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Home design changes and adapts depending on the directions in which technology advances. This has always been the case and it’s interesting to explore the latest possibilities that are currently in the pipeline. These changes could completely reshape the environments in which people choose to live. 

Greener Choices

First, it can not be understated how much green choices will play a part in shaping the design of homes and even entire communities. Everyone is focused on going green right now. For instance, Elon Musk recently stated that they would stop accepting certain cryptocurrencies at Tesla because they are concerned about the impact that it was having on the environment. You can, if you wish to, see this as a sign that businesses and governments are taking the threat of climate change far more seriously. 

In the future, it is expected that homes with solar panels will be the norm. But there will also be a more elaborate focus on the way that green choices can be seamlessly built into the modern home design. 

Smart Designs

Smart designs are going to be a key feature for architects when they are creating new homes. There will be a particular focus on the concept of smart controls. This is providing users with more independence in terms of how they use their homes. Smart controls used to be expensive but they are now far more budget-friendly. It is expected that they will become the norm in most homes, particularly new builds in western countries. It’s also worth noting that these homes are quickly becoming more advanced over time to the point where they will be able to personalize an experience for every person living in the home. 

Shared Environments 

With people living in closer, more compact spaces, it’s fair to say that we are going to see more developments with shared spaces. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Research shows that shared communal spaces can help accentuate feelings of community and ensure that levels of wellness in an area increase. There are various examples of popular developments with shared spaces including the Sun Plaza

Higher, Further, Faster 

The world population is increasing rapidly and is far beyond what Earth can healthily sustain. Key resources are starting to grow scarce including water. Indeed, most people forget that water is a finite resource and the growing population is putting enormous strain on our water supplies. This is why water entered the Wall Street stock market for the first time earlier this year. 

Of course, another resource that will soon start to become more scarce is land. One might assume that there is a lot of land left to build on. While this is true, a lot of the locations left aren’t particularly viable. As such, people will be making attempts to build up rather than across. Tower blocks will be far more common over the next decades. 

Recycled Materials 

Homes made from recycled materials have garnered a lot of media attention over the past few years. Part of this is certainly the level of innovation that goes into a home that is essentially recycled from scratch. However, there is more to it than this. Recycled homes and the media they attract mark even further goals of communities and populations to have homes that are truly green. Both interior and exterior materials used in homes are now recycled and biodegradable with a keen focus on sustainability. It’s likely these homes will become even more popular as people continue to help fight back against climate change. 

Planned Cities 

Finally, it’s likely that there will be more planned cities in the future. Planned cities are essentially planned developments that take place on a far larger scale. These cities will be carefully constructed to have everything that the target population needs. Due to advanced technology, a large amount of the planning for these new cities will likely be automated and based on data rather than actual polls or surveys. Data-driven planned developments are not a new idea. But it is expected that they will become far more common. 

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