Do you have a walk-in wardrobe, wine fridge or Sonos? New survey rates 'poshness' of Ipswich homes

PUBLISHED: 15:04 26 February 2016 | UPDATED: 15:51 26 February 2016

How does your family rate on the poshness scale?

How does your family rate on the poshness scale?


A new survey has highlighted the most obvious signs of affluence, find put how you score by taking our quiz.

If you have a home office, a range cooker, a children’s playroom, a wine fridge, a walk-in wardrobe or a vinyl record collection, you could belong to a “mass affluent” household, according to insurer LV=.

They carried out research among 1,000 households with incomes of £57,000-plus to find the key signs around the house of affluence.

More than one in three (37%) people surveyed had a home office, while nearly one in five (18%) have vinyl collections.

One in seven (13%) have a children’s playroom in the house while 11% have a walk-in wardrobe.

Collections of artwork were also popular indicators, as were under-floor heating, luxury paint and high-tech music systems.

LV= said increases in disposable income in recent decades have created a multitude of “mass affluent” home owners, many of whom have not considered the true worth of their possessions when it comes to insuring them.

Selwyn Fernandes, managing director of LV home insurance, said: “It’s important your policy limits reflect what you own.”

Here are the top items or features in a house which indicate the owners are “mid-net-worth” households, according to the research from LV=, followed by the percentages of people surveyed who said they had these features in their home.

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