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5 Top Tips On How You Can Improve your Office Kitchen

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By Matt Stimpson |  Published

If you’ve had to steer your business through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve probably had to make some changes to how you operate. Many London businesses are going through the same thing. But with every downsize or upscale into new premises or with every decision to have an office revamp, you’re afforded a prime opportunity to improve your office kitchen.

A functional, practical, and cool office kitchen

Office kitchens are often the place where teams get to hang out when they’re away from their desks or workstations. So as a social space, your office kitchen needs to tick plenty of boxes, but it also needs to tick the boxes for functionality and practicality too. If you’re about to move to new London premises or are about to refit or revamp your offices, here are 5 top tips on how you can improve your office kitchen for style and cool.

1. Plan your space

It can be easy to know what you want to include in your new office kitchen but making your plan work is another story. The position or placement of some of your improvements may be obvious, but investing in the services of a pro office outfitter can give you inspiration and the professional advice you need to make it a reality. But don't forget to include your team during the process too.

2. Make it eco-friendly

Long gone are the days of having a single kitchen bin. Recycling is a key issue and having the right ways to deal with waste is something many employees will be expecting. Recycling bins that can be used to separate glass, plastics, paper/card, and food waste are essential. But look to provide recycled and recyclable supplies alongside non-plastic options like glass bottles too.

3. Invest in appliances

You might’ve already thought about a toaster, microwave, dishwasher, and fridge/freezer, but why not think outside the box a bit and go one step further? Investing in a good coffee machine, a food processor/blender, or even energy-efficient and cost-effective premium water taps or office water coolers to give your team instant access to chilled, ambient, boiling, or sparkling filtered water.

4. Get hip to the furniture

Interaction and conversation is key to team bonding, so providing the right furniture to encourage that is essential. Alongside smaller tables, include larger ones for 6+ people and bar seating or privacy pods for 1-to-1 chats. And spacious, comfortable surroundings with modular sofas are a great way to create an inclusive and relaxed atmosphere.

5. Go bold and vibrant

Don’t opt for boring or plain walls. This is a great opportunity to introduce bold colours and vibrant accessories and decorations that give style, atmosphere, and positive energy. And getting staff involved in what they want to see or use is a great way to get everyone involved.

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