We can resort to functional and decorative furniture. We set ourselves a single goal: to have a beautiful, practical, and simple kitchen. The office in the kitchen is more than just a dining room; Actually, it is a space where you can share time with others, chat, do your homework, have a snack, etc. The purpose is that we have a functional place that helps us have more space when we carry out daily tasks. But, how can we decorate a kitchen with an office?
The possibilities are multiple. It is that we take more advantage of the space and have more work surfaces, whether we want to cook or for other tasks. Why not use the kitchen for everyday life? It can even be converted into a small place for leisure; that is, a different way of enjoying this part of the house.
HOW TO DECORATE THE KITCHEN WITH THE OFFICE?
There are several options: a table with chairs, an island in the center, a bar with stools… It is unnecessary to have a huge kitchen, and it is enough to have a good idea to take advantage of the space. If you don’t know how to carry it out, let yourself be advised by the new comprehensive Ikea specialist service, which will help you from beginning to end.
One concept that you should keep in mind is that the kitchen should also complement the style of the home. We refer to the possibility of having a careful design that adapts to our tastes and personality. For this reason, we have the opportunity to make a more dynamic decoration, even if you want to open the kitchen to the living room.
FURNITURE ALWAYS AT HAND
Functionality is the fundamental principle that we must raise. A table for breakfast or a gathering, the island to make our favorite recipes, or even a simple design for small kitchens with a bar where you can rest while you have a coffee. They are the best options you can propose to get more out of your stay.
The idea of always having accessible areas for personal recreation at hand does not have to be limited only to the living room. The design of an office in the kitchen allows us to enjoy it more. For this reason, it is essential to have comfortable and functional furniture; in other words, everything fulfills a function, as if we want to have an integrated dining room.
To have a more precise perception of the decoration that we must work on, we are going to show you some examples that, without a doubt, will inspire you when designing an office in the kitchen.
1- ISLAND FOR EVERYTHING
In the middle
The dimensions of the kitchen have allowed it to be placed in the center without giving up the necessary freedom of movement around it, which should be approximately 1.20 m.
It measures more than 90 cm, which is recommended to work in its cooking, to diversify its uses—for example, being a comfortable place to eat daily or where the children do their homework.
The thickness of the worktop (there are some from 2 cm), the projection of the top, and the aesthetics of the stools have been vital to giving the island an image of today.
2- NEXT TO THE WINDOW
Its rectangular shape is ideal for taking advantage of the hole in the wall under the window. Arranged parallel to the main front of the kitchen, it admits more diners.
We maximized seats
There is space to put two matching chairs on one side and the other on the table. And as an extra seat, a stool can be stored when not in use.
Neither the table, nor the chairs are recharged because they are birch. Its tone is very similar to the wall covering and the handles. The biscuit fabric, in a mocha color, reinforces the effect. This proposal is from Ikea.
3- ATTACHED TO THE WALL
Very well-thought-out set
It occupies the free wall of the kitchen to take advantage of those meters. Although it is for four people, the table leaves the recommended space to move comfortably behind the chairs: at least 60 cm.
The table has a straight leg because it is the least annoying solution when sitting down. It has been painted white to create a nice contrast with the brown wood.
Thonet type, they have given the office a homey atmosphere and are very practical because they can be stacked and thus take up less space. Proposal of Santos Kitchens.
4- EXPRESS SOLUTION
Countertop in “L”
Placed in this way, the dishwashing area is independent and, at the same time, divides the kitchen into two rooms. Its height is optimal to sit comfortably with stools, about 90 cm approx.
Base with high legs
A wooden design has been chosen, and thus the table loses volume insight and allows cleaning underneath without problems. To fully integrate it, its finish is white, like the furniture.
Vinyl on the wall
It has transformed the office in record time since it is placed directly on the tiles.
5- WITH ROUND TABLE
Look at this idea: a round table with chairs is a perfect solution to furnish your office kitchen. Although the kitchen is not very big, it has efficient solutions, with the upper part “cleared” of cupboards and some small shelves. The small dining room –in white, with very pure lines– gives “air” to the space and resolves the daily meals, breakfast, and an extra work area.
6- ON AN ISLAND
Although this kitchen has space for a large dining room, it also takes advantage of the island to “open” a hole under the countertop and put two stools. They are perfect for quick breakfasts or sharing conversations while cooking with the family—an exquisite solution.
7- TWO ENVIRONMENTS
On the one hand, the work area is divided into two fronts. On the other hand, an ideal space for an office has been created, with a table and chairs for several people, a bench and a shelf for dishes. The idea is from Ikea, whose kitchen specialists will help you set up yours and advise you on what to put according to your space and taste. Remember that they will be with you throughout the process and offer a 25-year guarantee.
8- OF WOOD
For a wooden kitchen, a wooden office, but in another tone, black in this case. A specific contrast is achieved with the pine color of the rest of the kitchen. The amplitude allows the provision of a large table, perfect for eating with the family, doing homework… We find, therefore, an open kitchen that is well integrated into the living-dining room.
9- IN THE BAR
Putting two stools next to the bar is enough to set up an office. This kitchen, from Ikea, proposes that solution and thus creates enough space to have a coffee or a light dinner. Remember that Ikea, with its new comprehensive kitchen service, places its specialists at your disposal, who will help you make the most of the space and create the kitchen of your dreams. You have to choose whether to go to an Ikea store or call them to come home. They will help you throughout the process.
10- PURE GREATNESS
With such a large kitchen, the options are many. In this case, a central island is chosen which, in addition to being a work area, becomes an office to have an aperitif, coffee… In turn, the matching high stools stand out. In the background a beautiful dining room to eat with the family.