A family from Sheffield have lived in a futuristic house for a new Channel 4 documentary detailing what we can expect from home automation in the future, telegraph.co.uk reports.
‘Home of the Future’ follows the Perera family and their foray into a future-proof house. During the experience, they will test some of the most cutting-edge technology and see first-hand what properties may look like in the not-too-distant future.
Amongst the devices set up for them are a 3D printer, thumbprint-reading door locks and touch-screen controls for many of their household items. The fridge is even connected to the internet and the house required four miles of cabling to be installed in order to make everything work.
The family were then tasked with living in the home amongst the £250,000 worth of technology for six weeks.
Speaking of the revolution, 51-year old matriarch Michele explained how her first thought went to cleaning of the new, bright white goods.
“Where I’d had lots of colour in the house before, everything was white,” she told unrealitytv.co.uk. ”I’ve got six kids, four grandkids and two dogs and all I could think was, ‘How and I going to train them all to keep this clean?’”
Once she’d got used to the gadgets, Michele explained how she fell in love with them. She claimed that even without a house full of mod-cons, the experience has taught the family to be more energy efficient, something they will continue to do long into the future.