#149 Linda Kafka from Livable Canada is back and talking more Wellness Building – Healthy Options for your home
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We open the show with a few shout outs to @marescarpentry @galeforcemasonry @oliverlumber Ian reached out, needed to have a couple of custom planter boxes made out of Ipe, I reached out to Gary Mares, picked up the lumber from Oliver Lumber and things are being built, the power and positivity of Social Media. Thanks guys and looking forward to seeing them.

A fan mail and question, Darrel Kwan from @dk_tile asks us how to handle the next job when the current job is running late or being added to possibly delaying the start of the next project. Great question.

We are back at @venturexoakville recording the show in their amazing boardroom. What a great facility, please check them out guys.

On with the show about wellness and the home, how important is this topic? Over to you Linda. She is Well AP Certified - https://www.wellcertified.com 65% of your time is spent in your home, 90% of your time is indoors, imagine how much healthier your home and life should be? Linda is simply asking that you present options to your clients, present wellness options and Jim goes even further and suggests line items offering “healthy” options for product selections. There is a builder right now building wellness homes, Andrew Guido with Erth Homes https://erth.com/about/ Linda discusses Circadian Lighting and the positive effects on the mind, body and soul. Wellness isn’t about trends, sorry HGTV, it’s about the science of how to build your home, how your home is supposed to make you feel. You have two nervous systems, your parasympathetic and your sympathetic nervous systems, one is your fight and flight and the other boots your serotonin. Check out the Chive Plant Store location https://chive.ca find out how plants can change your home for the better. Zinco is another great supplier of green roof products, https://zinco-greenroof.com check them out @zinco_canada

Linda discusses ageless design, we never really want what our parents had and these days we have to think about new ways to build with smarter homes, taking AI Smart home Tech to new levels to benefit the homeowner for decades. Consider purchasing a VOC air monitoring device, and use that device on your next client meeting and see what gets revealed. Wellness in your home will actually impact your family’s health more than a Doctor can. Think about that for a moment. Consider adding a new line item to your estimate, the Heathier Options for your clients and their home. Be a Changemaker, embrace building for the ageless, the wellness because one day you will be building for your own ageless and wellness home.

What an amazing show and thank you Linda so much for sharing so much, educating us and our listeners on building healthier. Thank you. Find Linda at the following @livablebydesign @livablecanada linda@livablecanada.comwww.livablecanada.com Livable Environment Conference coming October 26-29 2021 please check it out, don’t want to miss that show.

Find Jim Caruk @jimcaruk and @carukhallconstruction and Manny @hardcorerenos

Don’t forget TCL M.A.P. is coming June 2021 stay tuned to find out more.

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