Every office needs a kitchen. Although an office kitchen doesn’t need to be as elaborate and fancy as the kitchen in your home, it does need to be functional, and the design should be coordinated to blend with the rest of the office decor.
Functional office kitchen
Your office kitchen has many purposes. You won’t be cooking six-course meals, but you’ll have several employees that are heading to the kitchen at the same time, so creating enough space is important. Making your office kitchen an open-plan kitchen will allow you to expand the space, giving it more flexibility and allowing better flow and movement when lunchtime rolls around.
Your employees aren’t just going to need to go in, grab a cup of coffee or their boxed lunch from the refrigerator and then head back to their cubicle. You want to design an office kitchen that allows for socializing. Your employees need a place to gather to talk about the latest episode of Homeland or the Bachelor. And, you need them to be able to gather without blocking off the coffee machine and the sink from people trying to get a refill or wash their mugs.
Built in appliances and smart spaces
Customizing your office kitchen design will allow you to build cabinets, furniture, and countertops that perfectly allow for all of the appliances that you need so that you have one cohesive kitchen design, built specifically for your office.
Easy to clean and maintain
With so many people moving in and out of your kitchen area, you need to custom design your cabinets and countertops, using materials that are durable, and easy to clean and maintain. Make sure there aren’t hard to reach places or wasted space that can collect dirt and dust.
Function and practicality aside, you also want your office kitchen to look good, especially if it is part of an open-plan office where the kitchen is visible at all times. Customize your cabinetry and countertops to take your office decor and aesthetic into account, coordinating color schemes and design to match the rest of the office.
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