Although I still love love love our kitchen, my loyalty stops at the desk area. We’ve had a pathetic excuse for a “drop zone/family office” for 3 years now. See below.
The pile of junk is a never-ending struggle, and I realize this will never change. However, I am keen to at least get some of the permanent junk off of there, improve our messy cable situation, and make it dead easy for hubby to drop his keys and wallet. Out.of.the.way.
We finally decided to tackle this this fall. I’ve ordered the same cabinets again from Home Depot (they still carry them, bless their hearts). I tried so hard to do the Kijiji route on this but couldn’t find the right combo of upper and lowers to 1) make the desk and 2) house the stereo and have symmetrical upper cabinets.
We are getting the same great local guy who made our kitchen island to make the desktop. That way everything will look very put together! Normally I don’t sign up for a “matchy matchy” look but when you are dealing with spaces that will always have “stuff” on it, sometimes it’s best to keep the lines clean and similar looking. Now, because this part is custom, I can make it exactly what I’d like, which include 1) a bevel on the edge that is the high traffic side, so no one bangs their right hip into when entering the house and 2) a cut-out for cables so we can keep things as tidy as possible on the desk surface. I’m going to mount a power cable on the wall just below the desk so it is off the floor and easy to access.
All of this took some Pinterest research to figure out. I’ve included a widget below of my Pinterest board.
Stay tuned for the final result!