No room for a kitchen--what do I do?

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.

Thank you.

I have built kitchens that are only 4ft wide that worked. Some kitchens can be super small and fit into cupboards.

Or go onto Pinterest and search “Tiny Kitchens”

Carl

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On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 8:36:00 AM UTC+11, 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.

Thank you.

I love this solution, Carl!

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On Nov 19, 2018, 6:11 PM -0500, Carl Sullivan <[email protected]>, wrote:

I have built kitchens that are only 4ft wide that worked. Some kitchens can be super small and fit into cupboards.

Or go onto Pinterest and search "Tiny Kitchens"

Carl

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 8:36:00 AM UTC+11, 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.
>
> Thank you.
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Thank you, Carl. My concern is less of a efficiency kitchen, but the WHOLE idea of making the kitchen a separate place for people to relax. It just seems that our space is too small for that.

The one you show is quite nice. More than we intend even.

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From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Carl Sullivan
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Subject: [Coworking] Re: No room for a kitchen–what do I do?

I have built kitchens that are only 4ft wide that worked. Some kitchens can be super small and fit into cupboards.

Premium Quality Compact Kitchen - Informative Kitchen Appliance ...

Or go onto Pinterest and search “Tiny Kitchens”

Carl

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 8:36:00 AM UTC+11, 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.

Thank you.


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I would highly recommend that you have somewhere that is not desks for your team to hang, even if its just 2 x 3 seater lounges that are adjacent to the kitchen.

I have seen and built many small spaces, and a commonality is that if you are trying to maximise space build a small kitchen and place an 8 seater kitchen table next to it. This zone can double up as open plan meeting room space before and after lunch, and as a lunch zone during lunch hours.

It is also a golden opportunity to make a space that has tones of character and photographs well for advertising and socials. Here is an example of a space that I set up, sourcing this old red velvet lounge off ebay and paring it with a couple of simple books, side tables and a plant made it pop…

This space was 126m2 (1356ft2) and we fit space for 26 people, a kitchen, a break out lounge area, 2 video editing studios and an 8 person meeting room. Check out what I did here… https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bz2RcnHfAvyvTWFKbHJwLW1sN0E?usp=sharing

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On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 10:22:08 AM UTC+11, AK wrote:

Thank you, Carl. My concern is less of a efficiency kitchen, but the WHOLE idea of making the kitchen a separate place for people to relax. It just seems that our space is too small for that.

The one you show is quite nice. More than we intend even.

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Carl Sullivan
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 5:00 PM
To: Coworking
Subject: [Coworking] Re: No room for a kitchen–what do I do?

I have built kitchens that are only 4ft wide that worked. Some kitchens can be super small and fit into cupboards.

Or go onto Pinterest and search “Tiny Kitchens”

Carl

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 8:36:00 AM UTC+11, 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.

Thank you.


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Edit: the office I linked to has 20 person capacity, not 26. and a better link to see the other photos… https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bz2RcnHfAvyvTWFKbHJwLW1sN0E?usp=sharing

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On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 11:37:28 AM UTC+11, Carl Sullivan wrote:

I would highly recommend that you have somewhere that is not desks for your team to hang, even if its just 2 x 3 seater lounges that are adjacent to the kitchen.

I have seen and built many small spaces, and a commonality is that if you are trying to maximise space build a small kitchen and place an 8 seater kitchen table next to it. This zone can double up as open plan meeting room space before and after lunch, and as a lunch zone during lunch hours.

It is also a golden opportunity to make a space that has tones of character and photographs well for advertising and socials. Here is an example of a space that I set up, sourcing this old red velvet lounge off ebay and paring it with a couple of simple books, side tables and a plant made it pop…

This space was 126m2 (1356ft2) and we fit space for 26 people, a kitchen, a break out lounge area, 2 video editing studios and an 8 person meeting room. Check out what I did here… https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bz2RcnHfAvyvTWFKbHJwLW1sN0E?usp=sharing

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 10:22:08 AM UTC+11, AK wrote:

Thank you, Carl. My concern is less of a efficiency kitchen, but the WHOLE idea of making the kitchen a separate place for people to relax. It just seems that our space is too small for that.

