A new trend for second-hand furniture is sweeping the nation, but the kitchen still remains the pride of the home.
This is according to a new poll by the mortgage lender Santander, which found that for most other rooms in the home people are prepared to scour old furniture shops, eBay and other sites in search of items.
While nearly a quarter (23 per cent) go for second hand crockery and cutlery, almost nine in ten (87 per cent) prefer to buy new goods to display in the kitchen.
Investing in a brand new kitchen could transform your home, as it can act as a social and entertainment hub for friends and family.
Despite the survey responses, we might all be spending more than we think on getting our homes the way we want them.
Commenting on the findings, Phil Cliff of Santander said: "The average homeowner now spends £3,800 kitting out their new property and this amount can go a long way if buyers take the time to choose carefully."
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