By Sandra Mendes, AyA Kitchens
With many people working from home now, finding a comfortable place to do your job can be challenging. The kitchen has unexpectedly become a popular choice as the new work from home space but it can take some adjusting to repurpose the space.
Most importantly, a clean, clutter free space helps clear the mind and keep you focused on the task at hand whether it’s working, studying or cooking. Now’s a good time to clear the clutter, make room for work related items by purging things you no longer find a use for, clear out that junk drawer, donate or toss old dishware cookware and small appliances, condense your vast collection of food storage containers and their mismatched lids.
• Stay organized by setting up a designated work area, whether it’s the end of the island, the kitchen table or even a pantry nook, try to keep your work related items in one area only
• Comfortable seating is paramount, perching on a backless bar stool for 8 hours is not ideal, so invest in a quality chair or move an existing one into your new work space
• Ergonomics is key, the kitchen table provides an ideal working height, a counter height table or island is also not bad a choice as long as you have an elevated foot rest to support proper posture, a bar height counter makes a great standing desk option