As life evolves, so should our architecture.

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Modern is a home design style, not a lifestyle

Traditional floorplans are not well-planned

A good space creates good habits

Evolve your home design

Our way of living has evolved, but our architecture has not. Most of today’s homeowners attempt to fit their lives into a home created for the 20th century. These are homes that are simply built, not designed—they force us to confine our lives to the limitations of traditional architecture.

It is time for this approach to home design and architecture to change.

Design your home for your life, not your life for your home. When you do that, you can finally start to live in harmony with your space, creating an experience that will positively impact much more than your home, but your mind and body, too.

Modern is a home design style, not a lifestyle

All life is modern because it is happening right now. A well-designed home, no matter how it is dressed, is modern as long as it fits your needs.

In home design and architecture, the word modern is often misused or misunderstood. Modern is a style of design, not a lifestyle. Any room can be aesthetically modern, but just because the space is decorated with metal, glass, and other typically modern elements, does not mean that the design is suited to your lifestyle.

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Home design goes beyond aesthetics. Your home should be purposeful in every detail. From there, how you decorate your space should only affect the visuals, not the functionality.

Traditional, outdated floorplans can be designed with modern influences, but that does not overrule the fundamental dysfunctionality.

Traditional floorplans are not well-planned

The traditional, 20th-century layout no longer makes sense for today’s homeowners. For example, most of us do not use our dining rooms. If we do, it is sparingly. Similarly, we have no use for a second living room, or sitting room, that no one ever uses. These outdated rooms are wasted space that would be better utilized for more meaningful activities.

Think about how each room can serve multiple functions. You can still have the dining room, but it can also serve as a library. Instead of a sitting room, create a space for meditation or exercise. Whatever it is, the space must serve a purpose that is specific to you and your daily life.

A good space creates good habits

Purposeful, well-designed rooms enable good habits. Poorly designed rooms enable bad habits.

For example, if you work from home, you need a space to do so productively. A home office cannot be an afterthought, thrown into a basement without sunlight or fresh air, or set up haphazardly on the kitchen counter. That is poor design and, in this case, poor design negatively affects not only your home life but also your work life.

Similarly, if it brings you happiness to have your morning coffee outside, but there is no access to the outdoors from your kitchen, you are unlikely to create that healthy habit, even if you have a desire to do so. Additionally, if you want to start eating healthier and cooking with fresh ingredients, but your kitchen is not designed to make that as easy as possible, that desire gets pushed to the side for the sake of convenience. In these cases, poor design negatively affects your mental life and your physical health.

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Home design and architecture are much more than appearances. Your home influences every part of your being. Make that influence a positive one.

Evolve your home design

When each room serves a purpose, the home transcends just four walls and a roof. It becomes a positive influence and a tool for healthy, mindful living.

As a homeowner or person who is looking to build, it is important that you find a designer or architect who understands your needs and can create a space that allows you to be productive, healthy, and happy. Connect with us here, and let us help you discover more purposeful living.