Juicers, toasters, biscuit barrels, bread bins, coffee machines, microwaves, chip fryers and my own favourite, the George Foreman grill – they all have one thing in common. They all take up vital worktop space that, according to a poll carried out by ICM, 37% of kitchen consumers demand more of. Overall, the poll found that 72% of kitchen owners are starved of space in the kitchen.
Free Up Space in the Kitchen
OK, we can free up the space by following an age old trend, passed down from parents to sons and daughters the world over and opt to stuff the lot at the back of the corner cupboard but we’re living in the 21st Century so what’s happened to the innovators who transformed kitchen designs beyond our expectations over the last 30 years? Where are all the innovators striving to set their offerings apart and steal a march on their competitors by fulfilling a consumer need?
I’ve no background or experience in manufacturing design but already I can think of three areas to explore in the hunt for more space. The plinth area of most conventional kitchens, takes up a substantial 17-18% of primarily dead space in the average UK kitchen. So the limited height won’t allow us to free up the corner cupboard of the less often used appliances but it’s clearly an area that can free up space elsewhere with a bit of creative thinking and by that I don’t mean an additional drawer – something a little more back friendly perhaps.
Get rid of the Waste
Kitchen waste belongs outside and bins take up not only much needed space but can often produce an aroma one wouldn’t expect to emanate from the kitchen, unless your culinary skills are similar to mine. The majority of kitchens have an exterior wall and are generally at the rear of a property so why hasn’t the idea of a kitchen chute been explored?
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Am I being too challenging to suggest similar technology cannot be utilised for space saving in a kitchen?
I guess I’m not alone in thinking of ways to create more room in the kitchen but I’m at a loss to explain why those kitchen updates I receive remain free of the next space saving kitchen invention to be introduced to the market.
Am I missing something here, has there been an update blackout that is targeting me only or are you shocked by the lack of innovation in the hunt for space in the kitchen?