Spare TV in the kitchen helps families avoid clashes of their own according to our survey

Love it or loathe it

Love it or loathe it, over the next couple of months there won’t be any escaping it; football season is here and is ready to polarise the nation’s TV opinions once again.

Over 20 million UK viewers tuned in at home 4 years ago and there isn’t any doubt that the tournament will be dominating the airwaves again this year. While this might be great news for football fans, it is likely to lead to disagreements in households in which not everyone is as passionate about the beautiful game.

Good news!

The good news is that arguments over who watches the TV are not as likely to kick-off in homes across the nation during this year’s tournament – why? Because almost one fifth of households are using their kitchen as a second TV room, providing both fans and non-fans with the chance to relax in front of a good-sized screen. Research that the Ideas for Living team at Häfele have conducted reveals that 18% of respondents watch the spare TV in the kitchen a minimum of 3 times per week – because they don’t want to watch what is on the main screen.

Kitchen TV is no longer second-best

For those choosing to settle down in front of the kitchen TV, there is no longer a sense of this option being second-best. Today’s kitchens have a very different feel and are geared towards sociability and comfort rather than just a functional space for eating and cooking. Indeed, our survey reveals that, for many households, the kitchen is now a space that enjoys multifunctionality, such as:

• 3 in 10 respondents use the kitchen to carry out household admin at 3 three times per week
• 25% of respondents consider the kitchen as the perfect place to catch up on some reading
• Just over 1 in 10 (13%) use it as a space to exercise.

Heart of the home

The kitchen has always played a very important role in family life but our survey reveals that it is becoming seen as the true heart of the home – a multifunctional space for cooking, eating, working, socialising and more.

The ever-increasing versatility of kitchens means they now have the potential to be all things to all people. And with football season approaching, this refuge will be a perfect space to either catch – or avoid – the big matches.

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