DIY Kitchen Desk & Homework Station with Built in Bookcases

Learn how we created this DIY built in kitchen desk and new homework station in our kitchen

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! 

DIY Kitchen Desk & Homework Station with Built in Bookcases

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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. #diydesk #homeworkstation

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.  

Stop bby to see how we added a DIY built in kitchen desk and built in bookcases to add a new homework station to our kitchen

The bookcases we added are almost identical to the bookcases we created in our son’s room.  You can see that DIY post here.

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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. 

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I love that this corkboard keeps our fridge clutter free & all the kids papers organized. 

Homework station in the kitchen and DIY cork board for hanging all our kids artwork

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.

Round kitchen table work space with blue ball jar and pink hydrangeas

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! 

Built in kitchen desk DIY and built in bookcase

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.

Learn how we created this DIY kitchen desk to add some extra workspace for our kitchen

To read the DIY post on how we created our entryway table you can see that here.

Stop by to see how we created this awesome DIY built in desk and bookcases to make a much more functional homework and work space for our family
kitchen desk with beam ceiling and hardwood floors

With all the changes we made to our new diy kitchen desk & homework station we made a few more changes to the kitchen too!

farmhouse kitchen with beam ceilings

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.

Farmhouse kitchen in SW kestral white with pottery barn runner and pine cabinets and beam ceiling

I hope our new kitchen desk & built in bookcases gives you some ideas for your kitchen or homework space.

by Tara Lehman

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    1. Thank you so much Marty! We are all enjoying the extra storage space but I am definitely crossing my fingers a lot of homework will be happening here this fall!!!

  1. This is grand! Our children have long been out of the house, but I can see exactly why you’ve done the work to bring them all into the kitchen and work at the table! Love your desk with the screen too!

    Brava and well done – enjoy! MMR

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment Margaret! It made a lot of sense to add our homework zone into the kitchen since we were all in here anyway :).

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