According to new research from comparethemarket.com, over the last five years Brits have spent over £10k (£10,461.59) on home improvements with almost a quarter of that being used for the kitchen (£2,293.64). Delving further into hours spent in the kitchen, it seems they are putting their culinary skills to use (766.5 hours per year). What’s more, looking at the gender divide, women spend over 100 hours more in the kitchen, per year, than men (839.5 hours / 693.5 hours).
Also in the top five rooms for spend over the past five years was the bathroom, with the stats showing that on average, Brits have spent £1,669.74 improving their bathroom environments.
The research also looked at the surge in home improvements during lockdown and found that Brits have spent £1,210.35 perfecting their homes at this time, with the kitchen coming in for improvements valued at £210.69.
Chris King, head of home insurance at comparethemarket.com, said: “Many of us have spent significantly more time in our homes this year so it’s natural that people will want to update their living spaces. This research highlights just how much we invest in our homes.”
To find out more about the study, click here.