An office’s kitchen is one of the most frequently used, high traffic areas, so it can be easy for it to get a little cluttered. Keeping the kitchen clean is important in maintaining a neat office. An office kitchen should also be a space where employees feel comfortable and encouraged to socialize within their everyday workspace. Whether you’re a surgeon at ThriveMD or run your own marketing agency, upgrading your office’s kitchen is a great way to instantly improve the look of your office and well as morale in the workplace. If your office’s kitchen is looking a little lackluster, here are some easy ways to improve it.
The best way to keep any kitchen tidy while also giving employees the ability to comfortably keep anything they’d like to have on hand in the kitchen is by ensuring that there is plenty of storage space. Adding some additional storage space such as cabinets, floating shelves, or more counter space is one of the easiest yet most useful upgrades that can be made to any kitchen.
Keep Things Stocked
Boost morale around the office and keep everyone in a good mood by keeping employees’ favorite snacks and beverages stocked in the kitchen. Keeping soda, energy drinks, beer, and more in the fridge for employees to access throughout the day and stocking the pantry with employees’ favorite snacks is guaranteed to be a mood booster for everyone in the office and will make long workdays a little easier.
Include a Prep Area
If your office kitchen doesn’t have a larger space for employees to easily prepare meals, this is a great way to upgrade the space for everyone. Adding a significant amount of counter space or a floating island near the microwave or sink will make it easier for employees to prepare meals at lunchtime. Plus, this is a convenient space to have in the kitchen in the event of a work party or other function where a lot of space for prepped food is necessary.
A well-designed and fully stocked kitchen can make all the difference in whether or not an employee has a good or bad day at the office. Keeping your office kitchen organized and fully stocked with employee favorites will make the kitchen a comfortable and functional space for employees to enjoy throughout a busy workday, and these 3 tips are a simple place to start.