Every year, roughly 1.43 million new home starts begin in the US. With each new home comes new advancements, from smart homes controlled by apps on your phone to houses made entirely from shipping containers.
But what else does the future of housing hold in store for us? We may not expect to see flying cars and robot butlers, but we can expect to see homes that rely on solar power more and more (to name a few cool updates to houses of the future).
We compiled a list of some future advancements you can expect to see in the housing market. Keep reading to find out some wild and not-so-wild concepts.
Environmentally friendly homes
The future of housing is closer than it may seem. In fact, the trend of environmentally friendly homes is already growing.
Green developments are likely to increase over the next decade. This will happen with solar-powered homes.
For existing homes, solar is a more affordable option continuing to make waves. You can save on solar panels with incentives and probates if you want to go green today.
Homes will go digital
We have gone digital and businesses have gone digital, so the next logical step is for homes to go digital.
Connected homes are already a thing of the present because of various smart devices on the market. Yet, there is still growth of devices like these for the future.
Devices will be linked through the internet of things (IoT). This allows you to operate your home from remote locations.
It might sound familiar already, but imagine the additional possibilities! Your fridge can order your food when your stash gets low and much more.
3D printed homes
3D printing offers a unique solution to housing needs across the country. For example, we are currently experiencing a seller’s market meaning the demand is exceeding the supply of homes.
3D printing uses low-cost materials to provide a home with fully automated production. Construction times are cut back big time, but the time it takes to complete depends on the size of the home.
3D printing can also build more made-to-order communities.
The future homes will have an emphasis on live/work environments. Since a lot of companies are relying on remote work, it’s important to consider homes with offices and other attributes.
As more entrepreneurs make their way into the world, live/work homes become necessary.
Instead of creating a startup company from a basement or garage, you’ll have a dedicated space where you can work.
The future of housing is bright
The future of housing is happening, slowly, right before our eyes. It begins with homes focused on using more environmentally friendly home energy.
Sooner or later, houses will be smarter than people by implementing a lot of digital appliances. 3D-printed homes will become more applicable in communities with a housing shortage or in made-to-order communities.
Live/work homes will continue to be popular in the future as well. If these features sound great to you, you have something to look forward to in the years to come.
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