If you’re like many of us these days, you’re working from home at least part of the time. Space is limited and finding a good spot for you office may mean cleaning off the kitchen table or working from your bed. However, we’ve got some kitchen office ideas that can help you turn a little spare space in your kitchen into a great work area!
First, look for empty space. Is there a bit of a wall not being used? If so, squeeze in a small table and laptop and you’ve at least got a space to call your own. Depending on the area, add a bulletin board above that to tack notes on and hang earbuds from. We like this look from homedit.com.
For work purposes though, we’d replace the flowers with a spot for your coffee, and the basket should be holding post-it notes and pens!
For an idea that takes almost no extra effort, consider just turning part of your kitchen counter/bar area into your office during the day. In this example from decoist.com, you can see that a few stylish file holders and metal bins are used to store items for work. Once you’re done working, you can move your laptop to a secondary “non-work” location. This is a great kitchen office idea if you are really limited on space. Even if you just have a bar area that’s empty after breakfast, add a small table or narrow set of shelves (purchased, not built-in) for storage space for your work supplies, plop down, and get going!
For something truly custom and unique, we love this example from Better Homes and Gardens. With plenty of storage space above and below, and even room to add a cork board or marker board, this is an example of a functional and stylish kitchen office space.
When considering how to create an office in or near your kitchen, look for the following: dead space, such as an empty wall or little-used counter area. These are great places for your laptop, especially if there is an outlet nearby. You may also consider a little-used closet or pantry area. Even if you have a large walk-in pantry is there room in it for you to work? You may find that there is! What about a mudroom area just off the kitchen? Can you fit a barstool at a high counter? There are plenty of ways to create an office area, you just have to get creative! Need help? Contact us! We’d love to create a custom kitchen office just for you!