The expert notes particular worktops are now being made from recycled materials to cater for the green demand, while recent research by Ikea shows a large number of consumers would like a kitchen that offers eco-friendly features.
"Everyone is becoming more and more environmentally conscious and this is reflected in every purchase for the home," Ms Coleman confirms.
However, for those more concerned with the bottom line of their monthly invoice, a switch of energy supplier could be the most effective solution to rising costs.
The Ikea study also found healthy eating is to become a major priority for homeowners in the years to come.
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