The term “beauty” has all but been eradicated from the vernacular of architects and designers for over 100 years. The era of Modernism, based on reductionist, minimalist, intellectually justified aesthetics has resulted in a built environment that fails to meet one of the most fundamental human needs; the feeling of pleasure through the experience of beauty!
We are mentally and emotionally impacted by our surroundings, whether we consciously realize it or not. The science of neuroaesthetics helps us understand more about how we’re affected by the built environment around us. Utilizing this knowledge can help us combine useful design techniques to create homes that better support mental health and wellbeing.
Our Sick Home blog series has been packed with TONS of useful tips, tricks, and insider information for designing a healthy home. To wrap up the series, here’s a distilled summary with helpful direct links to the most valuable resources for building materials, contractors, and products that have supported our clients over the years.
It’s become common knowledge that what flows out of your faucets at home likely contains MANY things other than the pure hydrogen and oxygen molecules your body requires to sustain life.
Even the EPA admits that tap water at home “can reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.”
Electrical pollution has become a controversial topic, but don’t let the mass confusion and differing opinions prevent you from finding the professionals able to successfully produce efficient, appropriately grounded, and clean electricity throughout your entire home.
GOOD NEWS! There ARE things you can do to prevent mold and air quality issues in your home! Follow these 6 Genius Steps to prevent issues before they arise. And if you suspect you already have mold issues, we offer some reputable sources here for seeking answers and remediation.
When it comes to hiring an HVAC contractor your builder is typically the one who chooses who gets the job, but should you always go with your builder’s recommendation? What are your options? And does it really matter which HVAC contractor they choose?
This week we’re shining a bright light on the darker side of the home design and building industry. The story we share here might be hard to believe.
Trying to communicate potential dangers to our clients when it comes time to make decisions about which contractors to hire can be like pulling teeth because the issues discussed here are legally kept hidden with non-disclosure agreements.
Homeowners don’t know what homeowners don’t know! And sometimes, what you don’t know can hurt you…physically and financially.
This week, in the fifth post of the Sick Home Series, we’ve teamed up with Christine and Mike Macke who are ready to share their story. They’re determined to educate others so the nightmare they had to live through is never experienced by another unsuspecting homeowner.
Do NOT be fooled by the cheaper HVAC contractor bid! Most homeowners opt to go with the more affordable HVAC contractor when building their new home. And this makes sense. Why wouldn’t you? We’ve all been taught to shop around and find the best deal.
I am Jenny Pippin, founder of Pippin Home Designs and creator of my own inspired living. I grew up as an ordinary southern girl, working in the fields of my family’s tobacco farm. It didn’t take me long to realize I had greater gifts and so I chose to step into my power and create my own path in life, inspired by my heart’s true passion. (More on my personal story HERE!)