I keep ugrading the stove, sink(s) and drawer(s) to luxury, but they keep defaulting to the original furniture. So long as I don't leave the current map or save, the furniture will stay upgraded. I have however noticed that so long as you don't upgrade past average on those pieces, then will they not default, thereby going from broke/worn to average. I'm wondering if this has to due with a set rent price for each household? Could it be that the game has to register a consecutive furniture upgrade without skipping (e.g. going from broke to luxury)? The only thing I can due is carry those luxury pieces and redecorate so that I can sleep in the bed and get max benefit, followed by placing the default back before journeying on. Could this also be due to being in a certain stage in the overall game story line? What about a currency limitation the Hero can have? Either way, this is not a game breaker, however if someone's 'cracked the code' on this, I'll eagerly be waiting for a response. Til then, Fable on like Donkey Kong!