A new study by kitchen appliance manufacturer Britannia Living has revealed the latest kitchen trends in the UK.
The research, conducted among 4,000 UK consumers in September, found that 52% of respondents rate their kitchen as the room in their home with the most financial value, followed by the lounge (40%) and the bedroom/bathroom (3%).
A total of 39% claimed to have spent over £1,000 on their kitchen in the last five years, 7% of which spent in excess of £5,000.
Britannia Living attributed these findings to the potential increase in property value following a kitchen revamp.
Michael Haigh, head of marketing at Britannia Living, commented: “The kitchen is a pivotal room within the home and small changes, or additions such as appliances, can completely transform the homeowners’ experience in that room – while also adding overall value to the house.”
The range cooker come out on top as the one appliance respondents don’t already have but would want in their dream kitchen, while ‘cookers and ovens’ and ‘fridge freezers’ were selected as the kitchen appliance that respondents would be willing to invest the most money in.
Michael added: “While the financial benefits of improving the kitchen are appealing, ultimately, the benefits of an attractive, high-quality kitchen stretch far beyond financial ones.
“It’s a space with strong emotional bonds as many of us associate the room with enjoying food, cooking delicious meals, and spending quality time with friends and family. This is where appliances like range cookers can add a whole new dynamic to the family home, encouraging cooking as a family and making meal times that bit more enjoyable.”
Britannia Living is a division of Glen Dimplex Home Appliances. The company’s portfolio of brands includes Britannia, Bertazzoni and designer cooker hood manufacturer BEST.
Britannia Living Delphi 100cm stainless steel range cooker