We Brits now spend more time in the kitchen than any other room in the home.
According to the survey of 3,000 people by kitchen manufacturer Magnet, we spend 752 hours in the kitchen every year, or 5.2 entire years during a 60-year lifetime.
Householders not only spend more time in their kitchen than ever before, but they are also happy to splash more cash in order to make sure their kitchen is state-of-the-art and, in many cases, as comfortable as the traditional living room.
Facts at a glance n Brits spend an average of £6,000 on a new kitchen.
n £16 per cent of Brits spend up to £25,000 on their kitchen.
n Brits spend 752 hours in the kitchen every year.
n For 40 per cent of Brits, the kitchen is the most expensive room in the house.
n 52 per cent of Brits spend more time in the kitchen than any other room.