Do you want your home to represent who you are at your core?
Customizing your home requires getting to know what makes YOU unique!
As part of our YOU-Inspired Discovery Process we, at Pippin Home Designs, learn what you’re passionate about, what your dreams are, and how you want to live into your future.
We discuss the topics most valuable to YOU. We call these Value Enhancers because they increase the value of your home and the value of your LIFE!
Over the last few months, we’ve discussed in depth the following 6 Value Enhancers: 1) Finances & Desires, 2) Ease & Comfort, 3) Flow & Harmony, 4) Health & Vitality, 5) Love & Happiness, and 6) Fun & Enjoyment.
This blog is the highlight reel, shining a bright light on the biggest takeaways.
First, I remind you of the importance of getting in touch with your deepest desires. Then, I cover the key points of each value enhancer.
What do You Really Want?
Remember when you were a kid, and you ran around telling everybody what you wanted all the time? You knew exactly what you wanted for Christmas, for your birthday, at the toy store, and at the grocery store.
Maybe you don’t remember, yet I can almost guarantee this was an integral part of your childhood. And it likely drove your parents nuts. Which is why you may have been taught to stop asking for what you wanted. After all, your parents didn’t want to raise spoiled children. And though this is to be expected and considered socially acceptable, being instructed to not express your wants conditioned you to eventually become deeply out of touch with your desires.
I encourage you to get back in touch with what you want! Spend some time with yourself thinking about what inspires you and what your wildest dreams would look like.
The only way to design a YOU-Inspired Life
is to get clear on what inspires YOU!
Design the home AND life of your dreams by considering the following 6 value enhancers…
Let’s talk about ways that you can get more of what you want with the budget you have. Nearly every client wants more than what their current budget can support. The good news is this is NOT a deal breaker!
Pro Tip 1: Design your home to be built in actionable phases to accommodate your above-budget desires.
Pippin Solution: We create a masterplan design that includes everything you desire, taking into
consideration what you’re able to afford now and what you can plan for future completion. The
masterplan unfolds in phases when you’re ready. Phase 1 seamlessly rolls into phase 2 without having
to knock down walls or add plumbing as an afterthought.
Pro Tip 2: Where you spend your money upfront matters.
Pippin Solution: Do not skimp or cut corners on what is behind the walls because it’s a lot harder to
up-grade these choices later. If on a super tight budget use the pricier energy-efficient foam insulation
only in the attic and the more affordable batt or other blown-in insulation in the walls and floors. It’s
like wearing a hat in the winter; you want one to help you keep warm because heat escapes from the
top of your head (and the roof of your house) fastest.
Pro Tip 3: Assemble your Team EARLY in the process and hire an Interior Designer.
Pippin Solution: Your Team consists of all the professionals needed to complete your home
successfully. Assembling your entire Team at the beginning of the process assures everyone works
together to develop the best solutions for you, helping the project move along smoothly. Involving an
Interior Designer early in the design process will help guide you to the best finish material options for
your budget and will often save you more than their fees will cost.
Designing Your Desires
Now that you know your current budget does not have to be a limiting factor, let your heart do the speaking and pay attention to what inspires you most!
Click HERE for full Finances & Desires post.
Everyone wants their lives to be easier, but few realize that ease can be designed into your home, and even fewer realize how economical an easier life can be.
What if your home was designed to simplify tasks, control climate, improve your health and wellness, AND reduce your utility bills? We refer to these highly capable homes as Pippin IMPACT Homes and they are the homes of the future!
IMPACT: Intentionally Maximizing Performance Adaptability & Comfort for Tomorrow
9 Homeowner Benefits of Pippin IMPACT Homes
…these all provide an instant return on your investment, too!
1. Increased Comfort: Stable indoor temperatures, fewer drafts and better humidity control, daylighting based on the path of the sun.
