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.

What Does Future Home Design Look Like? Is It Beyond Our Imagination?

If you are a homeowner who wants to build your dream home or renovate your existing home, you might be thinking of building a home that will last into the future to keep up with the future trend.

But…what does future home design look like?

Do they look like a spaceship in the sci-fi movie? Or is it a home that is fully automated and Artificial Intelligent operated?

It could all be that, but that is just one part of future home design, which is the home design style.


The definition of future home design

The definition of Future home design I am referring to is:

  1. A home that adapts to different phases of the homeowner’s life
  2. A home that serves the homeowner’s current and future changing needs
  3. A home that grows and moulds with the homeowner’s life
  4. A home to build long-term memories and legacy

Home is a very personal and intimate part of our lives. The style of the home and shape of the home; the number of rooms, the colour of the wall paint, and the furnishings are the peripheral and the skin of what makes up our home.


The essence and heart of future home design

Future home design will consider a lot more features than just the styles of the home and the skin or peripherals of the home.

Future home design will consider elements such as:

  1. The Layout

How would you design a layout that suits your family activities or promote values that are important to you and your family?

Values such as family interactions and bonding, caring for the seniors in a multigenerational home context, and providing privacy to a growing family with teenagers or young adults.

  1. The Material

What material would you use to design your home that aligns with your value of creating a healthy home for you and your family as well as for the planet and environment?

  1. The Technology

Would you use technology in the design of your home? What kind of technology would you include that will enhance and improve your lifestyle?

  1. The Adaptability

Would you design your home so the spaces and rooms in your home would be easily adaptable and change over time as your life changes and your need changes?

  1. The Energy Consumption

Heating and cooling contribute 40% of the energy used in the average Australian household. Utility price goes up every year. A house that aims to use low energy consumption will look into every aspect of house orientation, room layout to catch free natural light and ventilation and other consideration to minimize energy use yet create a comfortable home.

As you can appreciate, future home design looks into a lot more than the styles and the look of your home. It encompasses how the home would enhance your lifestyle, your family life and your values as homeowners.


Want to know more of the nuts and bolts of future home design?

Download our best-selling Future Home Design digital book for free here.


You can also get the audio and paperback versions from Amazon https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B09KGW89K9


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