A kitchen workspace that is meant for storing cookbooks, surfing the web, homework, or mini home office can be compact and close to the action. For everyday tasks, such as paying bills and sorting recipes, a workspace directly in the kitchen may suit just fine. Any kitchen workspace should be designed with consideration for proper lighting, storage, peripherals, and cable storage.
The kitchen is the command and social center for almost every household. Look into how this space will make use of lighting and plan the location and layout accordingly. A useful workspace will probably require access to the internet, phone lines, and electrical receptacles, so make sure cables and wires can be tucked away.
For a full-time workspace, make sure to consider everything that will be uses in that area for proper storage, such as a printer, scanner, and fax machine. A desktop computer system will require space above or below the desk for the computer itself. You can store the computer in a ventilated cabinet so that dust is kept to a minimum.
A place for mail, hooks for keys, a board for messages, slots for to do paperwork, and space for newspapers and magazines. A space to charge cell phones and other gadgets will come in handy too.
A kitchen workspace has the convenience of being at home for family and friends, and the functionality of an office.