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. I share them here in my latest piece for Forbes.com. I also thought it would be helpful to know which wellness features are boosting home sales. I include those details too!

Home fitness space with two yoga mats, barre and mirror.

Residential wellness real estate with home workout features enhance the household’s fitness potential and the home’s value.
[Photo Courtesy of Designer: Ana Cummings, DDA, IDC, CAPS; Photographer: Steve Dutchesen // Wellness by Design (Simon & Schuster), (c) J. Gold, 2020]



If you have a copy of my award-winning 2020 Wellness by Design book from Simon & Schuster, you’re also able to access a FREE copy of my new Bonus Chapter, chock full of timely new information about making your home safer, healthier, more resilient and updated for how we live now! Its Flex Rooms section talks about creating home fitness zones in existing rooms!




I was delighted to share insights for a Success magazine article on creating a home space that supports mindfulness.



You can catch my WELLNESS WEDNESDAY recorded interviews on a range of safe, healthy home topics in my archives here:

  • 2023 Interviews – Allergies, Music Spaces, Dementia, Outdoor Kitchens, Man Caves and More!
  • 2022 Interviews – Noise Reduction, Work from Home, Garages, Back to School, Pets and More!
  • 2021 Interviews – Fitness Rooms, Laundry Rooms, Outdoor Living, Smart Home Technology, Self Care Spaces and More!



Here are a few links from around the web to enhance your home, health, safety and life:






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Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS,  MCCWC

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

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