A recent report by a leading consumer rights group found that nearly two-thirds of kitchen cabinets in the UK are already covered in kitchen equipment, such as appliances and kitchen counters, but are not being refaced.
The study by the Campaign for Better Kitchen and Bath (CBB) found that an estimated 11.5 million of the household appliances are already in storage, but that around 8.4 million are not.
This means that over two-fifths of the total UK household appliances in storage are already out of date.
The CBB also found that more than a quarter of kitchen appliances in the United Kingdom are being refitted every year.
However, this is likely to have a significant impact on the health and environmental sustainability of the UK household.
It is estimated that over 90 per cent of household appliances can be replaced by the time they are replaced.
This is despite many of the appliances being in poor condition, such that they could be in a state of deterioration if not replaced.
The research also revealed that the average time between replacement and refitting of a household appliance is more than three years, which is significantly longer than the average lifespan of the same appliance in the rest of the country.
The study also revealed how many of these appliances are in the process of being refit.
According to CBB, around 80 per cent are already refitted and another 40 per cent have been refitted in the last three years.
This indicates that the majority of appliances in households are already fully refitted, but some may still be at a lower stage of refitting and could still need a few more years before they are fully refit ready.
The most commonly replaced appliances in UK households are dishwashers, microwave ovens, stoves and broilers, which together account for nearly two thirds of the households appliances in total.
This includes a significant number of appliances that are also being refitting every year, such the coffee ovens and stoves.
The remaining appliances in our home include washing machines, electric kettle and dishwasher, dishwasher, washing machine, dishwashere, dishwashing machine, washing cycle, dish washing cycle and dishwasher.
These are the appliances that most often need to be replaced, according to the research.