Farinah Husodo
Farinah Husodo

Farinah is a practicing architect in Melbourne, Australia. She served in the building and construction industry for 15 years. 

Her passion is to help homeowners design their dream homes using Future Home Design concept.

Is Your Home Adaptable?

We have come to feature #3, from the method SMALL, on how to future-proof your home.


Feature #3 is A for Adaptable, a house feature that adapts to homeowners’ changing needs.


Most homeowners move home because of life changes; from single to a couple, to young family, to growing family, to retirement. As their lives change, the needs for their homes also change. It forces them to move out of the area they love to live in.


Moving, selling and buying homes whenever your needs change is a stressful and costly exercise, especially in this current economic climate.


What are adaptable home features?

• Flexible and multipurpose space

During the pandemic, we realised the importance of flexible and multipurpose space in our homes. This feature will continue to be an important part of our home.


• Income generation potential

By designing your home with this feature, you can generate income to help pay your mortgage and help others find quality rental homes, without sacrificing your privacy. It’ll be a win-win situation.


• Multigenerational living

The high cost of rental in most cities affects housing affordability for the younger generation, families and downsizers. Multigenerational living can be one solution for families to share resources and emotional support by living in a multigenerational home with separate private spaces.


How can you make your home adaptable and stay relevant to the future market?


Follow our next post for Future Home design features #4!


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