The Future of Residential Design

Modern residential architecture is all about implementing universal designs and creating futuristic spaces. As the recent pandemic continues to affect the entire globe, people wonder whether their homes should serve as more than just houses. Currently, our home functions as our gym, our workspace, and a meeting point for close friends and colleagues to discuss work and leisure.

The homes in the future will continue to implement this factor in their architectural design. Home design will continue to evolve and meet ever-changing needs affecting the way we work and live.

Future homes will also add more comfort and functionality to help the aging and disabled population. Here are a few home design trends that future homes will feature.



Healthy Living Environment

The increasing global concern over environmental health issues is compelling architects and interior decorators to incorporate elements that improve air quality. Over time, harmful chemicals and materials continue to affect our breathing air. Future architects will ensure that no volatile organic compounds and indoor pollutants enter our living space.

According to Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, today’s residents are at a significant risk of being exposed to toxic compounds present in everything from carpets to paints and outdoor elements. However, homeowners are becoming more aware of these environmental health issues that future architectural design elements can resolve.



Sustainable Homes

With an expanding adoption of energy-conscious equipment like solar panels and controlled ventilation systems, the future looks promising for sustainable homes. The products and the design that go into the creation of such a home go hand in hand. Recent technology is helping architects incorporate these aspects by utilizing low-maintenance materials and renewable energy sources.

For instance, the use of composite materials, glazing technologies, and new glass are becoming popular. Another aspect that architects and interior decorators consider notable is that homes should protect against natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and storms. Including backup power generation, residence elevation, and dedicated safe rooms to protect residents against natural disasters will be crucial while designing future homes.



Multi-functional Homes

The idea of liquid territory refers to using space in a fluid way. The recent pandemic forced thousands of employees to work from home. Imagine if we no longer need to commute to a physical office for work, people who live in rural areas can spend less time in the city and more time in rural areas. We will no longer be confined to modes of transport or other people for our work. The availability of remote work options will change how we live and how we design our homes.



Final Thoughts

Regardless of how architecture will impact residential spaces in the future, one thing is for sure. The need for functional and practical designs is increasing by the year. The present global crisis changed the way we viewed our offices and homes as separate spaces. Future residential homes will incorporate design, décor, and furniture elements that make it easier to live and work from home.