Create a Kitchen Desk Area

Create a Kitchen Desk Area

Looking for kitchen desk ideas? Here is one of our favorites. Many of us spend a good part of our day in the kitchen, which can make it the ideal place to locate a desk or home office. Create a central command post in your kitchen with these simple kitchen desk design tips:

A kitchen desk area can provide the perfect place to keep your busy day and family organized. It can also be a great place to oversee homework or computer time. Make yours fit in beautifully by matching the style and color of your kitchen cabinets.

Consider an Under-Utilized Corner

To create this kitchen desk, we placed a simple white desk in the same finish as the cabinets in the corner. By locating the refrigerator on the opposite side you create a nook, which defines the kitchen desk area. Make sure to select a desk that allows some room to spread out – to compare cookbooks, sort mail and to accomplish small projects. Place a drawer unit below to provide dedicated storage for office supplies. Look for one with a file drawer if you need to store paperwork. A drawer unit on wheels can be pulled out to provide extra surface area when needed.

Perfect Place for a Pin Board

Place a large pin board above your kitchen desk area for calendars, schedules, notices, family photos and to display artwork. The central location makes it an ideal place for family members to check in on their activities and schedules as well.

Add Simple Desk Storage

Add some shelving or cabinets above the desk area for cookbooks, directories, and small storage boxes. In this design, we flipped an Ikea Lack wall shelf on its side to create handy dividers. This is a clever and inexpensive way to keep all the activities that run through your home office organized into sections.

Get Started on Your Kitchen Design

This kitchen desk idea was created using RoomSketcher Home Designer. RoomSketcher Home Designer is a fantastic and easy-to-use floor plan and home design software that you can use to design your kitchen online. Simply draw your floor plan, choose fixtures and finishes, furnish and decorate, and see your design in 3D – it’s that easy!

Want to learn more? See how to plan your kitchen design with RoomSketcher today!

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Frankie Elmquist
Frankie Elmquist is an interior architect and our Home Design Specialist. She’s worked around the globe for some of the top design firms in the world and now she brings her expertise to you.

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