What awaits Home Buyers in Destin's House of Tomorrow?

Posted by Destin Real Estate Sales on Monday, January 9th, 2012 at 1:50pm.


Fifty years ago scientists envisioned a fully-automated home where a home owner’s every need and desire could be attended to with the push of a button. Of course, they also thought we’d be traveling by jetpack. Obviously, daily jetpack travel is still in the future, although Martin Aircraft did debut a personal jetpack [http://www.gizmag.com/first-commercially-available-jetpack/14423/] for public sale last year; but we’re much closer than you think to living in futuristic push-button homes. Using smartphone apps, Destin homeowners can already control a number of home systems and appliances (see our previous post). Within 5 to 10 years, scientists expect new developments in digital communication and electronic integration to completely change a Gulf Coast home owner’s [http://www.gulfcoastrealestatesales.com/idx/ ] relationship with his Destin home.


Here are some of the things Destin Realtors [http://www.destinrealestatesales.com/destin.php ] say home buyers can expect to find in the Destin house of tomorrow:


  • Windows that respond to sunlight, dimming and clearing automatically. The technology was recently introduced for use in airplane windows and luxury car sunroofs.
  • Full-wall video screens will provide the ultimate in entertainment. Using current electronic billboard technology, researchers are working to develop stackable OLED screens that could be used independently to view multiple entertainment or sports channels or en masse to provide the ultimate viewing experience. Or tune in the Destin beach cam and watch the ocean.
  • The toilet of the future is already here. In April Kohler introduced the $6,390 Numi which features intelligent automatic flushing to minimize water usage, customizable seat warming, a bidet and dryer, a warm-air vent to keep your feet warm, an FM radio and MP3 docking station and ambient lighting.
  • Say good-bye to kitchen ranges and cooktops. Multi-purpose countertops will use embedded sensors and transmitters to heat or cool food and power cordless appliances. Fulton Innovation is demonstrating a new countertop that heats food in specially designed pans without heating the countertop.

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