Designing a Kitchen with Wellness in Mind
Homeowners get help from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery to create kitchen suites that support healthy lifestyles with technology, aesthetics, and function.
Ask a person to define what wellness is, and they may fire off critical components such as a varied, wholesome diet, regular exercise, great medical care, or work/life balance.
As our understanding of “healthy living” expands, our home design strategies are adapting to create an environment that supports this knowledge. The experts at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, our Sunset Idea House partner, are tuned into the latest research and ready to help homeowners make critical decisions for their kitchen, lighting, and bathroom design needs.
“New discoveries about the interconnectedness of home and holistic health become an inspiration for reflecting our desired state of wellness in our kitchen and bath design,” says Stefanie Stroud, whose title at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery is category lighting specialist showrooms/builder for Southern California and Hawaii.
Take, for example, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery’s Human Centric Lighting—part of an industry trend that takes into account how artificial light stimulates the brain, in positive and negative ways, and how access to plentiful natural light can ensure a happier, healthier brain.
“Science has shown that artificial light simulating changes in natural daylight can help stabilize our day/night biorhythms, boost our sense of well-being, and improve our health,” adds Stroud. “There are a few ways we can design lighting in a home to help achieve the same output from going outside.”
And what about stress? Selecting state-of-the-art appliances that communicate with homeowners through Wi-Fi connections can offer serious peace of mind, and Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery experts understand how to make that happen “to make your life smarter, easier, greener, safer, and healthier,” particularly in the kitchen, says Stroud.
The devices and appliances can communicate potential risks in real-time by transmitting an alert to the homeowner’s mobile device or shutting off an appliance or faucet that has been left on by mistake, preventing potential fires or flooding.
“Additionally, as the home industry continues to evolve and expand, we can achieve an optimal, desired level of health and happiness using emerging home technology,” says Stroud.
Stay tuned for more real-time updates from the Sunset Malibu Idea House, designed with input from the Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery experts, and the latest Monogram appliances.