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What To Include In An Employee Break Room

What To Include In An Employee Break Room

If you’re an employer and you want to take care of the employees who work for you in an office, it’s a good idea to provide them with a break room. This is their place to relax and step away from their desks for a while, allowing them to be more productive and less burnt-out overall. Giving them a great break room also makes them feel appreciated, which can help with loyalty and result in higher productivity. 

The question is, however, what should you include in an employee break room? You’ll need to think carefully about this, as there are many different options. Read on to find out more. 

Comfortable Seating

One of the most important elements to get right in an employee break room is comfortable seating. Employees will generally be spending a lot of their day sat at their desk, and even with ergonomic furniture, this isn’t usually going to be comfortable for long periods of time. Therefore, investing in comfortable seating for the break room is a great idea; it will help people feel better and ensure they use the room rather than staying at their desks. 

It’s a good idea to include a variety of different seating options in the break room as this will mean that everyone is comfortable, whatever their preferences might be. A comfy yellow bean bag chair is a fantastic way to begin, but you can also have sofas, recliners, and even dining chairs around a table. 


Something that should be included in every break room is a kitchenette. By giving people space to make snacks and drinks and providing equipment like a microwave and coffee maker, you can ensure that your staff keep themselves well fed and hydrated throughout the day. 

Of course, you’ll also need to ensure that this space is kept clean and tidy, so speak to your employees about what they need to do to take care of their break room and their kitchenette area in particular. If this area starts to get messy, the entire break room will lose its appeal. 

Games And Activities 

The break room is there so your employees can unwind and de-stress. This makes them happier and more productive, so it’s a crucial thing to bear in mind. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on this element; some playing cards and board games could be enough to ensure that everyone can have fun. 

If you want to spend a little more, you could try a table football, a ping pong table, or even a games console attached to a TV. 


A television isn’t just something that can be used in connection with a games console; it can be a great idea to have in a break room in its own right. 

The TV on its own probably isn’t going to be enough, however, and you’ll need to choose some streaming services or a cable package to go with it. This might not be an easy choice, so it’s worth polling your employees to find out what the most popular option or options would be. 

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