Survey finds they top 3D TVs
San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/16/2012 -- A hot tub is now the most desirable item for homeowners in Great Britain.
According to a survey of the Top 10 most-wanted things for the household, spas beat out 3D televisions and walk-in wardrobes. The study by De’Longhi, a maker of gadgets, questioned 4,000 adults.
“It’s fascinating to see how status symbols move with the times and fashions over the decades,” Mark Swift of De’Longhi told The Mirror.
In the 1990s, beige carpets and black dining room sets were in. In the ’70s, it was color television and the Sony Betamax. Rewind 20 more years and you find electric toasters and foam sofas in the top five most-wanted.
“Some are very clearly of their time and don’t date particularly well, whereas others become widely accepted as the years go by, to the point that eventually no home is without them,” Swift said.
Although hot tubs are today’s No. 1 status symbol overall for men and women to flaunt for friends and family, the result differs if measured by gender alone. For men, the biggest must-have is a state-of-the-art stereo system. For women, it’s a walk-in wardrobe.
Other household devices in high demand are Aga cookers, gas barbecues and 3D TVs. One in five respondents admitted that they pointed out their new acquisitions to visiting friends and relatives. And one in four women said that buying such status symbols is more exciting than shopping for a new pair of shoes.
“Styles and fashions may come and go,” said De’Longhi’s Swift, “but it seems we’ll never tire of buying things for the house to act as status symbols.”
Survey respondents predicted that in 2020, the most desirable objects will be a dishwasher that puts away dishes and a shower that will blow-dry hair.
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