The kitchen is the heart of the home and at the top of the list when it comes to home improvements. But, in 2020, which improvements are adding the most value?

Investing in a durable and eco-friendly faucet add value for your home

Contractors and designers suggest that kitchens should be renovated every 10-15 years – or once you begin to notice significant wear to countertops, floors or appliances. Not only does this make your kitchen more comfortable and useable, it also can add value to your home. In fact, many Europeans will renovate their kitchen to increase their home’s value before selling, as statistics show that kitchen remodels deliver a solid return on investment.

 

In 2020, there are three main drivers for ensuring you get the best value from your kitchen remodel:

  1. The quest for durable and eco-friendly solutions
  2. The value of smart kitchens
  3. Updated design and décor

 

ALESSI Sense by Oras kitchen faucet with a smart control pad is a sustainable alternative for kitchens

ALESSI Sense by Oras kitchen faucet with a smart control pad is a sustainable alternative for kitchens

 

1. The quest for durable and eco-friendly solutions

Energy and water savings are top of mind for Europeans, especially as more government policies and initiatives support eco-friendly solutions. As 61% of European consumers are concerned about the environment, estate agents recommend installing energy-efficient appliances along with water-efficient faucets, such as the ALESSI Sense by Oras. It’s an electronic faucet that is opened by pressing gently on top of it and it automatically shuts off the water after six seconds. By pressing on top of the faucet for one second will let the water run for no longer than one minute. If more water is needed, you can use the temperature control handle for cold or hot water. The faucet can always be closed by pushing the Smart press pad cover. At the same time, strikingly durable faucets from brands known for quality are a good way to signal sustainability as they will last longer and reduce waste.

 

 

2. The value of smart kitchens

Research shows that across Europe, smart kitchens are gaining popularity. 67% of Italians and 66% of Spaniards are most likely to invest in a home with a smart kitchen. According to a 2018 report in Business Review, “Nearly half of Europeans (42%) would be willing to pay up to 50,000 euros more for a smart kitchen.” This means appliances and faucets with smart features, such as the Oras Optima 2729F. It has touchless function, a temperature display that starts blinking when the water gets hot and a smart dishwasher valve that reduces the risk of water damage.

Oras Optima 2729F is a prime example of a smart faucet, including touchless function, a temperature display and smart dishwasher valve.

Oras Optima 2729F is a prime example of a smart faucet, including touchless function, a temperature display and smart dishwasher valve.

 

Updated design and décor 

Inevitably, the patterns and materials used in any kitchen will go out of style. New flooring and countertops will immediately refresh a kitchen and make it look modern. Replacing an old, leaky faucet with a new design can be the icing on the cake. Designer faucets like the ALESSI Swan by Oras and black-finished faucets are on trend today, while other distinct styles such as cubistic, romantic and modern styles like the Oras Inspera also catch the eye of homeowners and homebuyers alike.

 

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