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NUGGETS FROM THE WORLD OF RESIDENTIAL DESIGN
Add a Fireplace To Your Home for Wellness and Resale!

I’ve always loved having a fireplace. One of my favorite ways to end a long day at Chez J, my suburban San Diego area townhouse, is sitting on my couch, fireplace on, feet up on my ottoman, a mug of herbal tea in hand. Turns out, I’m onto something here!

One of my health experts shared a study in my latest article that says relaxing in front of a fire can help your mind and body destress. Heck, yeah! (The fact that having a fireplace also enhances the appeal of a real estate listing is also a plus.) Here’s just about everything you could want to know about adding a fire feature to your home — inside or out.

My three expert sources will be WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS guest moderators this afternoon on Clubhouse. You can join in at 4 pm ET, 1 pm PT here.

Biofuel fireplace with TV above in large living room with skylight.

New fireplace options include biofuels (shown here) and electric for
safer, healthier, more eco-friendly use

(THYME & PLACE DESIGN / SHARON L SHERMAN / PETER RYMWID PHOTOGRAPHY)

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Bathroom with freestanding tub, floor to ceiling window with nature view and fireplace.

COMING IN 2023

What other topics do you want to hear about in the new year? Comment below and let me know.

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PAST CLUBHOUSE RECORDINGS

Here are links to Clubhouse recordings from past sessions.

2023 Recordings:

2022 Recordings:

2021 Recordings:

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GOLD DUST

Here are a few links that could be helpful to you in living a safe, healthy life at home:

  • Technology-related:  How to Scrub Personal Information from your Electronics —  AARP
  • Health-related: Light Sleepers (How Light Disrupts Sleep) — Washington Post via San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Design-related:  Depression Rooms — New York Times (Gift Link)

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Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS,  MCCWC

Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC
San Diego, CA

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