More than a fifth of us have splashed out on a top-of-the-range oven with
those 65 and over most likely to install an Aga.
Vivienne Sung, Houzz’s managing director in the UK, said: “The biggest
surprise for me was our obsession with kitchen gadgets.
“Who would have thought that homeowners regularly use a slow-cooker, popcorn
maker and ice-cream maker?”
The survey also revealed one in 12 Mancunians own a hot tub – more than any
other place in the UK.
Meanwhile Britons are waving goodbye to magnolia – people are more likely to
paint their homes green.
Four percent of people revealed they had a bathtub in their bedroom with 6%
watching telly in the tub – compared to one in four people who have a TV in
The survey revealed a third of Brummies have a feature wall, while nearly 60
percent of Londoners have a barbecue – and use it come rain or shine.
Meanwhile nearly one in four Cardiff homeowners have a walk-in pantry.
Chris Bell, from Hot Tubs North West, said: “Business has been a lot better
this year than any time in the past five years.
“We’ve sold more hot tubs in 2014 already than in in the whole of 2012 and
2013 put together.”
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