Even if you’re not planning a major renovation in the near future, it’s worth learning about the latest trends in house and home design. After all, homes of the future are not reserved to new development projects or exclusive condo towers. In fact, there’s somewhat of a renovation boom going on now with older homes, as owners embrace upgrades to their properties with designs and amenities for their own enjoyment and benefit – and to prepare their homes for future home buyers.

For example, traditional kitchens are being upgraded with convection air fryers, induction cooktops, oversized windows and walkouts to outdoor appliances. Other trends include wireless security systems and electric vehicle chargers. In terms of more significant renovation considerations (and costs), homeowners are adding movable walls or accordion-style collapsible room dividers to help provide increased flexibility in the use of spaces. Meanwhile, baby-boomers who want to live in their homes longer are investing in their own personal elevator.