A TV you roll up? Pineapple sofas? These are things we’ll all be using in 10 years’ time according to the Hiscox Home of the Future report.Take a tour round our virtual home where you can click on the items in red to find out more. Love it? Hate it? Air your views with the share buttons above.

A TV you roll up, a pineapple sofa, and a kettle that powers your phone... We’ll all be using them soon according to our Home of the Future research.

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One house, two homes

Children living at home for longer, as well as older relatives coming to live, will lead to the rise of dual- and even tri-hub homes.
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Living a la module

Prefabricated homes and self-build kits will become more common owing to their improved quality and the fact they offer greater flexibility with the ability to add extra 'modules' as needed.
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Homes will benefit from more natural light, natural materials, tech-free ‘zen’ rooms and sensory devices that monitor home health based on air quality, temperature consistency and interior noise levels.
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Power house

Energy that previously would have been wasted can be recovered in a number of ways; heat, sunlight, pressure and movement can all be converted into electrical energy. It will even be possible for a home to generate more energy than it consumes.
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Quantifiable comfort

With increasingly clever products and gadgets that speak to each other through The Internet of Things, your home will effectively run itself, by sensing whether the house is too hot or cold, if a pipe is leaking, a fire has started or a burglar has entered. Things like acoustic quality, reverberation times, and the amount of daylight will all be measurable and optimisable.
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Of all the building materials, glass has perhaps the greatest potential for innovation. As well as being a source of wellbeing through providing natural light, glass will become multifunctional. It’s already widely anticipated that glass windows will also become screens
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Mandatory minimalism

Space constraints will lead to a highly practical need to de-clutter. Many of the items that used to clutter homes are gradually disappearing anyway; compact discs are replaced by MP3 files, DVDs by video on demand, alarm clocks by mobile phones, paperbacks by eBooks and Kindles, photo albums by hard drives and SD cards.
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Households will be able to lower the cost of running the home by being more efficient with heating and lighting, controlling them remotely where necessary. Sensors will report unusual variations in humidity, noise and smoke when the homeowner is away.
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Designers are seeking to use more sympathetic materials to boost wellbeing including paint and soy glue. Norwegian architect firm Snohetta's ZEB house, for example, uses beeswax laminated aspen wood in the bedrooms – a wax that reacts with moisture in the air and helps to stabilise room temperature.
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While we do not foresee a significant shift away from office environments towards homeworking, the report found that one in five Brits said they wanted to work from home. Whether from the dining table, bedroom desk, or even a bed in some cases, furniture will have to double-up as a workstation
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