Have you ever wondered what it is like to live in a home that has smart appliances? From refrigerators that do grocery shopping to kitchenware that cooks food by itself, these appliances will define futuristic houses. In Auckland, New Zealand, some houses are well on their way to achieving this by using a multi-purpose equipment. Brenda Kelly’s new home in Parau serves as one example.
Glimpse of the Future
Kelly’s new house measures 45 square meters with energy-efficient and wastewater recycling features. Due to these smart facilities, she spends nothing on power bills and only pays up to $2 on water expenses every month. While the self-sufficient container house is small, it can accommodate seven people. Insulation is another advantage of its size, as Kelly’s property requires minimal energy for heating or cooling purposes.
AA Cleaning Ltd noted that a small house might also mean less time for upkeep and cleaning work. However, that doesn’t mean cleaning companies in Auckland will run out of business even if this kind of homes becomes popular since it will take more time for artificial intelligence to reach that point.
As soon as smart home appliance become publicly available, you can expect some conventional appliances to be phased out such as a microwave oven. Interactive surfaces, for instance, will make it easier to do chores in the kitchen.
Some of these innovations include countertops that you can use to browse recipes on the Internet, while lighting could soon require you to touch a surface instead of flicking a switch. In other countries like the U.K., researchers said that one in every four homeowners are already prepping their houses for high-tech appliances, including self-cleaning toilets and robotic household helpers.
High-tech homes will not necessarily be common right away since affordability will be an issue. Unless these modern features become less expensive, you can expect most houses to have the same old appliances for now.