These days, almost every household has a coffee machine. You know that there’s nothing better than freshly brewed coffee first thing in the morning or to finish off a delicious meal when you have guests over.
The problem is that coffee machines are often large and can take up a lot of your valuable bench space. That’s why we want to introduce you to a new trend that seems to be sweeping households across the country ‒ a dedicated coffee bar.
What is a dedicated coffee bar?
If you look on sites such as Pinterest, you’ll find a wealth of ideas for creating your own coffee bar at home. The idea is to create a special space in your kitchen for not only the coffee machine but all the accessories that you use to make a great cup of coffee.
You can make this as simple or as detailed as you want. For example, you might have an awkward space in your kitchen where nothing seems to fit. Take a fresh look and see whether you could turn this into a coffee bar.
Other savvy homeowners have used a handy cupboard, taken off the doors, and turned this into a coffee bar. All you really need to take notice of is if there is a powerpoint nearby to plug your machine into. However, if there’s not, it shouldn’t cost too much to get an electrician to install one for you.
Even a nice dresser placed against a blank wall would make the perfect base for your coffee bar. With this, you have the added advantage of lots of storage space for all the accessories that you’re going to use.
If you have the space, you could also add a mini bar fridge for the different kinds of milk that you like to use in the coffees that you make for your family and friends. Just be aware, that once you have your coffee bar set up, you’ll definitely have more friends dropping in for coffee!
Accessorising your coffee bar
When it comes to decorating your coffee bar you can either take a minimalistic approach or go crazy with a variety of different accessories. For example, you might want to add a whimsical wallpaper section to the wall behind your coffee bar or simply add a great vinyl decal.
Then, head out to some of your favourite shops and look for interesting signs and other decorator items that you could add. Consider some attractive canisters for storing your coffee beans or ground coffee. You might also be able to find some pretty squeeze bottles that you can use for flavoured syrups.
Don’t forget your coffee mugs and cups
The idea of a dedicated coffee bar is to ensure that everything is at hand to allow you to make coffee quickly and easily. You can display your favourite coffee mugs either on a hanging rack above the coffee bar or create some open shelves below.
Don’t forget that you’ll also need a space for spoons and measuring tools. You could display these on a nice tray if you have the space on the counter of your coffee bar or have a dedicated shelf space below for all of these accessories.
You might even want to add a coffee-inspired floor mat in front of the coffee bar to catch any drips and make it look like a mini coffee shop.
To find out more about how installing a coffee bar in your kitchen might affect the sale or rental of your property, please give the JDH team a call.
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