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Living a healthy life is something most of us strive for. It’s a goal that requires intention, including in the design and function of the spaces we inhabit. All Modal ADUs are created with the intent to elevate physical and financial well-being for owners long-term. 

Studies and articles published over the years have highlighted the strong impact our living environment can have on our mental and physical health. All of this suggests good design is not just a luxury, but a necessity that a prefab home like Modal can provide. 

Modal 01 in a backyard on a mountain hillside surrounded by trees

How a Small Home Increases Health and Happiness

Less Clutter, More Clarity

Every Modal prefab home is designed for efficiency, offering functional living space with ample storage. This creates a streamlined, clean, and comfortable living environment that you can thrive in. Having storage helps to reduce clutter, which according to Psychology Today creates a sensory overload, increasing long-term symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

Room for What Matters

The layout of your new small home allows you to focus your attention on what matters most to you. Each room is large with enough space to store belongings in a way that creates a minimalist, calming aesthetic throughout. This look matches the exterior, creating an environment where you can feel at ease, which helps to boost daily creativity and productivity. 

Cleaner in Less Time

Because Modal ADUs are so thoughtfully designed, they require less time and effort to maintain and keep clean. Common issues like allergens, tripping hazards, and bacterial infections are far less likely to get in your way. Additionally, you’ll have more time to do things you enjoy because you won’t be cleaning nearly as much. 

Space for Everyone

A thoughtfully designed prefab home is perfect for anyone at any stage of life. It’s just the right size, spacious, and all on one level. This is a major benefit to anyone, but especially guests or relatives using your space who might have illnesses or challenges including autism, dementia, and even asthma. This makes a Modal ADU a space that you can truly share with anyone, knowing that they will have everything they need to be safe and comfortable. 

Healthy and Sustainable Interior Elements

Small homes are typically designed to have a low impact on the environment. Modal ADUs incorporate elements like low-VOC paint and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. Because they are modular and built in one location, less waste is generated and the environmental impact is lower than it would be for a traditional site-built unit. What is good for the planet is good for us all. 

A Healthy Wallet Boost

Healthy finances also contribute to emotional and physical wellness. With a prefab home, you can bring in additional income by renting it out long-term or short-term through a site like Airbnb. Your property value will also go up thanks to the added living space and appealing modern aesthetic that it provides. Don’t forget the added benefit of having more room for your own activities or living space to share with friends and family whenever you want. 

The additional space provided when adding a small home to your property can help you reach your goals for healthy and sustainable living. You and your loved ones can enjoy the space and reap the benefits for years to come.

Modal Team
Post by Modal Team
July 9, 2021