2. Unparalleled Ease: Functionality designed into every space.
3. Peak Health & Wellness: Superb air purification creates healthier indoor air quality, materials without toxins, plenty of sunlight, healthy spaces accentuate views of the natural surroundings.
4. Enhanced Energetics: Implementing feng shui practices, inviting positive chi energy, enhancing the way you FEEL in your home; balance, peace, calm, and joy.
5. Environmentally Friendly: Considering eco-friendly materials, reduction in waste, longevity of construction methods, and a smaller carbon footprint.
6. Lower Operating Costs: Less expensive utility bills due to energy and water efficiency measures.
7. Low Consumption of Resources: During construction AND throughout lifetime.
8. Reduction in Repair Costs and Maintenance: Using highly durable building materials and carefully considering the environment the home is built into.
9. Accessibility (link): Accommodates guests and/or residents with mobility limitations, ease for visitors of all abilities, age-in-place with grace.
Designing for Ease & Comfort
Click HERE for full Ease & Comfort post.
Flow and harmony take into consideration elements you rarely notice yet have a profound effect on your life. It involves the understanding of energetics and how energy is emitted and received by natural elements.
Feng shui is the art of balancing the opposing forces of positive (yang) energy and negative (yin) energy, otherwise known collectively as chi.
When chi is balanced throughout the home it lifts
our spirits and supports health and well-being!
Designing for Flow & Harmony
Click HERE for full Flow & Harmony post.
4. Health & Vitality
Health is not simply the absence of illness. True health is the manifestation of an optimized life. Mind, body, and soul cohesively integrate to support physical wellness, authentic self-expression, inspiration, and joyful living.
A healthy mind FEELS happy, calm, peaceful and thinks from the foundations of love, creativity, abundance, and authenticity.
A welcoming exterior makes you feel happy, excited, and proud to return home each day.
Create Mental Health
Creativity greatly reduces your chances for dementia,
improves mental health, and even makes you smarter!
Inspired by Nature
Outdoor living spaces and abundant windows with views fosters inspiration
by allowing you to witness the natural creative processes of the planet.
Click HERE for full Healthy Mind post.
Considering Americans, on average, spend up to 93% of their lives inside (link);
indoor air quality is paramount to your physical health.
problems, memory loss, depression, anxiety, and even reproductive problems.
When cooking at home is made to be enjoyable it’s far easier to obtain a healthier diet.
The bedroom is the most important room of the home.
It’s where we sleep to rejuvenate ourselves at the end of each day.
Click HERE for full Healthy Body post.
Your soul is what makes you truly unique! Your soul is different from all other souls in this world, which means your desires, dreams, and inspirations are unique to you.
Feed your soul by creating spaces for your passions, talents, and the activities that make you FEEL authentically you.
Click HERE for full Healthy Soul post.
Humans are hardwired to love! We need love and happiness in order to thrive in life. Allow your home to support your particular expressions of love.
Say YES to designing in the spaces that foster deep-rooted love for self and others.
Designing for Love & Happiness
Click HERE for full Love & Happiness post.
George Bernard Shaw reminds us “we don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing”.
Life is meant to be enjoyed and fun should be made a priority!
So, pay attention to how you feel and what YOU consider to be fun! Focus on what brings YOU joy! Incorporate these elements right into your home. Play, sing, laugh, and dance your way to a healthier, happier, YOU-Inspired life!
Click HERE for full Fun & Enjoyment post.
Be YOU!!! You are perfect and wonderful exactly the way you are, with your quirks and unique intricacies.
Designing one-of-a-kind homes that are unique to each client is what keeps this work and this life interesting.
Since you’ve spent the time to create the person that you are, we only feel it’s right to spend the time to get to know you and what would bring you the most joy.
We aspire to create a home that is an extension of you, such that you feel inspired and fully supported in your everyday life.
I intend to bring enhanced value into your life and your home!
Inspired by YOU,
Jenny Pippin, CPBD, FAIBD, CGP
Pippin Home Designs
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!)