The one you show is quite nice. More than we intend even.

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Carl Sullivan
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 5:00 PM
To: Coworking
Subject: [Coworking] Re: No room for a kitchen–what do I do?

I have built kitchens that are only 4ft wide that worked. Some kitchens can be super small and fit into cupboards.

Or go onto Pinterest and search “Tiny Kitchens”

Carl

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 8:36:00 AM UTC+11, 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.

Thank you.


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Attached is our current space allocation. There is a wall adjoining the bathroom sink wall. Thus plumbing is not a problem for the kitchette. We do have space just outside the bathroom which could be a space to congregate…but who would really want to that…there? Not sure what to with that area --more ideas welcome.,

Al

1st floor current.pdf (14.7 KB)

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On Monday, November 19, 2018 at 3:36:00 PM UTC-6, 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.

Thank you.

Big +1 to having some space for gathering. That’s more important than the “kitchen” facilities.

If you think of it as multi-purpose space, rather than strictly kitchen/meal space, I think your options start to open up a lot!

-Alex

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On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 7:37 PM Carl Sullivan [email protected] wrote:

I would highly recommend that you have somewhere that is not desks for your team to hang, even if its just 2 x 3 seater lounges that are adjacent to the kitchen.

I have seen and built many small spaces, and a commonality is that if you are trying to maximise space build a small kitchen and place an 8 seater kitchen table next to it. This zone can double up as open plan meeting room space before and after lunch, and as a lunch zone during lunch hours.

It is also a golden opportunity to make a space that has tones of character and photographs well for advertising and socials. Here is an example of a space that I set up, sourcing this old red velvet lounge off ebay and paring it with a couple of simple books, side tables and a plant made it pop…

entropico_space_7.jpg

This space was 126m2 (1356ft2) and we fit space for 26 people, a kitchen, a break out lounge area, 2 video editing studios and an 8 person meeting room. Check out what I did here… https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bz2RcnHfAvyvTWFKbHJwLW1sN0E?usp=sharing

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 10:22:08 AM UTC+11, AK wrote:

Thank you, Carl. My concern is less of a efficiency kitchen, but the WHOLE idea of making the kitchen a separate place for people to relax. It just seems that our space is too small for that.

The one you show is quite nice. More than we intend even.

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Carl Sullivan
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 5:00 PM
To: Coworking
Subject: [Coworking] Re: No room for a kitchen–what do I do?

I have built kitchens that are only 4ft wide that worked. Some kitchens can be super small and fit into cupboards.

Premium Quality Compact Kitchen - Informative Kitchen Appliance ...

Or go onto Pinterest and search “Tiny Kitchens”

Carl

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 8:36:00 AM UTC+11, 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.

Thank you.


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How high are you ceilings. Ive seen some space build out a loft space.

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On Tue, Nov 20, 2018, 12:06 PM Alex Hillman <[email protected] wrote:

Big +1 to having some space for gathering. That’s more important than the “kitchen” facilities.

If you think of it as multi-purpose space, rather than strictly kitchen/meal space, I think your options start to open up a lot!

-Alex


The #1 mistake in community building is doing it by yourself.

Better Coworkers: http://indyhall.org

Weekly Coworking Tips: http://coworkingweekly.com

My Audiobook: https://theindyhallway.com/ten

On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 7:37 PM Carl Sullivan [email protected] wrote:

I would highly recommend that you have somewhere that is not desks for your team to hang, even if its just 2 x 3 seater lounges that are adjacent to the kitchen.

I have seen and built many small spaces, and a commonality is that if you are trying to maximise space build a small kitchen and place an 8 seater kitchen table next to it. This zone can double up as open plan meeting room space before and after lunch, and as a lunch zone during lunch hours.

