Alex Depledge, CEO & Founder of RESI commissioned a project called The Science of a Happy Home. They’ve identified six qualities of a Happy Home after they’ve surveyed 4000 UK residents, taking their answers and combining them with the best existing research, to develop The Science of a Happy Home Report (download the full report at the end of this blog).
RESI findings confirm feng shui insights and environmental psychology research about happy homes. You can take part in RESI The Science of a Happy Home survey – go to the end of the blog.
The Science of a Happy Home checklist
1. Adaptable – Can meet changing needs
Adaptable homes are able to meet our changing needs and respond to our daily rhythms, as well as the long term changes in our lives.
2. Connected – Provides space to interact
A home is a place to connect, giving us the space to interact with family and friends while also maintaining our relationship to the outside world.
3. Mirrors – Reflects who we are
Who we are should shape where we live. A home should be a mirror which reflects our values and personalities – uniquely tailored to who we are.
4. Nourishing – Provides healthy conditions
To be nourishing our homes should provide the conditions we need to thrive, optimising everything from light levels to air and sound quality.
5. Relaxed – Makes us feel at home
After a long day our home should help us switch off, with spaces that make us feel calm, comfortable and at ease.
6. Secure – Provides shelter, safety & stability
Homes that are secure provide us with shelter, safety and stability, and we don’t have too much to worry about in terms of looking after them.
You can take part in RESI The Science of a Happy Home survey