So here’s the thing. You have to work with what you have of course, and my experience has been that the coworkers solve this problem for me if I approach it in the right way.
Our basic motto (loosely translated) is “where the space changes to suit you and not the other way around”
This has a pun in Dutch which is untranslatable I am afraid.
So we provide the basic amenities and the coworkers can: bring in their own furniture, move the furniture, ask for this and that from the furniture budget, ask to have furniture moved or removed.
It does help that I have a background in theater
One of the more interesting things is to see the space change as the micro communities change within the space. At one time we had a catering company as a coworker and our largest conference room became a large, eat in kitchen complete with baking cookies which was very homey. We also had a yoga/meditation space for a while as we had a coworker who did mindfulness courses; at one time we had a near art gallery because the artist in residence was a whole group of painters who were quite prolific.
I give them the ground, the coworkers have to seed it.
All of this is to say, if they want a kitchen and they have to tools and agency to make a kitchen, they will make a kitchen.
On Monday, November 19, 2018 at 10:36:00 PM UTC+1, AK wrote:
Our space is small (under 1500 ft ) so we are thinking of foregoing a kitchen and having a counter with a sink and small under counter fridge.
I seek ideas and photo of other spaces who have a similar situation ( no full kitchen)
Thoughts on the whole idea are welcome.