When it comes to our homes, more and more Britons are choosing to improve, rather than move- and it appears that the kitchen is the area of the home that we are most likely to spend money on.

In a recent survey, we discovered that one in three people would spend a windfall on improvements to their kitchen. The stars seem to agree, with singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran recently revealed revealing that he bought a new kitchen for his parents that cost more than he bargained for.

Nearly a quarter of respondents (24%) said they would spend the money on beautifying their lounge, and a fifth would opt for glorifying the garden.

The results highlighted an evident gender split, showing that men are were keener on splashing the cash on the garden, and women the kitchen.

Chloë Thacker, Marketing Director at Häfele comments: “A beautiful kitchen is frequently the cause of envy when we visit friends and family, especially for younger generations who are moving more towards treating their kitchen space as a combined living and dining area. Plus, Britons are investing more time than ever shaping up their culinary skills, so it’s natural that we would want to spend any windfall on improving the size, style and function of our kitchens.

“Of course, most people don’t have a windfall to play with. But these days you can transform the look and feel of your kitchen without breaking the bank, for instance by making clever changes to layout, lighting, storage, fittings and finishing touches. You never know, your new kitchen could become an Instagram sensation!”

For inspiration and ideas on how you can re-design your kitchen space, follow our three simple planning stages