Have you heard of the concept of future-proofing your home? In general, future-proofing refers to the idea of anticipating and preparing for the future. In terms of your home, it means ensuring that your home is designed in a way that allows it to accept the modifications that will be available in the decades ahead. This means that your home should be both sustainable and tech-ready. It should also be ready for any lifestyle changes you anticipate.
Installing a Home Elevator
Whether you are living in the home you want to stay in forever or you just want to ensure that when you sell your current home, it has attractive future-proof features for future buyers, a home elevator is an excellent choice. Future-proofing home elevators ensure that as the residents of a home get older and going up and down stairs all day becomes difficult or dangerous for them, they have a convenient alternative. An elevator also makes your home accessible for any visitors who cannot climb stairs. Different types of elevators have different space requirements, and you should not assume that your home is too small for an elevator without talking to experts. If space is a problem, one option could be building an extension onto your home that includes the elevator.
Ecofriendly, energy efficient options will save you money in the long run even if you pay a little more to get them up and running in the short term. There are many different ways you can prepare your home to be more energy efficient. You might consider a solar energy system, something that is a requirement for new homes in Hawaii. More efficient windows and insulation are another good choice. Smart technology can make your home far more energy efficient as well, with thermostats that adjust themselves based on whether or not anyone is in the room and the ability to control devices remotely.
Room for Technology
Technology has changed homes rapidly over the last decade or two, and this trend is likely to continue. Future-proofing a home for the technology that is to come involves making sure you have wiring conduits and a cabling infrastructure that you will need for everything from your home entertainment to your smart devices and more. You might also want to consider a VPN that will combine your Wi-Fi and phones to maintain an internet connection and help keep things humming along even if your wireless goes down. Another thing to think about is what future home security systems may require.
Bathrooms and Kitchens
Bathroom and kitchen renovations can be particularly costly, but there are things you can do to that will make any future renovations they need less expensive and difficult. This involves thinking about how you can make it easy to make changes in the future. For example, if your floor in either room is wall to wall instead of only as far as the cabinets, you can easily switch out or move cabinets later without having to redo the floor.