You Know You've "Arrived" When You Have This!
Tell me what you want. What you really, REALLY want! It's a hot tub!! No? Well it is according to a survey by the appliance company DeLonghi. They asked people what status items they would most like for their home and here's the list. I agree with the top choice for women - a walk-in closet would be FANTASTIC!
#1.) Hot tub.
#2.) Walk-in closet: This was the top choice for WOMEN.
#3.) Side-by-side refrigerator-freezer. (--They're not common in the U.K., where the study was done. And they call them 'U.S.-style fridges.' Who knew?)
#4.) A stereo system with speakers in every room: That was top choice for MEN.
#5.) 3-D television.
#6.) Sound-activated blinds and lights.
#7.) Restaurant-style range stove.
#8.) Fancy coffee maker.
#9.) Temperature-controlled wine cellar.
#10.) Gas grill.
Even more fun to look at is what he status choices were in previous decades.
--In the 1990s we wanted: A black dining room table and chairs . . . a breadmaker . . . and beige carpeting.
--In the '80s we had to have: A Commodore 64 computer . . . an avocado-colored bathroom . . . a garbage disposal . . . and a microwave.
--In the '70s people wanted: A fondue set . . . a Betamax . . . color TV . . . and a minibar.
--In the '60s it was: A washing machine . . . a sewing machine . . . colorful kitchen cabinets . . . and an electric carving knife.
--In the '50s we had to have: A transistor radio . . . a push-button phone . . . and an electric toaster.