The Healthy at Home Three-to-Five-Things Framework

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How your home looks is definitely an important factor in living well, but there’s more to your home’s appearance than you might initially realize. In “The Healthy at Home, Three-to-Five-Things Framework” below, you’ll find my simple steps to bring more health, wellness and joy into the three to five most important rooms in your home.    




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The Three to Five Things Framework

I created a super simple design framework just for you! You’re going to love how easy and practical it is. I call it the Three to Five Things Framework.

This framework helps you identify the three to five most important rooms in your house; the three to five things you absolutely love within those rooms and will use as a design catalyst for all your future design projects; and the three to five things you will no longer tolerate.

You will replace only three to five things per room. And best of all, you will be effectively enhancing all the things you love the most that you already have and working with them as the design catalyst.

Think about this, the things you know and love are a fantastic basis for your next design project

Here we go.




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Step One

Get out a fresh tablet and pen and for the next 30 minutes or so, answer the following questions.

Step Two

What three to five rooms do you use the most? Write them down. I prefer to use the kitchen, living room, entry, formal dining room and main bedroom.

Step Three

Write down the three to five things you love the most about each of these rooms.



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Step Four

What are the three to five things you least like about them.

Be sure to use extra care on this last one and ask yourself some questions before removing anything such as “Does the fireplace need to be remodeled completely or could it be enhanced with flanking built-in bookcases?” “What size and style sectional will work in my living room?”

Very often my clients think something is wrong in their home like the paint or a table and then when they hire me we find out it’s actually ‘another item’ making it look bad! So again, be sure to spend some time on this last one.

Okay, moving on.

Step Four

Now that you have finalized the list of things you dislike, make arrangements to give them away, sell them at a consignment store or repurpose them to a less important space in the home. Once you have carefully thought it over, move quickly getting rid of it to make space physically AND so you can better visualize upcoming changes.

A clean slate makes it so much easier to plan.

Step Five

If you are planning to paint or remodel, write them down. 

Step Six

Now is a good time to take baby steps into the process of finding a reputable contractor. Get recommendations and it goes without saying to interview them carefully before retaining them. Even if you’re not ready to start work now, get several names and start interviewing people.

They may have a wait list so it’s a good reason to plan ahead. To help you find professionals, you can go to nari.org, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry or nkba.org, the National Kitchen and Bath Association.





Elizabeth Krueger 

Well, there you have it! My super easy, Three to Five Things System for creating a beautiful home. So often, it’s the simplest things that get you the best results, but so often, we question them just because they’re simple!

To get the workbook that goes with the 3-5-Things Framework and some simple solutions that help you lead a beautiful, healthier lifestyle at home, click the link below!

The Wellness Home download helps you:

  • Create inviting retreats in your home so you can regenerate and reconnect with yourself daily.
  • Create space for yoga and exercise so daily workouts will be oh, so joyful.
  • Get my basic how-to’s on kitchens, work zones and techy stuff to make healthy meal prep a snap.
  • Choose soothing, restful colors, non-toxic building materials and more.
  • Plus, you’ll get the workbook for my 3-to-5 Things Framework, to help you work with things in your home that you already have and love.



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That’s it for today. Bye for now.



For giving your own home a ‘wellness makeover’, check out my “Design Help, Wellness and a Little Woo Woo”!

September 22, 2020

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