When you design a custom-built home, this is not just about designing a home for today, but also looking forward to design trends that will be evolving over the next decade. You want your home to remain relevant as time moves forward, as well as being functional with expected advances. I like to refer to this as “future-proofing” your home.
Smart Home Integration
Remember when you were kids and watching “The Jetsons” and just being amazed at the technology in this cartoon? Well, go back and watch again because technology we only dreamed of seeing as children is now here, and it is improving every day. This starts with smart home technology, which has made our lives easier and our homes more efficient. When choosing your platform, however, be sure to choose one that will stand the test of time rather than a new fad that could be gone in a decade.
We can see how this trend is going, and in 10 years, we could literally see homes completely powered on renewable energy. So, incorporating things like solar panels into your home now ensures that you stay ahead of the curve and relevant. You may also want to take this a step further if the design allows, using features such as rainwater harvesting.
Home Adaptability and Multi-purpose Rooms
This is actually something we have discussed in previous posts. If you are designing your forever home, you need to consider what the future holds. This could be a young, successful couple that plans on having children, or a homeowner in their 50s who needs to consider how they will get around the home in their retirement years.
Today’s world is all about being connected, and you want to make sure you do not lose the ability to stay in contact with the digital world. Every corner of your home should have access to high-speed internet, as well as some of the outdoor areas, especially the pool and patio areas.
AI and Voice Control
Even if you are resistant to AI technology, the reality is that this is the way technology is headed. That being the case, your home will need to be compatible with voice-controlled AI assistance so your home can evolve and technology evolves and this becomes the norm.
We are living in an amazing time when it comes to home security and smart features. And believe me, I get it if you are tech-resistant, but the reality is that as we move forward over the next decade, this is the type of technology that will become the norm. If you need help with the design and construction of your home, consider Better Build Now. Give us a call at 888-402-4180 and we can discuss how our construction consultants and residential construction project managers can help you.