THE nation’s ideal future home includes windows that tint automatically in the sun and a heating system which recognises body temperature.
A study of 2,000 adults revealed what people want in their homes in years to come, with 44% demanding more integrated technology.
Many would like to own fingerprint scanning door locks, blinds or curtains which open and close based on the time of the day and a heating system that sends reports on how energy efficient occupants are being.
It also emerged that almost half think it’s important to keep up with the latest smart tech while 39% believe it’s vital to invest in it now so that their homes are “future proof”.
Natalie Wathan, product manager for Drayton, which commissioned the study, said: “It’s interesting to see what appliances people want included in their future home and how most people feel embracing technology is vital.
“While there are already systems out there, such as the Wiser heating system which allows room-to-room control of the heating, technology will continue to evolve and provide us with more benefits for our day-to-day life.”
You can check out what Brits would like in their future homes by clicking on the interactive image below.
The study also found people realistically think fingerprint scanning doors will be available in five years, followed by heating systems that recognise body temperature in seven years.
And within six years, they believe there will be a TV that can tell who is watching and select suitable programs for them.
The main driving forces behind investing in technology were found to include cost-savings (49%), security and safety (42%) and convenience (34%).
But 83% admitted sustainability is also important to them.
In the past five years, households have typically bought three smart tech devices, costing an average of £1,345 in total.
And this is expected to go up to £1,625 in the next five years when a further four products will be purchased.
More than a quarter of homes already have a smart speaker, while a tenth own a smart doorbell and 13% have thermostats controlled via an app.