If a world where smart appliances like smart laundry are quickly becoming mainstream, life can feel as flat as a pancake. Now imagine how it will be 5 to 10 years from today? Everything will be seamless, from picking an outfit perfect for any day to replying to that email you forgot about.
And all this is thanks to technology that's transforming our simple homes into smart homes where everything else takes care of itself without you even lifting a finger.
But what exactly is a smart home?
Essentially, this is a home with internet-connected devices such as fridges and alarms. These devices are connected through the Internet of Things (IoT) technology which allows remote monitoring of all devices. So even while in the office, you can run the laundry and close the windows.
This IoT allows the systems to work together by sharing the user's data and automating tasks based on one's preferences. For instance, your calendar shares your daily schedule with your clock, adjusting your alarm to ensure you have enough time to cover your daily duties.
In this guide, we take a look at five futuristic housing trends, all based on the impact of technology on the emergence of advanced smart homes.
Excited? Let's dive straight in!
Health and wellness sensors
With smart homes, the chances of being secretly lazy are high, which can slowly drive you to want health issues. But this doesn't have to be the case; health and wellness sensors can be easily integrated into other appliances in your home like the shower.
In functionality, these sensors help you to detect any health concerns well in advance. They could also help you keep track of your health and fitness status by recording the daily steps or reminding you of your morning run.
The real kicker with these systems is that they'll be able to identify health issues early enough and maybe, just maybe, order off-the-counter medications for you in the future.
Smart robotic assistants
Some days, chores are just over the roof, and without an extra pair of hands, the word tedious is an understatement.
Though current technological advancements like robotic vacuum cleaners are helping to ease the burden, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Currently, robots are being rolled out to explore other planets and do other complex tasks. But in the future, these robots will be in your home too; you literally won't have to do anything. They'll help you do just anything, including cooking and mowing the lawn.
Stories of beds that can be converted into storage spaces or chairs that can be used as ladders aren't new. But imagine a couch that learns your sleeping patterns and automatically folds from sofa to bed mode? What about a series of shelves that rotates depending on what you need? And all these can be done automatically with the touch of a smartphone button.
In the future, all these multifunctional furniture will be typical. They are a great way to do more with less. Your sofa can do the job when you don't have a new bed for the guest room. Or, when you are low on space, your multifunction furniture can shift to accommodate the available space.
Technology makes life easier and better, but too much internet connection can be harmful. When the vacuum cleaner or text and emails are beeping everywhere, they can ruin the moment on days when you want to be off.
In future smart homes, you'll be able to turn off any distraction or Wi-Fi connection when you need to through Faraday Cage.
This is a tech-free room encased in a conductive material that prevents electromagnetic impulses from entering the space inside. This room might be a terrific strategy for you and your family to detach from being exposed to the internet and technology.
What would you do with an at-home 3-D printer if you had one? Well, the possibilities are limitless, and we expect that 3-D printers will be ubiquitous in future smart homes.
This piece of technology may make your life easier in a fun way by allowing you to experiment with different décor designs or printing out that one measuring spoon size you can't locate.
Benefits of adopting smart home technology
Real-time monitoring of your house is possible with remote monitoring of your systems. This can aid in the timely detection and mitigation of security threats.
Reduce energy costs
In many circumstances, such as regulating your home's lighting and heating, smart home technology will boost energy efficiency and convenience.
With IoT, homeowners have total control over their gadgets, and they can operate all of them from the palm of their hand.
Monitoring home activities
Through video monitoring, homeowners can observe what is going on at home while they're away.
Brace yourself for the smart home tech!
The future of housing is truly remarkable, and there's much more to expect. Smart homes offer you more control over your home's energy usage, security, and convenience. Choose an area in your home that needs to be 'smarter' and start your home automation journey there!