1) A meal will sustain you for a few hours. 2) A pair of shoes will last months or maybe a year. 3) A car can last a decade but a home should last a lifetime. 4) Americans now spend on average 87% of their time indoors. When planning to build a home one should take into account the overall quality of the environment. 5) Factors that make up the living space should benefit the occupants. 6) Natural lighting, air quality, openness , how living space flows from area to area are all important for body and mind wellness. 7) The time it takes to intelligently plan for your home will have returns for the rest of your stay.