How to design a kitchen that’s perfect for working from home

Done with working from your sofa? Here’s how to create a flexible home office in your kitchen...

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Spent the best part of this year working from your crowded kitchen table? Or the corner of your living room? Or maybe even from your soft office (ie. your bed or your sofa)? Well since this whole WFH thing is looking to become a more permanent situation for a lot of us, it’s time to think about creating a more permanent home office setup. Somewhere you can feel motivated and productive, and like you have a dedicated workspace. And this needn’t mean you have to build an extension or give up a spare bedroom, you can build a home office into your kitchen!

Plus, we are all doing so much more in our kitchens now, as well as cooking at home a whole lot more, we are also working, sometimes homeschooling, spending more time with our families (since they are the only people we can see at the moment!) and our kitchen needs to adapt with us to meet this new flexible lifestyle we are all living through.

Ballerina kitchens are all about that; creating spaces that encompass all the needs we have of a kitchen – from effective storage solutions for a clutter-free space, to kitchen furniture that can be doubled up as a home office. They produce amazing quality kitchens – they are a German brand that are now available in the UK so they are all about durability and strength, plus new innovative designs and space-saving solutions. 

Sound like you need to redesign your space and make it more multi-functional for working from home? Well, we have rounded up our top tips for creating a kitchen that you can also use as your home office...

1. Keep your kitchen multi-functional

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When creating a flexible kitchen that can also be used as a home office, multi-functional furniture is a must. Storage benches that double up as seating, kitchen islands that can be used as a place to work, a breakfast bar that can feel like a separate office space  – these multifunctional areas will all add to that seamless, flexible feeling in your kitchen plus provide you with practical places to set up your home office. 

2. Pick all in one units that work both for a kitchen and a home office

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The FreeSTYLE range from Ballerina kitchens is perfect for creating a WFH set up in your kitchen – the FreeSTYLE wall is ideal if you are squeezed for space too and need a unit that’s going to do it all. This unit elegantly combines kitchen storage, home office storage and a desk space too. You could incorporate a FreeSTYLE wall anywhere in your home, but if you are looking to create a space in your kitchen that you can work from this is a really simple solution. 

3. Include plenty of storage 

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The last thing you want in your home office is a load of kitchen clutter, so getting your storage right is really important for creating a productive space that feels just as much like an office as it does a kitchen. Ballerina Kitchens have loads of really handy storage ideas that will keep your space tidy. Rotating shelves and pull-outs behind unit doors for example mean you can maximise the storage space within your cupboards. You can also mix in some open storage too, so you can create personality in your space by displaying cookbooks, house plants and your nicest crockery. 

For more information on why you should choose a Ballerina Kitchen, head over to their website, there are also some gorgeous kitchens over there to give you even more inspiration.