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Our Happy Homes podcast helps you find the light in your living space with journalist Nichi Hodgson as your guide.

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Introducing the Happy Homes podcast

We all want to live in a happy home. However, when it comes to designing our homes and living day to day inside them, happiness isn’t always at the forefront. Why? At Resi, we want to change the conversation.

Presented by journalist Nichi Hodgson and inspired by Resi's 'The Science of Happy Homes' report, each episode features Nichi in conversation with stellar expert guests from the world of architecture and design who know just what it takes to make a house - or a flat or a maisonette - your happy space.

Subscribe now and unlock the happiness in your home.

Introducing the Happy Homes podcast

We all want to live in a happy home. However, when it comes to designing our homes and living day to day inside them, happiness isn’t always at the forefront. Why? At Resi, we want to change the conversation.

Presented by journalist Nichi Hodgson and inspired by Resi's 'The Science of Happy Homes' report, each episode features Nichi in conversation with stellar expert guests from the world of architecture and design who know just what it takes to make a house - or a flat or a maisonette - your happy space.

Subscribe now and unlock the happiness in your home.

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Featuring:

Ben channon

Ben Channon

The author of ‘Happy by Design’ and architectural expert.

Sadie morgan

Sadie Morgan

The founder of the Quality of Life Foundation, who specialises in wellness in the built environment.

Julia park

Julia Park

An architect and Head of Housing Research at Levitt Bernstein.

Mark hood

Mark Hood

Resi’s own Head of New Builds and expert in building from scratch.

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Ready to find the happiness in your home? Check out our podcast, with new episodes released weekly

Episode 8: To Move or Not To Move?

Released on 4th September 2020

To move or to renovate can be a million-dollar question. But how do you know decide when it's time to switch it up - and by what degree? For the final episode in the series, Nichi is joined by property expert Brooke Simons-Akwah and writer Jayne Dowle. NB. Listen out for the shaggy dog story!

Episode 7: Town, Country and Cottagecore!

Released on 28th August 2020

51 percent of us are considering a move to the country since the Covid pandemic swept through the UK - but just what does it take to leave city life behind? Hill House Vintage's Paula Sutton is one woman who's mastered it and shares her tips, while Resi's Sade Akinsanya celebrates the joys of cottagecore, growing your own veg AND being an IG style influencer. It's a packed and lively episode!

Episode 6: Design to save the planet!

Released on 21st August 2020

Sustainable Design is THE buzzword when it comes to styling your home and looking after the planet. But just how easy is it to make your home sustainable and where do you start? This week Nichi is joined by interior designer Emilie Fournet of Fournet Interiors and Resi's Connor McCarron to find out.

Episode 5: Security

Released on 14th August 2020

Feeling secure at home is a basic need - but for many of us, our security is affected by everything from financial pressures to lease instability. In this episode of Happy Homes, Nichi talks to Jonathan Schifferes of the Greater London Authority and Ruth Ehrlich of Shelter about how to feel safe and secure, no matter whether you rent or own your own home, and just what makes for affordable housing in the UK today.

Episode 4: Future-Proofing

Released on 7th August 2020

When it comes to future-proofing your home, it's not all about the smart tech! In this episode Nichi is joined by Colm Lacey, CEO of Brick by Brick and Mark Bickerstaffe of MarkandMay to talk about choosing the right materials, ensuring long-term sustainability of your home, and whether you can truly future-proof a property from Covid.

Episode 3: Mirror, Mirror

Released on 31st July 2020

Personalising our homes is about much more than the decorative touches, photos and sentimental objects we display. So in this episode, we explore some of the more structural and layout elements you need to consider, as well as giving you some top tips for how to bring in those very personal touches in a way that's still stylish. Joined by Lucy Henderson of MyBespokeRoom and Dharmisha Vekaria, designer at Resi, it's a lively episode ... particularly when we get on to the matter of Nichi's drinks cabinet!

Episode 2: Adaptability: the new spacious

Released on 23rd July 2020

Adaptability is key to our happiness at home - and matters more than the size of our smallest bedroom, (that's according to Resi's own Happy Homes research). So just how do you make sure your home is adaptable and your space flexible? What rooms or areas should you concentrate on? What should you plan for? And how do you make sure your home grows and ages with you? Nichi talks to Julia Park, architect at Levitt Bernstein and Resi's own Mark Hood.

Episode 1: Mental Well-Being At Home

Released on 23rd July 2020

There's so much in the news about mental health - but we rarely talk about it in relation to our homes. So how can where we live best support our mental well-being? In this episode, Nichi is joined by Professor Sadie Morgan of dRMM Architects and Founder of the Quality of Life Foundation, and Ben Channon of Assael Architects and author of 'Happy By Design: A Guide to Architecture And Mental Well-being' to discuss how to feel good in whatever space you have.

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Released on 30th June 2020

So, just what IS the science of a Happy Home - and how will it help you feel more comfortable where you live? Join host Nichi Hodgson as she gives you the low-down.

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The Science of a Happy Home

In 2020, we launched a new research project to discover which qualities in our homes can have the biggest impact on our wellbeing.

To do this we surveyed 4000 UK residents, taking their answers and combining them with the best existing research in order to produce The Science of a Happy Home Report.

We now use this report to not only shape the homes we design but to also push for change in the housing sector at large. Get involved by calculating your Happy Home score below.

The Science of a Happy Home

In 2020, we launched a new research project to discover which qualities in our homes can have the biggest impact on our wellbeing.

To do this we surveyed 4000 UK residents, taking their answers and combining them with the best existing research in order to produce The Science of a Happy Home Report.

We now use this report to not only shape the homes we design but to also push for change in the housing sector at large. Get involved by calculating your Happy Home score below.

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