is and why we need it
    How to avoid fleeting trends and design something that you’ll love forever
    Wellness kitchens and biophilic design
    Simple ways to connect to nature with kitchen design
     
    Links:
    View post with images.
    More on Wellness Kitchens
    Intro to Biophilic Design

    • 29 min
    049 // Hempcrete and Hempwool Building Solutions with Hempitecture

    049 // Hempcrete and Hempwool Building Solutions with Hempitecture

    Hempcrete is an amazing alternative building technique that fits into the category of natural building methods.  
    In this episode, I interview Mattie Mead, the founder and CEO of Hempitecture, a public benefit corporation that supplies hempcrete building materials and makes hempwool insulation.
    “Hempitecture was founded with the idea that healthy, sustainable materials can help build a better world. These materials can help build a better world by contributing to our health, saving energy, and storing carbon dioxide.
    They’re achieving their mission by focusing on biobased, natural building materials that are designed to replace conventional, toxic materials.”
    I am super intrigued by hempcrete construction, and I’d love to build out of hempcrete someday. I have a feeling by the end of this episode, you’ll love the material too!
    Mattie provides an in-depth understanding of what hempcrete is, how it works, and why it’s so good for you and the planet!
     
    Here’s what we cover:
    How hempcrete is made What the sustainability and health benefits are of hempcrete What the difference is between cast-in-place hempcrete and hempcrete blocks How the cost of hempcrete construction compares to a more standard high-performance wall assembly The benefits of hempwool insulation and where to install it  
    Links:
    Hempitecture.com
    buy.hempitecture.com
     

    • 56 min
    048 // 10 Sustainable Design Strategies for your home reno project or new build

    048 // 10 Sustainable Design Strategies for your home reno project or new build

    And we're back!
    This week we're exploring 10 sustainable design strategies that you can incorporate into your home renovation / addition or new build project.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Gtmommyof3 ,

Great advice that is hard to find!

I’m so thankful for your podcast. I started exploring nontoxic home materials several months ago but have found the information hard to find. Some of the books are a little too extreme for what I can do in my climate - meaning straw bale, rammed earth, etc. So far I’ve listened to several episodes and have found the information to be straightforward, applicable and I’m really looking forward to listening to more episodes. Thank you!

Alyssa Ruff ,

Great design podcast

I love thinking about how to design my home to make myself and family as happy and healthy as possible. This is one of the few podcasts I listen too. I think a lot of interior design blogs focus on how to make your house look like everyone elses (within a specific style) and nice/on-trend. It's great to have advice that is more focused on making your home the best place/space for you and your family.

cmu204 ,

Extremely useful information freely shared

This podcast is invaluable if you are thinking about building or remodeling your home.
Kate generously shared her knowledge of the latest and greatest in green/sustainable building and makes sure you remember that the goal is to build better or just for yourself, but for the planet.

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