At 6am precisely, the ceiling speakers in your bedroom zone wake you up to your morning playlist and the blinds automatically open. You pull back the sheets, sit up and feel no difference between the temperature of the bed and the rest of the room. Taking a deep breath of warm but entirely fresh outdoor air, you swing your legs out of bed and your bare feet meet the toasty 28oC floor. You go to the ensuite and press a button to start delivering water at the heat of your saved preference while your towel starts to gently warm on the heated towel rack and your coffee machine switches on in your walk-in robe.
This above example is achieved through a combination of construction upgrades including healthy house, passivhaus and smart house.
Health: This is one of the more common upgrade choices, particularly as we discover more and more about the harmful effects of mould. Over the next decade, we predict the construction industry will catch up and implement measures to make this upgrade option a mandatory standard.
Comfort: Considering comfort is one of the most common reasons people are looking to renovate/build, it makes sense to dedicate funds toward having heating and cooling absolute back of mind.
Technological: As contemporary residential designers in Newcastle we project this to be the leading cause of renovation in the next few decades. The IoT (Internet of Things) movement is seeing connected products being continuously and frequently released for the home. But the infrastructure in your home needs to be planned and implemented to optimise communication between IoT devices and future-proof your home as technology evolves.
Financial: Although cost to upgrade your home will be more than a standard build in the short-term, the costs can be negated in the long term and start to save money. Below is a brief outline how each upgrade may eventually return some, all, or more return on investment.