Technology is rapidly changing and new developments are being made every day. Will this affect the real estate market? Will home designing undergo any modifications? Yes, in several ways. I talked to some of the industry experts and here is the opinion they had about new features, which we are bound to see in houses of the future.
The hot fridge
When fridges featured a dispenser for water for the first time, it was exciting, was it not? Can the new fridge do more than this? Expect them to heat water for you. GE has already launched a fridge that does this in just a few minutes. In fact, this fridge even has a filter, which can remove contaminants.
A smokeless fireplace
It will still be called a fireplace by name, but the functioning of this device is so much different. Featuring a decorative look, this highly advanced fireplace burns alcohol and produces flames, which are around 8 inches high. Most of them are enclosed in a rectangular sort of structure but some of them can also be used as furniture.
The heat emitted by these smokeless fireplaces is quite significant and can warm your entire room. Plus, they are portable and since they do not produce smoke, they will not damage the walls or ceilings.
A residential generator
Power grids are aging and electricity prices are shooting up. In this era, everyone wants a power source right in their own homes. GE is helping people achieve this and are showcasing their smart 8kW generator. This product can be placed within 18 inches from the home, and can easily be used in urban areas.
USB ports in home walls
How many of your devices do you have with a USB port? Your Smartphone, tablet and camera are among many on the list. In advanced homes, you can plug these devices, directly in the walls, without requiring any external charger.
Love a steam bath? What if you could take this in your very own home? The high-end buyers are already looking around for homes with built-in spas. You get to choose both the wood and size. Plus, you also get to decide if you want the spa to be a separate room, or integrated with your bath or pool.
Most of the houses being constructed are no longer one-story. As such, elevators can be spotted in some residential homes, capable of rising up to 50 ft and supporting a weight of 950 pounds.
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