Brits prioritise the living room when moving home
During peak home move season, research from eBay has found that when it comes to moving house, over half of Brits (51%) will prioritise the living room as the first room to unpack, swiftly followed by the kitchen (21%), and in third place, the bedroom (14%).
The survey, carried out to mark the launch of eBay’s dedicated home hub, also found that Brits are most likely to upgrade furnishings when moving house, nearly a quarter chose the sofa (23%). Indeed, this is reflected on site, with the online marketplace selling more than 330,000 sofas in the last three months ; that’s three every minute, with listings ranging from art deco style three seaters to luxury sofa sets for £8,000 .
The second most popular item to upgrade is the bed; with nearly one in five (17%) shifting their focus to the bedroom.
However, there could be trouble in paradise when it comes to the third item to upgrade, with one in ten men opting for a TV (11%) and sales of TV entertainment centres increasing 33% year-on-year on eBay.co.uk. On the other hand, women have been veering towards the more essential kit, like a fridge (7%). Indeed, both men and women said they would hold back some cash for the improvements, with most women saving up to £1,000 (27%) but men opting to keep more than £2,000 (23%) to spend on the new house.
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