Mindful home construction continues to be one of 2023’s most significant trends. As a team that has built custom homes in Vancouver for almost 25 years, many of our clients see the home as a sanctuary to escape stress and distraction, to disconnect from a perpetually plugged-in digital world.
Mindfulness is on the rise as a trend in general. It’s a way to overcome the fleeting bursts of attention that have become commonplace as too many things and people compete for our attention. We speak and act mindfully. We eat and exercise mindfully. Unsurprisingly, mindfulness has also become a part of interior design and home construction—and it shows no sign of slowing down.
Mindful home construction is about more than craftsmanship. Mindful construction considers the needs and preferences of the homeowners, even ahead of considerations such as functionality and digitalization. The mindful home typically consists of open spaces and large panoramic windows. Stylistically, this architecture historically takes some queues from places of worship—temples, churches, etc.—spaces where people go to relax and reflect. As Vancouver home builders, we realize this trend through simple steps like muted aesthetics, natural materials, and beautiful geometry, which can appear almost meditative in nature.
While interpretations of the mindful home can and do vary by project, the purpose of the mindful home is to act as a refuge, allowing occupants to cast off their daily worries and stress. Today, the mindful home is most typically realized through open, uncluttered spaces where natural, sustainable materials and finishes interact harmoniously and beautifully like a mental detox.
When clients come to us with architectural plans, our purpose is to realize a beautifully customized home that meets their vision. Most often, the key lies in fleshing out our clients’ preferences to create a home that elevates mood and mental health. As experienced Vancouver home builders, we draw on vast knowledge to support our clients. For example, one of the key elements in home construction is light, which has a tremendous influence on mood and energy. Dimmable, human-centric lighting is important for relaxation or creating a brighter, cheerful mood. We can customize rooms for hobbies and activities like yoga, painting, workouts, and reading. We also work to create spaces for objects of reflection—possessions filled with joy and meaning for our clients.
A custom-built home can be a wonderful step towards a more mindful life. Today, we’re working with clients to realize their vision for mindful home construction in Vancouver through open concepts, minimalist shapes, and natural, muted colours and materials that work in greater harmony with the natural environment.
By working carefully with our clients to select building materials, lighting, finishes, and more, we craft mindfully built homes infused with personal style and meaning to create a sanctuary where the mind can relax and turn inward.