I like the computer out in the open so i can see what’s going on and what my kids are doing. Computer time is one category that I am kinda a mama bear. We had a sorely unused space in our kitchen that became a major dumping ground:
I’m not sure what the previous owners used this space for, but we basically used it for gathering clutter. What we really needed in this house was a place for the kids’ computer. A computer desk can be created anywhere, and this was the perfect spot for us! Check out your house for a space inside a cupboard, in lieu of a drawer, or a random shelf like this one.
- bottom mount drawer slides, I bought these
- shelf or board width of the opening
- wood screws
- hole saw (if needed)
- Buy rollers according to length
- Cut width and length of board/shelf to size. I took the shelf out of this space and sawed 4 inches out of the back. When you are installing rollers read the instructions on what width each size is needed to fit within the space. The rollers I used called for 1/2 inch on each side. The board was already the correct width for the space, so according to the roller instructions I sawed off and additional inch to fit
- Install rollers to board according to the instructions
- No room for your power cord? We had to stretch ours through the cabinetry to the nearest outlet with one of these babies:
- It’s called a hole saw and you attach it to your drill and create a hole of any size. So easy. They cost around $7 each or $15 and up for a kit.
- Set your board on the rollers, plug it that computer, chuck the clutter & done!