In the 21st century, more and more people are choosing to work from home, whether they have a full-time business that they own, or they just choose to spend time away from their regular place of work and want to spend more time at home. And you don't need to upgrade your house size to work from home, because now there are more and more people choosing to integrate office space into unconventional nooks and crannies of their houses.
If you thought that kitchens and offices were incompatible, think again. Actually, it's 100% possible to convert some of your kitchen space into a working office in kitchen renovations. Here's how you can make it work.
Pull-out shelves are space savers. The kitchen is one of the rooms in the house that stores a lot of stuff. There will no doubt be mountains of pots and pans, appliances like coffee machines and blenders, as well as all the ingredients you use to cook with. Throw office kit like printers, stacks of papers, and stationery into the mix and you could find yourself immersed in an overload of clutter. But with pull out shelving, those clunky pieces of office kit can be hidden away until you really need to use them.
Go wireless. Something to note about home offices is that you'll often connect your devices to plug sockets via wire cords. This can be a little bit dangerous in a kitchen environment where heat and water can easily find their way to those wires. For this reason, it's a good idea to be as wireless as you can, which is no great challenge in the 21st century. Nowadays, it's possible to purchase wireless printers, scanners, and other devices. Your kitchen will then keep its slick look and feel, and it won't interrupt with the functionality of your home office at all.
Have a standing office. When you are preparing food in the kitchen, you would always be standing up, and so kitchen countertops tend to be at the correct height for a standing rather than a sitting position. Instead of building a separate desk space, take the opportunity to utilise what you have and simply do your office work standing up. It's actually really unhealthy to be sitting in an office chair all day, and by working while on your feet in the kitchen you will reduce the risk of being diagnosed with cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.Share