First of all when someone enters a kitchen, especially a Pre-fabbed kitchen, one of the first and most important subjects to address is where your electric power will be coming from. Convenience is a plus, especially wherever you can find a way to allow the focus to remain on the job at hand instead of small non cooking issues, ie the cord wont reach, I need another outlet, hey watch your step.
Change comes in many forms including locations. With that being said there is all this negative space up top, why not use it? This is where Kitchen Leash as at its most advantageous. Imagine the Ease of appliance use in a busy Kitchen, just pull down the power, use it and tug it to go back up!