Modest little kitchen nook / desk project complete
We have a small area off our kitchen that served as the eat-in part of the kitchen for the PO. We added a window and opened the area up to the front play room and opted not to have an eat-in area, as the dining room is close to the kitchen (and has a better view) and we can sit and eat at our peninsula if needed. So after the major renovation two years ago, this small area served as an extension of the play room (sorry for the poor quality pics here):
The area is still effectively an extension of both the kitchen and the play room. We decided we wanted a long desk, with enough room for two to work. It is an ideal place for a computer, as we constantly walk by and can see what our kids (now 8 and 5) are up to.
I wanted a live edge walnut slab here, but at the time earlier this summer I couldn't find walnut wide (deep) enough, so we went with cherry. The natural cherry will darken with time, and I think it is fine despite the fact that most of the kitchen is walnut. DH finished the cherry slab and cut it to size. The white cabinet is from IKEA, it holds lots of paper, crafts and other kid stuff.
It has been wildly successful, the kids work here all the time. Even with the IKEA unit three people can fit along the desk. It is much easier to work at than our counter height peninsula.
Tose are the DR windows you see below cross the small courtyard area.