Beyond 2021: The House of the Future

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 06 January 2021 13:57

What will homes of the future look like? While it remains to be seen, the trend is that sustainability and technology will have a tremendous impact as to how we will build and equip our homes. Some of these trends have emerged as a result of the pandemic, others were already in the making. Regardless, homes of the future will look markedly different from today.

What are the top trends?

Environmentally Friendly Nano Garden

Overall, more homes will be built with environmentally friendly materials built to conserve energy and adapt to varying weather conditions. Technology will play an enormous role with appliances, lights and windows not only responding to homeowners’ needs but actually anticipate them enabled by sensors and artificial intelligence that analyze the home’s contents and make changes accordingly. Spaces within the home will change considerably. Garages? With driverless cars, garages may be a thing of the past.

LG’s connected self-driving car of 2030

The car itself may drive the homeowner home, and park itself in an allocated space at the edge of town. Soundproof Booths? The pandemic has shown that many of our homes lack enough quiet, private spaces to let residents take calls and attend video meetings. As a result, we may see soundproof booths built in underused spaces within the home to enable more productive workspaces.

Welcome To The Home Of The Future 

Technology will play a key in the home of the future. Lights may pair with a resident’s device to understand the body and physical environment, know when it is time for bed thereby adjusting the hue and brightness accordingly. Homes, in essence, become preventative care centers as a resident’s circadian rhythm is monitored for improved sleep. Closets? May be replaced by storage boxes which descend from the ceiling as sensors and object recognition technology have cameras that catalog, photograph, and recognize the box’s contents.

Future home technology and gadgets 

Rooms in general will become more multi-purpose through augmented and virtual reality technology. A household member, for instance, could put goggles on to visit a holograph office, while sitting in a room that may also function as a gym or den at different times.

The way that a home is constructed may include mass timber, wrapped in airtight insulation, protecting and thermally isolating the home from temperature variants. As a result, the house will require 50% less energy to cool or heat than a traditional home.

A resurgence in Multifamily Living

During the pandemic, many families, even temporarily, came home to live under one roof. With the high cost of independent living and an increased desire for closeness, many adult returning children are remaining with parents. Many people are purchasing homes that have separate living quarters for their older parents or adult children, redefining the concept of home.

The pandemic coupled with trends that existed pre-pandemic all shape how housing will continue to evolve in the time ahead.

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Roy Oppenheim

From Wall Street to Main Street, Roy Oppenheim is a successful serial entrepreneur and attorney focusing on Florida real estate, foreclosure defense, loss mitigation and Internet ventures.


He founded Oppenheim Law in 1989 with his wife Ellen Pilelsky and uniquely positioned the Firm as one of Florida’s leading boutique law firms in Weston, Florida.


Serving national, international, and local clients, Mr. Oppenheim has the highest rating (A-V) conferred by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, the most respected directory of lawyers and law firms in the U.S.


In 1989, Mr. Oppenheim also co-founded and served as general counsel to ShopSmart Corp., the company that originated and owned the GNC Gold Card Program, a program that continues to this day and was one of the first cross-promotional programs of its kind.


In addition, in 1994, he co-founded Weston Title & Escrow, the oldest title company in Weston, Florida, and he currently serves as its Vice President. In 1999, Mr. Oppenheim served a one-year term on the board of directors for Catalina Lighting, a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.


Growing up in the Bronx, Mr. Oppenheim learned to be focused on success and driven to always persevere for opportunity.


In 2009, he started the South Florida Law Blog, which was voted the best business and technology blog by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He also serves as an expert witness on title industry practices.


Mr. Oppenheim has also authored two law review articles with Jacquelyn Trask; namely, Deconstructing The Black Magic of Securitized Trusts, published in the Stetson University Law Review’s Spring 2012 Edition, and The Emperor’s New Clothes, published in the William & Mary Business Law Review Volume 6.


Today, Mr. Oppenheim is a sought-after legal expert on issues relating to the real estate crisis and beyond. In addition to his own blog, he also has been a contributor to Yahoo! Homes, and featured on HuffPost Live, FOX News, and Lifetime TV. In addition he has been quoted in prominent national publications, including USA Today, The New York Times and Huffington Post, among others. Mr. Oppenheim also understands the power of social media, and can be found on a variety of social media platforms.


Mr. Oppenheim also speaks fluent German.




  • Florida Bar, 1987; Member of the Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section
  • New York Bar, 1987; United States District for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, 1993




  • Princeton University, A.B., cum laude, 1982
  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1986
    • Member of the Northwestern University Law Review
    • Member of the National Moot Court Team

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