Sharing all the details of our new Built in DIY Kitchen Desk for a Computer & Homework Station with Built in Bookcases for the kids with pictures.
With 4 kids in school this year our family needed a central spot for homework.
Last year I would send the older boys to their rooms where each boy had a desk we made for them.
However, it didn’t seem like much homework was getting done & everyone always wound up in the kitchen anyway!
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DIY Kitchen Desk & Homework Station with Built in Bookcases
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So Jason & I made a plan to create a DIY kitchen desk for a computer & homework station in the kitchen with built in bookcases for extra storage & to hold arts & crafts & homework supplies.
Homework Station with Built in Bookcases
We also added 2 bookcases on either side of our sliding glass doors.
There were hanging doors in this spot before but they were too big to close & we almost never used them.
The bookcases we added are almost identical to the bookcases we created in our son’s room. You can see that DIY post here.
The bookcases do a fantastic job of adding extra storage to the kitchen without taking up too much floor space.
We still have our DIY cork board to hang all our kids artwork, homework, and school papers.
I love that this corkboard keeps our fridge clutter free & all the kids papers organized.
With all the homework we have planned for the kitchen we decided to take out the leaf of our oval table to make it round.
I love having a dedicated place to work now with my new kitchen desk.
You can almost always find me working in here since I spend most of my day in the kitchen doing laundry, making dinner and washing lots of dirty dishes!
Built in DIY Kitchen Desk for a Computer
The bonus of an extra computer in the kitchen is that I now have a screen to catch up on my shows while I am making dinner & I can keep an eye on what the kids are doing!
Here is the link to the monitor we purchased, ViewSonic VX2452MH 24-Inch LED-Lit LCD Monitor, Full HD 1080p, 2ms, 50M:1 DCR, Game Mode, HDMI/DVI/VGA, VESA
We chose to add the monitor to the wall with a swivel arm so we could see it while sitting at the table as well as at the kitchen sink, VideoSecu Articulating Arm Wall Mount for 15 to 27-Inch Panel ML12B, Black
I also purchased a wireless keyword and mouse for our new kitchen desk computer station, Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Combo, Logitech Wireless Mouse USB (Black)
We created this desk to match the entryway table we added to our foyer last year.
To read the DIY post on how we created our entryway table you can see that here.
With all the changes we made to our new diy kitchen desk & homework station we made a few more changes to the kitchen too!
I finally painted the walls Sherwin Williams Kestral White in a matte.
One thing we learned about old homes & plaster walls is that glossy paint shows every imperfection & matte or flat paint goes a long way to hide that.
I hope our new kitchen desk & built in bookcases gives you some ideas for your kitchen or homework space.