Kitchen as your home office? What you need to know

Though many of us are returning to the office after many years of working from home, it’s become increasingly clear that remote work isn’t going anywhere.

Work-from-home, be it permanent or hybrid, is here to stay.

But just because you are able to work from home, doesn’t mean that your home is optimized for your work.

While a bed might be great for sleeping, it doesn’t make the best space for getting your work done.

Your kitchen, on the other hand, might be the perfect solution for your home office.

But before you go rolling that laptop straight onto your kitchen counter, there are a few things you need to consider before making the leap.

Where are you going to work? Your table? Your countertop?

Repurposing an existing part of your kitchen into your home office is the easiest option. Simply put that laptop onto your kitchen table, and you’re off to the races.

Similarly, you can slide a barstool up to your kitchen counter, and you’ve easily created a simple workspace for your home office.

But both of these options come with a few drawbacks.

First, neither of these spaces are dedicated work areas. You’re sharing the space with your eating space, your cooking space, and your prep space. While this certainly is efficient, it doesn’t give you that focus that an office gives you.

So what are you to do?

Add a desk to your kitchen

A great solution is to add a dedicated workspace to your kitchen. A simple desk that complements your table and kitchen counters can provide you with that extra workroom that you need to get those projects completed without infringing upon your cooking space or prep space.

The only difficulty that comes with adding a standalone desk into your kitchen is that it takes up space. It’s another piece of furniture that protrudes from a wall or competes with your table for surface area and attention.

Wouldn’t it be great if there were an option that provided you with a dedicated workspace while maximizing your surface area?

Home office kitchen nook

If you’re ready to renovate, the office nook is the perfect addition for you!

Office nooks incorporate a built-in desk with the same surface as your countertops. These nooks are often beneath your cabinets, giving you additional space for storage – be it for work or for the home.

Of course, adding a home office nook is no small undertaking; it requires a small kitchen renovation to install the desk to seamlessly integrate with your kitchen surfaces.

But the result is an efficient, tidy, and elegant home office solution that gracefully integrates into your kitchen.

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Kitchen Home Office: make your workspace work for you

No matter which you choose – kitchen table, standalone desk, or a home office nook, you need to make sure that you choose the workspace that will work for you. Do you want to maximize floor space? Do you need a dedicated workstation? Or are you simply looking to stop working on your bed?

Discovering the answer to this question will help inform which form your kitchen home office will eventually take.

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