The house of the future is smart and sustainable. In fact, young people give great importance to reducing the environmental impact, to innovative solutions regarding the development of energy self-sufficiency, to the increase in ecological building materials and to a significant increase in green spaces.
69% of inteviewed think that the so-called smart house can guarantee a more comfortable lifestyle, thanks to artificial intelligence solutions and connected products that make the house integrated and “tailored”.
These are the results of the latest survey by ManoMano, the European e-commerce specialist for DIY and gardening, in collaboration with the YouGov platform on a sample of over 1200 individuals from all over the peninsula.
Italians have clear ideas about the house of the future: 75% of the sample analyzed considers it essential that this is completely self-sufficient in terms of energy. Solar panels, renewable energies (indicated by 85% of the sample), and sustainable building materials (48%) are at the top of the priorities, imagining a house of the future with the least possible environmental impact.
Italians like the idea of a smart house, so that 69% of those interviewed think that the so-called smart house can guarantee a more comfortable lifestyle, thanks to artificial intelligence solutions and connected products that make the house integrated and “on measure “. However, this does not mean that 62% of those interviewed fear an increasingly connected world; the request also goes in the direction of innovative solutions also in the field of security, such as new intruder alarm systems and state-of-the-art cameras. Almost all the person interviewed (93%) are willing to invest part of the family budget in a safe and secure house.
Spending money on furniture and design furniture does not seem to be top priority for Italians: more than half of those interviewed do not consider it an important factor (52%).
95% of Italians think it is essential that personal investments should be poured on the construction of a sustainable and ecological house, attentive to the environment, with green spaces to cultivate fruit and vegetables independently (47% consider them one of the fundamental elements for the house of the future).
52% of interviewed say they could not do without a system that allows them to manage and automatically keep their consumption under control to save energy
Three quarters of those interviewed believe that the house of tomorrow will help to reduce the environmental impact and 67% save on consumption: 52% say they could not do without a system that allows them to manage and automatically control the consumption to save energy.
Innovative solutions in smart house optics: this seems to be the mantra of the under 25s, definitely very interested in intelligent devices able to communicate when it is time to throw the waste (45% against 30% of the rest of the sample), or in general innovative solutions that help them to be better organized in household chores, from planning spending to laundry preparation (51% against 36%).
However, young people do not neglect the elegance of the house of the future, which must always be in step with the times in terms of design, so much so that more than half of them declare that they want to invest in elegant and refined furniture.