Once you have made a decision to build a house rather than to purchase a pre-furnished one, the biggest and most crucial step is finding the right property lot. After you have surpassed this hurdle, the next struggle is to design a home fit for the present and future living. Since homes are built to last a long time, the construction should be planned to fit the lifestyle of the generation it is in. True, you can do renovations after the home is already built but experts suggest that it is more practical to build future homes for the cost of today.
For most, the word “house” conjures an image of a rectangular shelter with at least one small box as window and another smaller vertical rectangle as a door. The image may also include garages and front lawns with a tree on the side. This may be a basic illustration derived from the pictures drawn when we were young but it is still the typical house designs of homes of today.
Fast forward to 50 more years from and the traditional 4-walled room and the triangular roof would not be the standard housing fare anymore, as experts of The Petersen Group, housing development builders predict. In a few more years, science fiction movies will come into realization. Modern technology has advanced to the point where we can control our TVs, lights and even our thermostat through our smartphones. The construction of our house will soon face the same advancement.
According to Future Technology 500, the future of home designs will be backed up by modernity and the environment. Since people are slowly realizing the harm being done to Mother Nature with pollution and urbanization, present renovations include eco-friendly designs to repress environmental warnings. Underground earth shelters will soon become a trend. In the United States alone, 6,000 modern homes are now built underground equipped with advanced energy-conservation and generation features such as solar panels, smart windows and smart home technology.
Since eco-friendly homes are now possible, expectations of future homes includes dwelling being built on top of the mountains, floating atop the vast sea or houses built on stilts that avoid the wrath of flooding or storm surges. In Jakarta, Indonesia, houses near the ports are already being built because of population congestion in the city proper.
In review of these expectations, those who are planning to build their homes today are advised to adopt new and advanced technology so as not to be left behind in the future.