Desks in the Kitchen

Desks in the Kitchen

Laure Joliet
Mar 12, 2009

We must all have small home offices on the brain these days. My own desire to move from the dining room table to some kind of dedicated workspace that doesn't need to get packed up (like the one I used to have) had me lusting over little nooks in the kitchen to fit a desk, a couple of folders, maybe a bulletin board and a computer. A couple of friends of mine have tiny apartments with kitchens that can accommodate a little table for 2. But in most cases they forgo the eating nook in favor of a workspace, eating in the living room on the coffee table instead:

Intrigued I looked up some images to see what regular folks have been putting together and I love these multi-tasking stations right in the heart of the home:

Megan and Sarah's Orange Nook is actually quite spacious and I love the use of thrift store furniture, bright colors and textures from books and plants.

This desk from flickr user Laura Hiartrich is mid century utilitarian style with an eames chair and simple lines. It's a small desk just at the end of the counter, out of the way but not shoved into obscurity. I wonder how often the desk in the kitchen ends up getting everyone's stuff all over it.

This is the ultimate desk in the kitchen. Built In, drool. With ample shelving, bulletin board backsplash and out of the way enough to not be in the cook's way. From moobug.

If given the chance would you use the kitchen eating nook for work? Do you already? At the least I'm picturing a little parsons desk or something like this to stick into a tiny corner (to call my own). Even a tiny corner would do.

Top Image from army.arch's Flickr.

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