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Every Office Kitchen Refit Needs These 6 Essentials

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By Matt Stimpson |  Published

Every office kitchen should be the heart of a business. Well used every day, it should provide everything to keep teams fed and watered through the working day or night. But, just like at home, a kitchen should be more than ‘just’ a kitchen. It should be a social space to enjoy. If you're planning an office kitchen refit for your business, here are 6 essential items you shouldn't be without.

Office kitchen refit essentials

London businesses were hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many were forced to see their teams working from home, while others had to leave their premises permanently. But businesses are coming back fighting with more staff back in the office and many more moving into new premises. And new premises often provides the ideal opportunity for an office kitchen refit.

Instead of being an uninviting place where people only stay long enough to make a cup of tea, your kitchen should be an inviting place to sit, eat, and relax, taking some much needed well-being time away from the desk. So when you’re planning an office kitchen refit, here are 6 must-have essentials you should include:


A big, American-style fridge freezer with ice dispenser may be a step too far (...or would it?). But a good sized, spacious fridge is essential for your team to store their food and drink each day, alongside office staples like milk for those all important tea rounds.

Coffee machine

While tea drinkers often outnumber coffee drinkers in the office, having a coffee machine will be a real investment for those who enjoy it. From bean-to-cup, filtered, or pod coffee machines, there’s a wide range to choose from, so ask your team what they prefer.


Investing in an all-in-one, push-button or touch-free tap that serves instant chilled, ambient, boiling, and sparkling water will keep your team refreshed and hydrated all day. For quick and easy hot and cold drinks, an energy-efficient and cost-effective premium water tap from Thirsty Work will be an ultra-convenient and stylish finishing touch for your new look office kitchen.

And, being connected direct to you mains water supply, the in-built Pura filtration system means you get a fully filtered water supply without the hard, London taste.

Water bottles

Drinking enough water each day is vital our mental and hysical health and well-being. So why not offer an alternative to single use plastic bottles with refillable and dishwasher-safe 500ml, 700ml, or 1 Litre glass bottles? Convenient refreshment in offices or meeting rooms to stay refreshed, hydrated, and productive all day. Thirsty Work even offers bottles that can also be company-branded.

Utensils and crockery

For anyone eating breakfast or lunch, your office kitchen should be well-stocked with plenty of utensils, cutlery, and crockery. Having enough to go around is essential so everyone has what they need. Likewise for dinner plates, side plates, and bowls. Really, too much is never enough.


The ultimate in convenient kitchen white goods. No more washing up rotas, dirty dish mops, or sinks stacked with used plates, just fill throughout the day and turn on at the end of the day for sparkling clean glassware, crockery, and utensils in the morning. Job done!

Premium Thirsty Work accessories

For any office kitchen refit, there’s always plenty to think about. But keeping your team involved in the design process and asking what they need or prefer is a great way to keep them happy and increase staff retention.

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