It is also a golden opportunity to make a space that has tones of character and photographs well for advertising and socials. Here is an example of a space that I set up, sourcing this old red velvet lounge off ebay and paring it with a couple of simple books, side tables and a plant made it pop…

entropico_space_7.jpg

This space was 126m2 (1356ft2) and we fit space for 26 people, a kitchen, a break out lounge area, 2 video editing studios and an 8 person meeting room. Check out what I did here… https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bz2RcnHfAvyvTWFKbHJwLW1sN0E?usp=sharing

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 10:22:08 AM UTC+11, AK wrote:

Thank you, Carl. My concern is less of a efficiency kitchen, but the WHOLE idea of making the kitchen a separate place for people to relax. It just seems that our space is too small for that.

The one you show is quite nice. More than we intend even.

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Carl Sullivan
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 5:00 PM
To: Coworking
Subject: [Coworking] Re: No room for a kitchen–what do I do?

I have built kitchens that are only 4ft wide that worked. Some kitchens can be super small and fit into cupboards.

Premium Quality Compact Kitchen - Informative Kitchen Appliance ...

Or go onto Pinterest and search “Tiny Kitchens”

Carl

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 8:36:00 AM UTC+11, 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.

Thank you.


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9 ft ceiling height

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Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 11:10 AM
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Subject: Re: [Coworking] Re: No room for a kitchen–what do I do?

How high are you ceilings. Ive seen some space build out a loft space.

On Tue, Nov 20, 2018, 12:06 PM Alex Hillman <[email protected] wrote:

Big +1 to having some space for gathering. That’s more important than the “kitchen” facilities.

If you think of it as multi-purpose space, rather than strictly kitchen/meal space, I think your options start to open up a lot!

-Alex


The #1 mistake in community building is doing it by yourself.

Better Coworkers: http://indyhall.org

Weekly Coworking Tips: http://coworkingweekly.com

My Audiobook: https://theindyhallway.com/ten

On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 7:37 PM Carl Sullivan [email protected] wrote:

I would highly recommend that you have somewhere that is not desks for your team to hang, even if its just 2 x 3 seater lounges that are adjacent to the kitchen.

I have seen and built many small spaces, and a commonality is that if you are trying to maximise space build a small kitchen and place an 8 seater kitchen table next to it. This zone can double up as open plan meeting room space before and after lunch, and as a lunch zone during lunch hours.

It is also a golden opportunity to make a space that has tones of character and photographs well for advertising and socials. Here is an example of a space that I set up, sourcing this old red velvet lounge off ebay and paring it with a couple of simple books, side tables and a plant made it pop…

entropico_space_7.jpg

This space was 126m2 (1356ft2) and we fit space for 26 people, a kitchen, a break out lounge area, 2 video editing studios and an 8 person meeting room. Check out what I did here… https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bz2RcnHfAvyvTWFKbHJwLW1sN0E?usp=sharing

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 10:22:08 AM UTC+11, AK wrote:

Thank you, Carl. My concern is less of a efficiency kitchen, but the WHOLE idea of making the kitchen a separate place for people to relax. It just seems that our space is too small for that.

The one you show is quite nice. More than we intend even.

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Carl Sullivan
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 5:00 PM
To: Coworking
Subject: [Coworking] Re: No room for a kitchen–what do I do?

I have built kitchens that are only 4ft wide that worked. Some kitchens can be super small and fit into cupboards.

Premium Quality Compact Kitchen - Informative Kitchen Appliance ...

Or go onto Pinterest and search “Tiny Kitchens”

Carl

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 8:36:00 AM UTC+11, 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.

Thank you.


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Mine is tiny and coworkers happy (fridge, microwave, coffee…) Simple bur useful.

kit.jpg

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On Monday, November 19, 2018 at 11:36:00 AM UTC-10, 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.

Thank you.

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 :slight_smile:

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.

Warm regards,

Jeannine

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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.

Thank you.