Kitchen Workstation Ideas

Whether you want to put the home office in the kitchen or just set up a small desk area, find inspiration from these hardworking kitchen workstations.

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    Complement Your Kitchen

    With any kitchen office, use cabinets that match or complement what's in the kitchen so the space blends in seamlessly. Search home centers and kitchen stores for semi-custom cabinets that allow you to pack more into the typically petite workspace. This kitchen, for example, features storage-savvy bamboo cabinets that match the rest of the space's mid-century modern feel. 

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    Custom Command Center

    A custom-built desk area anchors one end of this farmhouse kitchen. Graceful table legs make the desk feel like a piece of furniture rather than a bank of cabinets, while bountiful storage space easily accommodates filing, schoolwork, and other needs. A mounted cabinet unit blends the corner office in with the rest of the kitchen. 

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    Pretty and Petite

    Crisp white cabinetry and colorful accents connect this workstation with the rest of the kitchen. The space next to the block of cabinets was thought to be unusable, but a desk served as a perfect, practical addition. It's a handy spot for handling messages, mail, and bills.

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    Handsome Home Office

    This bright home office sits right off the kitchen in a little nook. A blue desk offers a bold contrast to the space's pretty floral wallpaper pattern. A wall-mounted sconce provides the perfect amount of light for after-hours studying. 

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    Gorgeous in Blue

    Using the same materials as the rest of the kitchen, this office blends seamlessly into a previously unused space. Generous storage makes it easy to stash mail, homework, cookbooks, and important documents. Trendy pendant lights keep the space well-lit on dreary days.

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    Mighty Message Center

    This corner message center combines practical storage with attractive display space. Cabinets conceal drawers and bins while a chalkboard wall holds postcards, reminders, and family photographs. Create a similar design in your own kitchen with our DIY chalkboard paint

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    Perfect Fit

    Nestled between a cabinet and the wine cooler, this tiny desk area offers just enough room to look up recipes and plan menus. The desk area blends effortlessly with the rest of the kitchen by using the same elements. A drop-down partition effortlessly tucks the center out of sight when it's not in use. 

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    Fun for the Whole Family

    Here, a compact kitchen office tucks into a corner, with just enough space to pull up a chair. Open storage works for sorting bills and paperwork while file drawers organize important documents. Large, deep cabinets above reach to the ceiling, providing even more storage space.

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    Space Saver

    An awkward space became a mini office in this kitchen. The office uses the same white style found throughout the rest of the kitchen. Floating shelf units provide space for accents and needed accessories. 

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    Comfort in the Kitchen

    In this cozy kitchen office, built-in cabinets provide plenty of storage and conceal outlets for charging phones and other electronics. The large desk area allows the homeowner to do work comfortably in her own kitchen. Windows above admit extra light into the office area.

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    Beautiful Built-Ins

    In this kitchen, a tiny nook contains a charming message center with ample vertical storage space. The desk area is just large enough to hold a tablet, cookbook, and other necessary tools. White built-ins with nickel bin pulls and a collection of mason jars reinforce the kitchen's vintage style.

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    Fit for a Family

    Here, a chic spot next to the dining area functions as the message center for a busy family. It's the perfect place to leave keys, mail, or grocery bags, and it also works as a snack bar or homework haven where mom can easily monitor as she cooks. The sleek design keeps the desk area from looking cool, not cluttered. 

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    Fuse Flair and Function

    Built-in storage around this kitchen desk provides space for hanging files, office supplies, and electronics. White wall cabinets lighten the look of the area and provide ample storage space. A fabric-covered corkboard adds function and style to the office area.

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    Tiny but Practical

    A corner message center in this kitchen works well for the homeowners without much space. Perfect for apartments and tiny homes, this unit places a basic desk next to the fridge. File cabinets and stackable boxes provide storage space. 

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    Deluxe Desk

    Here, a built-in desk boasts a long granite countertop for spreading out paperwork, as well as traditional-style cabinetry that incorporates desk drawers and roll-out shelves. Large windows bring in sunlight and give the office area great views of the backyard.

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    Contemporary Design

    This work area was situated on a spare wall just off the kitchen. Open space located above the desk area keeps the room light and airy. Built-in cabinets connect the office with the kitchen design.

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    Easy Elegance

    Here, traditional cabinetry combined with a desk topped with the same material as the countertop gives the homeowners an elegant space to stay organized. Create a similar design in your own kitchen by integrating a desk area into a run of built-in cabinets. Just step down 4-6 inches from traditional counter height to table height, and bump in the desk area 3 or 4 inches to allow space for a chair.

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    Think Vertically

    Shelves mounted on wall brackets and an adjacent cabinet squeeze this petite kitchen workstation into an easily overlooked transitional spot. The shelves reach close to the ceiling, creating plenty of vertical storage for office supplies. Banks of cabinets on either side offer additional storage. 

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    Small Space Office

    Here, a tiny desk area is squeezed into the space behind the back door. Wall-mounted cabinets hold office supplies, while drawers on either side of the built-in desk stash files and important documents. Ample desk space keeps pens, pencils, sticky notes, and other supplies on hand. 

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