The housing market has experienced huge evolution in recent times, particularly from a social and economic standpoint. Much of this has unfortunately been negative, however, as prices have continued to rise disproportionately to national earnings. This has prompted numerous responses within the public and private sector, while there are no calls for the government to reverse its tougher stance on stamp duties.
We have also seen a huge technological evolution in the housing market, however, and one which has been widely discussed and largely beneficial to home-owners. Introducing scientific concepts and the notion of automation, it has changed the course of modern life and enabled us to make the very most of our living spaces.
The Scientific and Technological Changes that have Improved our Homes
With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the scientific and technological changes that have improved our living spaces over time. These include: –
The Rise of Automation (both in Construction and the Home)
While the debate surrounding automation has raged since the industrial revolution, it has gradually placed a more prominent role in the construction and management of British homes. In terms of the former, software firms like Autodesk have emerged as key players in the business of architecture, having creating a number of virtual design and visualisation tools for the primary purpose of establishing building plans.
This has enabled companies to recreate more complex structural designs, while Autodesk itself managed to turnover an impressive $2.3 billion back in 2013.
The Use of Scientific Knowledge to Develop More Comfortable and Health-conscious Living Space
Growing bodies of scientific knowledge and understanding have helped us to have a positive impact on our interior living spaces, from the quality of the air that we breathe to the way in which we relax in the home. The emergence of air purifiers as a staple fixture of the modern home provides a relevant case in point, as these innovative and highly-engineered products trap airborne allergens and eradicate these to create a cleaner environment.
We have also seen huge advancements in the design and the development of mattresses, many of which now utilise gel memory foam to create a malleable product that adapts to individual body types. This clever use of materials and highly-engineered design has been proven to improve the human posture, minimising the risk of short and long-term back complaints as a result.
The Emergence of Smart Technology in the Home
We have already touched on the role of automation in modern home design, and this is reflected in the very latest smart technology trends. Modern homes are likely to be governed by automated sensors, for example, which adapt according to environmental conditions rather than direct commands.
Whether this comes to fruition or note, however, smart technology is here to stay. Now wireless and susceptible to voice commands and mobile applications, it is possible to control everything from your home security to its heating remotely. This has huge advantages in terms of convenience and energy consumption, as home-owners can manage their usage in real-time and optimise efficiency as a result.
Undoubtedly the most seminal example of how innovation has created an improved living environment, this is a technological phenomenon that will become increasingly influential over the