Coffee Bar to Improve Your Kitchen
Start your morning routine off right, with an attractive and convenient coffee bar set up in your kitchen or other area. Having it perfectly arranged saves time and hassle in the morning, with everything kept together and tidy, for a beautiful and functional space.
Home Coffee Bar Ideas
A home coffee bar can be fun as well as functional. Create one that fits your personal style, and don't be afraid to do something a little quirky and different. It is supposed to be your perfect place, so let your personality shine through. Whether you prefer traditional styles and display your antiques, or modern looks and choose to highlight chrome, it is up to you.
If your kitchen space is tight, try setting up your coffee bar in the dining room. Some people like to have one set up in their home office or living room.
Keep any heavy items, like your coffee machine, lower, so it is easier to move if you need to. Set up your coffee station so you don't have to move things around much though. Having the machine and coffee within easy reach makes the space more functional and enjoyable. A lazy susan can help keep everything within reach.
Although it is a coffee bar, you will also probably want to make sure to include a kettle and teas, if you have space. Be sure to include canisters with sugar or other supplies readily available, too. Finally, having designated mugs makes mornings easier and finishes off your fully stocked coffee bar.
Celebrate the Coffee Maker
Many modern coffee machines are sleek and attractive. If you have a fancy coffee machine, don't try to hide it. Embrace its aesthetic and let it shine.
Sleek, black, brushed metallic hanging shelves, racks, and hooks work well for storing mugs and other essentials, and create a highly stylish coffee bar. Clear glass jars store supplies attractively, and make it super easy for guests to see what there is, or for you to see when the supplies are running low.
Coffee Station in a Small Kitchen
Small corners and tight spaces that aren't being used can be perfect to convert to a mini-coffee bar. Find custom cabinetry for your corner, with a steel or granite top, for the perfect coffee corner spot. It is a small coffee bar, with just enough room for the coffee maker, grinder, coffee beans and other essentials.
DIY coffee bars don't have to be complicated. In a small space, floating shelves or a rolling coffee bar cart saves you room and works well. If you are up for a DIY challenge, you can create a recessed nook in your small kitchen, or convert a closet, to create more space.
Keep it Tidy
There are lots of options to keep everything put away and off of the counter. Keep appliances stored away in appliance garages or specially-designed cabinets. Custom cabinetry that maximizes space for putting your appliances and supplies away, while fitting in with the rest of the kitchen is excellent for decluttering. A built-in waste bin behind the cabinet doors is a useful feature, too.
Repurposed bookshelves, vanity tables, hutches, and more can make cute and effective coffee stations, and act as storage systems, with lots of space for your supplies.
Cute trays help keep everything together, and make it easier to move everything about if necessary.
Have Fun With Your Coffee Corner
While the coffee bar area should be functional, you can have fun with it. Instead of matching it to your kitchen decor perfectly, you can set it up as its own, unique feature.
Use a different cabinet from your main kitchen cabinets, in a bold or fun colour to let it stand out, with a different countertop. A bright tile or stone backsplash completes the look. Get bold-coloured coffee mugs to match, and display them on a shelf or rack along the wall.
Alternatively, decorate your coffee bar with artwork you love, and make your coffee nook your own.
Chalkboard paint on the cabinets or wall over the coffee bar gives a real coffeehouse vibe. These DIY chalkboards let you write notes to the family or embrace your creative side.
Special Spots to Enjoy Coffee
A designated spot to enjoy your coffee can make the morning ritual better. If the coffee bar is in your home office, a separate spot may be more necessary to establish where you take a break. Your spot can be as simple as a chair and floating shelves, or a small table and stools.
Furniture to Set Up a Home Coffee Bar
If you are looking for unique, timeless furniture to set up a home coffee bar that fits your style and personality, Smitty's Fine Furniture has stools, tables, cabinets, and more, for your perfect haven in the morning.