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Desk Area

Designed with homeowner & interior designer Melissa Guerrero. Melissa designed the shelves & chose the materials & colors. I designed the desk area with cubbies, along with other functional aspects of this kitchen.

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July 8, 2013
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Hi Kathy,
Thanks! The overall bar height is 41". The height to the bottom of the cubbies is 35 1/4". I didn't select the bar stools, but the seat height is roughly 30". I had recommended a metal foot rest, but the homeowner decided she didn't need it.
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Kit Pollard added this to Glam Up the Kitchen
Grown-up color. This is clearly a functional kitchen - the busy shelves and laptop make it clear. But the exotic mustard color on the walls also gives it a ton of sophistication. It's not obnoxious, but it is bold and very different - the owners of this house took a chance, and it paid off.
The main challenge that people face in their twenties in terms of home design is a lack of space. You may be sharing space with roommates or simply living in a tiny apartment. The trick that you have to learn is how to make the most of your space. Creating multi-functional spaces is a great idea in your twenties. This spot here serves as a breakfast nook, a computer workstation and a place to have cocktails with friends who visit.

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awentz added this to Homework/Desk Ideas
last Saturday
2 tier counter with cubbies--drawers would hide the mess
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last Thursday
Cool idea, we instead reverse it so desk is lower? Just need to figure out outlets.
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Awesome idea
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chairs at island
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storage under countertop
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homework station
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Under counter desk
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Standing desk
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Love the desk.
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nice lights
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Cool wall color
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green wall
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May 4, 2014
Kitchen bill pay/coupon/mail. Add basket-drawers into cubbies to make papers more accessible. Place to stash laptop. Don't forget to allow knee/legroom.
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March 23, 2014
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ikea floating shelves
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Cubbies in bar top
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Cubbies under kitchen homework area
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Desk open drawers
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Short cubbies directly below surface for placemats , magazines, cookbooks
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Place to put stuff in bar island. Need to add doors/drawers to keep tidy. Also add plugs
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November 26, 2013
color de la pared
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November 22, 2013
Like the storage and seating area. This would be great place to put mail and reading material.
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November 17, 2013
I like this ad an addition/option to the island
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November 1, 2013
Nice idea to stash laptop and mail
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Drawers under bar
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October 20, 2013
great idea
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Idea for breakfast bar extended countertop opposite sink. Maybe narrow cubbies under countertop to store laptop, paper, small items.
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note the color of kitchen counter top. what color do you like?
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the shelves
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shelves under countertop are ikea
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July 29, 2013
knock down wall on the sink side and do this
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drawers in top of bar?
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Paint color
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Under the bar cubbies
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Desk area
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counter pockets, computer workstation on snack bar
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Kitchen island standing desk
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Picture, color
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Island storage
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Love the wood and chartreus
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Acid green!!
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wall color... kitchen bar... painting... lighting
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For my bar
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Ikea shelves
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kitchen counter elevated counter top with interior storage. No wasted space.
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declutter top with small storage under countertop
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for kitchen island
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good color for the kitchen
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the raised bar has storage, unique colour (maybe toned down)
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undercounter cubbies
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close in concept
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Interesting desk cubbies
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the cubbies for storing computers and phones
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Open cubicle bartop for media room bar can store electronics or remotes.
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double seat
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Great storage idea in island
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cubby under counter for laptop
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LG house??
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slot for computer in bar
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Side view of bar
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I designed the desk area with cubbies, along with other functional aspects of this kitchen.
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Seating at end of island
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counter cubbies
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wall color
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Desk area
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Like little cubbies under counter
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ikea floating shelves
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Laptop bar with space underneath for storage and charging station
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Desk w. storage
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Counter storage
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office storage in kitchen bar
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Kitchen/living room transition
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kitchen desk alternative
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bar cubbies - good place for placemats
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cubby holes in bar
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Pic by the chairs
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shelf overhang
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Bar stools
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Wall color
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Nice bold color
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March 19, 2012
eat in and work space
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Color for our kitchen
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Paint, cubbyhole countertop
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couleur mur/armoires
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Desk w cubbies
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storage under bar but not from kitchen side
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Wall counter
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December 25, 2011
Counter has storage
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December 17, 2011
The bar chairs
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December 5, 2011
bar seating/ desk
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October 18, 2011
Kitchen chair
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September 25, 2011
use a raised counter on left end of island to create a bit of separation from living room. hide view of cooking area, piled up dishes, etc.
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September 25, 2011
On left side of kitchen Bill pay center Separation from family room
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September 24, 2011
Nice breakfast nook
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September 17, 2011
Chartreuse wall
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September 17, 2011
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September 16, 2011
Cool idea for quickly stowing papers from kitchen island
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August 28, 2011
3 nooks below counter surface.
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August 28, 2011
desk option
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August 24, 2011
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August 10, 2011
solid coloured wall
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July 26, 2011
Yellow wall and furniture
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July 20, 2011
Great, cheap idea to add a counter to your kitchen
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July 19, 2011
coloring / craft area for kids while im cooking
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July 14, 2011
So cute and very practical. LOVE-LOVE.
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July 5, 2011
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June 26, 2011
The main challenge that people face in their twenties in terms of home design is a lack of space. You may be sharing space with roommates or simply living in a tiny apartment. The trick that you have to learn is how to make the most of your space. Creating multi-functional spaces is a great idea in your twenties. This spot here serves as a breakfast nook, a computer workstation and a place to have cocktails with friends who visit. by Joanne Cannell, CKD, CBD, CID
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June 23, 2011
The wall color!
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June 12, 2011
Kitchen desk
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June 6, 2011
chartreuse! floating shelves; love the storage area under the bar for homework/projects
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June 4, 2011
love the multipurpose of this addition to the kitchen
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May 31, 2011
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May 31, 2011
work space at the end of your counter in kitchen. slim shelf for books or closed laptop just below the countertop.
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May 24, 2011
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May 22, 2011
If its just not possible to have a separate workspace, this is a smart way to make the eat-up bar serve double duty to store a laptop/homework, etc.
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May 22, 2011
wall color
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May 5, 2011
Love the shelf
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April 30, 2011
storage space at bar
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April 26, 2011
LOVE the space under the counter top to stash whatever you're working on. Also love the open shelves instead of upper cabinets
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April 21, 2011
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April 21, 2011
Undercounter drawer. Want to include this in the bar height table if I can with less "drawer" height.
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April 8, 2011
Love the colour! Its has the youth of yellow without the childishness.
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April 6, 2011
homework in the slots?
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March 28, 2011
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March 14, 2011
The cubbies underneath the breakfast bar are great for laptops, napkins, etc.
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February 28, 2011
Higher bar with cubby
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February 25, 2011
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February 5, 2011
If the doorway behind the chairs leads outside, but isn't the inside entry to the room, these stools are well placed, too.
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February 5, 2011
Cubbies, wall colour. Lovely!
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February 3, 2011
Es genial este diseño de barra
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February 2, 2011
Bar and storage under the bar.
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February 2, 2011
love the wall color, and overhang
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January 30, 2011
cubby in bar
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January 29, 2011
cubby in bar
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January 25, 2011
barra cajones
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Shannon - interesting idea for the "glass cantilevered" area to the right of ovens. Still have landing space in form of narrow cabinet, then raise for computers like this?
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January 4, 2011
Space saver
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December 21, 2010
the desk and the artwork
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