What will the home of the future look like?
In 40 years, the average British home has changed beyond measure. Back in 1972, our kitchens were without microwaves and dishwashers, most homes had only one television, and home computers were just a distant dream. Most of us had just one bathroom, most likely without a shower, while central heating was a bonus.
These days our homes are filled with technological gadgets galore and things that years ago were seen as luxuries are now seen as necessities which means the way new homes are built is vastly different to 40 years ago.
But what will the average British home look like in 40 years time in 2042?
Well, as we move towards a much greener and energy efficient lifestyles, the green credentials of the British home will become even more important. The government’s 2016 plan is for all new build houses to be carbon neutral and that means energy efficiency will have a significant impact on things like the layout of a home and the way in which our homes use energy.
From homes built to face the sun for solar panel energy, to homes which can harvest rain water for use in our baths and showers, our homes are likely to look vastly different in the coming years.
So what else can we look forward to and how far have we come since the 70s?
Log on to our web TV show where Mike Farley, group chief executive of Persimmon Homes from, the UK’s largest new build company, will discuss the evolution of the average British home as well as answering your questions on the home of the future, with a focus on green technologies. Mike will also share some exciting details of how you can win a home worth a £250,000 for a charity of your choice to celebrate Persimmon Homes’ 40th birthday.
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