Office Design

Ready to Update Your Breakroom Kitchen? Here are 3 Essentials to Include

Breakroom Kitchen

Is your breakroom kitchen outdated? Do you and your employees struggle to enjoy a meal in your workplace due to rundown appliances, peeling cabinets, and lackluster supplies? If so, we’re here to help! 

A well-equipped, fully stocked breakroom kitchen is the key to maintaining a happy and successful work environment. In today’s blog, we will highlight three essentials to include when upgrading your breakroom kitchen that will keep your employees happy, healthy, and productive. 

1. Updated Appliances

Tired of your broken refrigerator or outdated microwave making it difficult for employees to store and prepare food? Finding it difficult to stay on top of doing dishes in your breakroom kitchen’s tiny sink? It’s time for an appliance upgrade! Buying a new, larger fridge can be a game changer for employees who worry about having ample space to store their packed lunches, and installing a dishwasher can make end-of-the-day cleanup faster and more efficient than ever. 

2. Coffee Bar

Reward your employees for their hard work and make it a little easier for everyone to get through a long day in the office by investing in a coffee bar equipped with everything needed to make delicious hot or cold coffees, lattes, and more. Replace your outdated coffee pot with a new, state-of-the-art espresso machine or cold brew keg, and your employees will thank you!

3. Better Snacks 

Keeping some snacks on hand in your breakroom kitchen is the key to keeping employees healthy, happy, and productive. Creating an area in your breakroom kitchen explicitly designated for holding snacks is sure to help make long days in the office a little easier for everyone. From healthy options like fruit to various employees’ favorite candy, creating a space that prioritizes snacking is the best upgrade you can make to your business’s breakroom. 

Breakroom Kitchen Renovation with Key Interiors

At Key Interiors, we know that having a well-designed and well-stocked breakroom kitchen is crucial for maintaining employee engagement and morale. From designing a kitchen that perfectly suits your workplace’s unique needs to installing state-of-the-art equipment and appliances that will keep it functioning, our professional interior designers can turn the breakroom kitchen of your dreams into a reality. 

Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you transform your space. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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12 Considerations for Office Breakrooms


considerations for office breakrooms

Frequent readers of our blog will note that we’ve talked a lot about breakrooms recently. However, that’s simply because the breakroom is an integral aspect of quality office design. Breakrooms provide people with much-needed space to unwind, snack, chat with coworkers, and refocus during the work day. As such, today we’re going to take another look at this important office area. Here are 12 considerations for office breakrooms that business leaders should keep in mind at all times: 

Coffee Areas

If there’s one thing that employees across all industries value in their breakroom, it’s a quality coffee station. Make sure that your team has everything they need for a good cup of joe in the morning!

Clean Up

Cleanliness is key to a positive work environment. So it’s important for business leaders to prioritize tidiness in their breakroom. Encourage your staff to clean up after themselves and hire a cleaning crew to service your office if need be. Also, installing a sanitizing station in your breakroom might also be a good idea –– for both the short and long term. 


Successful companies sometimes undergo rapid growth. Take time to ensure your breakroom is big enough to accommodate everyone on staff. (This concern is worth highlighting particularly while COVID restrictions still apply.)

Refrigeration Needs

Plain and simple, every good breakroom should have a fridge for employees to store lunch items and leftovers. Even a mini-fridge can make a world of difference for a small business. If you choose to provide a refrigerator of some sort, consider power needs and possible water lines if your appliance has a dispenser.


The design and decor of your breakroom can have a big influence on how your team members feel about it. Remember, the best breakrooms allow people to relax and decompress when they feel stressed. 


There’s no substitute for quality craftsmanship when it comes to woodwork such as tabletops or counters in breakrooms. 

Waste Control

Want to guarantee your breakroom stays neat and tidy at all times? Then invest in waste control measures. This can include purchasing extra receptacles for your breakrooms or merely creating a policy of taking out the trash on a regular basis. 

Warming Stations/Microwaves

Having a stovetop, oven, and/or microwave will be hugely beneficial for employees who prefer to make their own meals while at work. Heating up some leftovers can lift an employee’s spirits when they need it most. 


Creating a breakroom that everyone in your office loves is a tall task. Managing to do that on a tight budget is even more difficult. Thankfully, a little creativity can go a long way toward resolving this issue. 

Seating/Eating Areas

As we touched on before, setting out your breakroom seating arrangement can be especially challenging now because of COVID restrictions. Nevertheless, breakrooms should have plenty of spaces for your team to eat alone or safely with their coworkers.  

Easy-Clean Flooring

Breakrooms can get messy. Do yourself a favor and invest in a floor surface that is easy to clean. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did. 

Custom Appliances

No two offices are the same! Be willing to purchase custom appliances if your team requests them. Investing in a dishwasher, an oven, a blender, a TV, a video game console, or any other sort of device for your breakroom could serve to seriously boost morale around the office. At the end of the day, it’s your breakroom, and you can do whatever you want with it. 

Contact Us

No matter the size of your breakroom, your budget, or your renovation goals, our team at Key Interiors can help you enhance all areas of your office space in a meaningful way. Contact us here to learn more or to get started with us today.

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