In a modern lifestyle, busy working families spend a lot of time in their kitchen. With the kitchen being the central station in the home, checking work emails and social media at breakfast or helping the kids with their homework while cooking dinner is most likely a daily ritual. If integrating a workstation near your cooking area would be a functional feature in your home, read on to find out how to work a desk into your kitchen.

Message Centre
If you don’t have a lot of space for a large desk, opt for a smaller desk utilized as a message center, perfect for a busy family. Create a handy spot in the kitchen by opening up a few shelves for a place to handle paperwork, bills and mail and store keys. A chalkboard splashback can act as a daily schedule of reminders for the family.

By the Window
Set up a relaxing and sunlit workspace by setting up a desk in front of a large window. It is wonderful way to bring natural lighting into your kitchen and a comforting spot for you to look up recipes or for kids to complete their homework.

Docking Station
If you need a place to set up your laptop and charge all of your electronics or you prefer looking up recipes online, a tech-savvy docking station is for you. Ensure you add lots of power outlets and storage for your documents, printer, laptop and device chargers.

For the Chefs
A desk and bookshelf set up can act as a great place to plan weekly meals and look up recipes. All you need is a small desk placed in between your cabinets or an awkward space in your kitchen, a bookshelf for your cook books with plenty of vertical storage.

Kitchen Island
If you don’t have room to incorporate a desk in your kitchen or don’t use it very often, your kitchen island can double as your work station. This is an easy option with today’s wireless technology as you wont need bulky outlets for chargers. Carve out a drawer for a place to store your laptop and work essentials when not in use.

With these design ideas you can utilise all of your available space and turn a small area in your kitchen into a functional workspace. We hope these creative tips will help you design a kitchen that is suited to your needs and lifestyle.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation
Please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiryAlternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

See more great kitchen ideas in our Online Gallery.