Ever imagined living in a home with self-cleaning toilets, a television which chooses programmes for you and a robot that delivers breakfast in bed? Well, the home of the future may not be too far off.
New research has unveiled Britain’s wish list for the “smart home”, including windows which tint automatically in the sunshine and a wardrobe that irons clothes while they are hanging up.
Other inclusions are shower heads with in-built Bluetooth to enable us to answer calls whilst washing and ‘Fitbit’ style beds which record how good your night’s sleep was.
A bath that fills up instantly, bathroom scales which calculate your BMI, and a fridge which automatically re-orders items when they run out is also a dream for many.
Researchers also found that one in four homeowners are already future proofing their homes by investing in the latest technology and gadgetry, and three quarters believe all of Britain’s homes will be ‘smart’ within the next 20 years
Nigel Fisher, a spokesman for Smart Home Week said: “It’s clear from the smart home wish list that more people are looking for new ways to make their lives easier and more convenient.”
Wish List for the Home of the Future
- Self-cleaning toilets
- A system that cleans the house for you
- Windows that tint automatically in the sunshine
- Fingerprint scanning door locks
- A wardrobe that irons clothes while they are hanging up
- Bathroom scales which test your BMI
- Garages that charge your electric car just by parking on a giant pad
- Fridge that tells you which foods are reaching their use-by date
- ‘Fitbit’ style beds which record how good your night’s sleep is
- Teleportation device
- A bath that fills up in a split second
- A self-loading washing machine
- A detector that knows if someone has been in your room
- Self-locking doors that lock at the same time each night
- A bed that gradually wakes you up in the morning
- A robot which delivers breakfast in bed
- Carpet that retracts so you can have hardwood floors if you fancy a change
- A self-sorting laundry basket
- A counter which calculates how much exercise you need to do depending on what you eat
- Some mechanical arms that come out the wall and change your bedding
- Your fridge / store cupboards automatically re-order your regular shopping items for you.
- A device which lets you know when you are running out of essentials such as bread or milk
- A coffee ready as soon as the alarm goes off
- A toilet that analyses your diet
- Big Brother style security cameras
- A TV which chooses the programmes for you
- A fridge which knows when the shelves are full of meat
- Shower heads with in-built Bluetooth to allow phone calls while washing
- TVs that recognise who is watching and shows the right programmes
- Something that brings you any food you want just by thinking about it