Many of us just can’t start a day without having a cup of coffee first. For some reason, this type of beverage has that unique ability to wake your body up, get you going, and make you want to do productive things. It would be nice though if you have everything that you need to make your coffee in one spot, right? Well, that is doable. You can easily create a ” coffee station” in your own kitchen, so there’s no more need for you to walk into a coffee shop every morning and spend top dollar on a drink that you can actually make at home.
Whether you are living in a tiny apartment or a spacious minimalist home, there is always that one spot that you can reserve for your very own coffee bar. To make this DIY project successful, here are things that you can consider when choosing a coffee station for your kitchen:
Simple Counter Space
A coffee station doesn’t have to be extravagant. You don’t have to buy a coffee maker either if that’s something that is out of budget at the moment. Even with limited counter space, you can still create a cute coffee station. You can invest in one or two fancy-looking silver thermoses, and small canisters for your coffee, creamer, and sugar. If you keep looking, you’ll surely find a set that includes a tray and coffee cups as well.
Countertop With Backsplash
Now if you have more available space on your countertop with backsplash, it would be great to position your colored coffee maker and other essentials on that spot. You may opt to purchase disposable coffee cups, too, so you can simply grab one before you leave for work in the morning.
Everything on a Unique Tray
To keep your counter neat and organized, opt to put all your coffee essentials on a tray. But it would be good if you look for a very unique tray like the one in the image below. It goes well with the finish of the countertop. You can add greenery, too, to make the spot look cozier and friendlier.
Near the Outlets
Obviously, if you have a coffee maker, you have to choose a spot for your coffee station that is close to the outlets so you can easily plug the equipment. If that is near the sink, that would be better as that will allow you to dispose of wrappers or any trash that you may have when making coffee.
Do you have a wooden countertop? Invest in canisters with a touch of wood, too, to achieve uniformity.
Against the Wall With Matching Colors
Backsplash makes any kitchen look more attractive. It adds personality. So to emphasize that spot, create your coffee station by positioning the canisters and other equipment against the backsplash. Look at those containers matching the colors of the background. They are gorgeous, aren’t they?
By the Window
A hot cup of aromatic coffee is good in the morning. But you know what else can make your day a lot better? Taking a sip of your coffee while watching a great view from your window? So, yes, if there are windows in your kitchen, it would be a good idea to create your “coffee bar” on that corner. You can open them when you get up in the morning and breathe fresh air. That would be fantastic!
A Separate Corner
Doesn’t have enough room on your countertop? Do you have a freestanding cabinet? As long as it has enough surface area, that could serve as your coffee station. Now if you happen to have a chalkboard wall, that would even be better because you can push the furniture against that and perhaps write menus or anything about coffee on the board.
Small Standing Cabinet With a Floating Shelf
If your standing cabinet is too small to accommodate all your coffee station essentials, then consider installing a floating shelf right above it so you can have more storage space for mugs, canisters, and ingredients.
Wooden Countertop Plus a Glass Floating Shelf
Trying to achieve a modern look with a touch of coziness and warmth? You can put some stuff on your wooden countertop and install a floating glass shelf that could hold more items for your coffee station. Again, it’s nice to have this spot close to your sink so that you can conveniently wash dirty mugs, etc.
A Spot With Wooden Accents
Wooden accents are essential if you are trying to attain a farmhouse look for your home. So if that is already the theme of your kitchen, then you don’t have to change anything. Pick a spot near the sink where you can create your coffee station. And, of course, I highly recommend that you buy utensils and equipment that matches farmhouse-style as well.
Having a dedicated coffee station in your home is a huge advantage if you are a coffee lover. Plus, this would make your home look cozier. All you need is to find that right spot and decorate accordingly.