You know those little desks they built into kitchens about 10 to 20 years ago?
We all thought they were so cute, imagining ourselves sitting there making our grocery lists and organizing our recipes.
But did we?
No. Not usually.
We piled papers and junk there.
We loaded up stuff in the knee hole space.
We kept organizing it, but the thought of sitting at that tiny little space, facing the wall, especially today when we’re on laptops, iPads, and other devices all over the house, is soooo not appealing.
This is one of the first things, I find, that homeowners want to address in their kitchen remodel. And, we do it a variety of different ways. Ways that fit our homeowners' needs today.
I totally understand a landing station, but we are really living differently in our homes these days. How often does one really sit and work at the little desk in the kitchen anymore, facing the wall in a little tight space with your back to the action?
When you update or remodel your kitchen, you might want to consider thoughtfully how you live in the space. What are you NOT using? What bugs you? What is a remnant from the past?
Here's a tiny desk, below, that was unused. We turned it into a small niche in the side of the run of cabinets in this kitchen remodel.
My kitchen, below, with a landing station at the garage door. We added this in our remodel.
Here is a job where we removed the low desk and built a new, higher one, as a continuation of the kitchen counter, to also serve as a dry bar for the homeowner.
Below is a kitchen remodel project of mine under construction right now. This homeowner did want the desk to remain, but needed a way hide some of the papers and "stuff" that lands in the kitchen when everyone is coming and going.
So, I designed some full height storage there, beside the desk, to keep the clutter tucked away and organized. (Don't you love the two tone/navy and white? :-)
We are all about customizing a home for our clients, after all!
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