Top 2023 Wellness Products And Trends From Design & Construction Week

Design & Construction Week is one of my must-go events every year. Combining the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and International Builder’s Show, along with other smaller gatherings for the trade, it’s the top expo for seeing the latest and greatest new releases and trends. I wrote about the top wellness-enhancing finds at DCW for Forbes.com this week. You can read that here, and join me and my contributors for a Clubhouse conversation this afternoon too!

Electric fireplace with a white mantle, white walls and bookcase and white couch.

New, realistic-looking electric fireplaces enhance safety, health, comfort and joy
(Photo: Heat & Glo)



I wrote about the one-year anniversary of the Ukraine war on Friday, which may seem like an odd fit for a design blog! But there is a surprise tie-in. It turns out that Ukraine has a thriving interior design industry, and it has great products at great prices for American and Canadian builders and designers. You can read more about that in my Forbes.com article here.

hotel room with bed, settee and side table.

Hotelier Jeff Michels has specified Ukrainian furniture, textiles and design services for his rooms.





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



Here are links to Clubhouse recordings from past sessions.

2023 Recordings:

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

2022 Recordings:

2021 Recordings:



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


Laundry room with bench, hooks, hangers and LG WashTower combo washer/dryer. Will New Fed Cyber Security Program Rival Energy Star In Popularity? - When I'm shopping for appliances, I always look for the Energy Star label.  It's right up there in importance with price, durability, brand, size and style. The next time I need a new home product, appliance, electronic or connected fitness gear, I'm also going to be looking for its U.S. Cyber Trust Mark label. Continue Reading
Dramatic storm surge for homes along waterfront. Hurricane Season is Now Upon Us: Is Your Home Fortified Against Damage? - I learned in the process that not only does FORTIFIED dramatically improve a home's chances of withstanding storm damage, it also reduces owners' insurance costs and increases the resale value of their asset! That's a triple win! Continue Reading
Yellow lab puppy pulling throw off of couch with its teeth. Wellness Design Goes To The Dogs — 16 Pro Tips For Pup Safety - Even though I don't have a dog, I was among the multitudes horrified by the killing of her 14 month old pointer Cricket by South Dakota governor Kristi Noem. That ugly moment from her memoir got me thinking about the many ways that loving owners — or pet parents, if you prefer — can unintentionally… Continue Reading
Home fitness space with two yoga mats, barre and mirror. Wellness Real Estate Is Surging – What Are the Top Home Features? - The new real estate report from the Global Wellness Institute didn't surprise me. I've been watching interest in – and demand for – healthy house features surge in the years since the pandemic drove us all home four years ago. It confirmed what I've been seeing and added some valuable insights. Continue Reading
Kitchen with open wine rack, multiple wall ovens and porcelain top with smart panel. New Technology From Spanish Brand Streamlines Kitchen Countertops - Take a look at this counter intelligence feature and let me know your thoughts! (Some industry pros shared theirs in the piece.) Continue Reading
Garage with EV charger and solar panel backup battery storage units. Front of electric car showing. Add Resilience to Your Home (Bonus Chapter Excerpt) and Mother’s Day Gift Ideas - I'm thrilled to share an excerpt on adding resilience to your home that published Saturday in the San Diego Union-Tribune. The last time I had a piece on the front page of the Home + Garden section was when Wellness by Design published in 2020 and they excerpted the section on creating a home fitness… Continue Reading
Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS,  MCCWC

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

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