Have you ever wondered what houses will look like in the future? If you discount far-fetched concepts, such as homes that defy gravity, we just might see additions like those outlined below.
Sustainability will reach an entirely new level as solar-panel roofing becomes mandatory on all new homes. Designed to compensate for dwindling energy resources, the panels will regulate internal temperatures and heat rainwater that’s collected by the channels built between the solar panels. The future home will even have walls that will serve to conserve energy, with biomorphic surfaces that switch colour in accordance with weather changes. Dark colours will cool the future home when bright sunlight floods in, and lighter ones on grey days will let more light in.
- Self-Cleaning Bathrooms and Kitchens
Progress is supposed to make things easier for us, and what better way to do that than a ‘smart’ future home that cleans itself? Self-cleaning glass that breaks down dirt using UV light is already a reality, so the next step up will be a clever room that responds to dirt or dust accumulation by doing a complete spray down while you’re out.
- Home Robots
Despite the ‘future shock’ movies intended to instill fear about having robotic help, there will probably come a time when most homes will have a robot housekeeper that can carry out routine tasks.
- Home Surgery
Future homes will have a built-in auto-scanner that checks you for any warning signs of illness each time you walk through your front door.