A coffee bar is a great addition to any home—whether you’re a coffee lover or not. It not only adds to the warmth and aesthetic of a space, but it’s also practical.
A coffee bar helps streamline your morning routine and makes it easier to serve cups of joe to your guests. You can easily set one up by dedicating a space for all the ingredients, machines, and tools you use.
If you have a lot of coffee-related items, consider using or adding cabinets to your coffee bar to keep the space neat and organized. You can maximize existing unused shelves or install custom cabinets. Be creative, and soon you’ll have a coffee bar that’ll make each cup of coffee even more special!
How To Make a Coffee Bar At Home
You don’t have to be a handyman to make a coffee bar. Knowing how to arrange appliances on a kitchen counter is often enough to help you carve out an area just for coffee. However, if you’re not sure how to start, here are some basic do-it-yourself tips for creating your own coffee bar at home.
Pick A Spot
Decide where you want your coffee bar to be. You might settle on an empty space on the counter or you may have a spare section of your cabinet that you can use (you can even consider using under-cabinet coffee makers—as these can save space on your counters, and keep the coffee maker out of view).
If you don’t have a lot of existing space, create one by either building out a custom-made area or bringing in a mobile cart or small table. It doesn’t even have to be in the kitchen, although you’ll want to put it near a dining area or where you or your guests would typically enjoy having a coffee.
Stock Your Coffee Bar
Once you’ve figured out a space for your coffee bar, stock it with all the essentials. This could include coffee beans, a coffee grinder, your coffee machine, sugar and cream, mugs and stirrers, and anything else you need to craft the perfect cup.
Now comes the fun part—designing and personalizing your coffee bar. Make it your own by adding custom shelves, compartments, or organizers. Be creative in how you design it with your own personal flair by adding some artwork or organizing it in a quirky way.
Coffee Bar Cabinet Ideas
You can further customize and organize your coffee bar by adding or using cabinets. Below are some ideas that you can integrate into your coffee nook.
Use Existing Cabinets
If you have a large kitchen, you may find yourself having some unused shelves. Transform these into your coffee bar by dedicating them exclusively to coffee-related items. The same can be done with extra closets, shelves, or unused tables.
You might even convert your wet bar if you find yourself being more inclined to brewing coffee than mixing cocktails.
Install Custom-Made Shelves
Custom-made shelves allow you to design your coffee bar exactly the way you have in mind. You can be as creative as you want here. Consider multicolored open shelving, cabinets with built-in compartments, tiered wall shelves, or closets with Lazy Susans—the choices are endless!
It Doesn’t Have To Be A Cabinet
Who says that it has to be a cabinet? Cabinets are there to hold and store your gizmos, but you can accomplish the same thing with hooks and panels for hanging or placing items like mugs and towels.
Another popular coffee bar option is the use of carts. These are great because of their mobility; allowing you to serve coffee in the kitchen one moment and on the patio the next.
Anyone who loves coffee should have a coffee bar at home. It can brighten a space, and makes brewing a cup much easier. Before you can show off your love for coffee, make sure that your bar is properly positioned, well-stocked and organized in a simple manner.
The latter is especially important to keep your nook neat and clean, and it’s easily done by utilizing your existing space to hold and store everything to make your coffee bar look perfect!