Our living situations are in a constant state of flux. Significant others come and go. Friends and in-laws stay over for extended periods of time unexpectedly. Families of three become families of four. Sometimes planned. Sometimes not. Whatever the case may be from divorce to pregnancy life is always ready to throw us another curve ball at a moments notice. Shouldn’t we be ready for it?
That’s the premise behind The Adaptable House, a fully customizable abode capable of adapting on the fly to meet our ever changing needs. Have a house guest? Shrink the size of your living room and add another bedroom. One of your kids heading off to college? Don’t just convert their bedroom into an office. Get rid of it entirely! The possibilities are endless.
Fast Company details how this is possible:
“Inside the two-story house, flexible walls allow rooms to be reconfigured, and standard components can be moved from room to room without throwing anything out or requiring new materials. Downstairs, the kitchen and two living areas can be divided into three separate rooms or stretched into one large space. Upstairs, movable cabinet walls can create another large space, or bedrooms, a playroom, an office, and a walk-in closet. Stick-on outlets can be placed anywhere along the wall.”
But that’s not all. The article goes on to add that, “The designers considered every likely scenario for a modern family, including single-parent homes and blended families. ‘The house can adapt to these different family constellations very easily and quickly and at a low cost,’ Kongebro says. The garage, for example, can be turned into a separate apartment for a struggling single parent to rent out, so they don’t have to move to a new home.”
What’s great about this concept is aside from the obvious benefits to our quality of living is that there are additional benefits too such as cost savings when it comes to home renovations as well as a reduced carbon footprint. Forget about a win-win situation. This is a win-win-win situation.
Well, not entirely. You’re still on your own when it comes to dealing with those unwanted house guests.
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