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The Science of a Happy Home

2020 Report

How happy is your home?

How would you rate your satisfaction with your home on a scale of 0-10?

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90% of those most satisfied with their home say it makes them feel relaxed

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The Science of a Happy Home

We all want to live in a happy home. However, when it comes to designing our homes and using them day to day, happiness isn’t always at the forefront. We think it should be. That’s why, at Resi, we want to change the conversation.

To do this we’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.

We now use this report to not only shape the homes we design, but also to push for change in the housing sector at large. Inspired by the report and this aim, our new podcast features conversations with expert guests from the world of architecture and design.

The Science of a Happy Home

We all want to live in a happy home. However, when it comes to designing our homes and using them day to day, happiness isn’t always at the forefront. We think it should be. That’s why, at Resi, we want to change the conversation.

To do this we’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.

We now use this report to not only shape the homes we design, but also to push for change in the housing sector at large. Inspired by the report and this aim, our new podcast features conversations with expert guests from the world of architecture and design.

Happy home report

We’ve identified six qualities of a Happy Home

Our research has honed in on six qualities that help create happiness at home.

Happy home adaptable

Adaptable

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.

Happy home sociable

Connected

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.

Happy home mirror

Mirrors

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.

Happy home nourishing

Nourishing

To be nourishing our homes should provide the conditions we need to thrive, optimising everything from light levels to air and sound quality.

Happy home relaxed

Relaxed

After a long day our home should help us switch off, with spaces that make us feel calm, comfortable and at ease.

Happy home worry

Secure

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.

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Happy Homes Resources

We’ve developed a range of resources for those who’d like to explore the Happy Homes research further

“I thought my home was a happy space, but I can now see how much room there is to improve this…”

- Sandra, 42, London

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