Having a cup of coffee in the morning has developed into a ritual for many of us. Whether it’s something you do at home, in the office or whether you simply grab a cup on your way somewhere, it’s still a ritual of sorts. With that in mind, we’ve become quite fond of the idea of setting up a coffee station, a little space dedicated just to coffee. Not to worry, there’s no need to do any major modifications to your current setup in order to accommodate such a feature. A coffee station doesn’t take up a lot of space and can be set up in a variety of different ways. Here’s a few ideas that you might find inspiration in:
Inspirational Coffee Station Ideas
A coffee cart is a particularly beautiful setup. It has many advantages such as being compact, mobile and versatile as well as offering plenty of storage for all your coffee-related supplies like the actual coffee maker, your favorite cups, sugar and so on. You can build a coffee cart from scratch and the design featured on heywandererblog is particularly beautiful and easy to put together so be sure to check out the tutorial for it.
If you can find a good spot for it, a little coffee bar could look absolutely beautiful. You can make it a part of your kitchen or dining area but you can also think outside the box and set it up close to your favorite spot for drinking coffee. The design featured on junkchiccottage has a lovely shabby chic aesthetic and has all these little accessories and decorations that give it lots and character.
Reclaimed wood is a really great resource for a project like a DIY coffee station. You can use it in lots of useful ways. For example, you could build a small table or put a new top on a small cupboard to create a coffee bar. You can also use some reclaimed wood to add a beautiful wall decoration as this heart featured on funkyjunkinteriors.
You can also make the coffee station a part of the kitchen. A corner would actually be perfect for this. You could add a few backsplash shelves which can meet up with the wall-mounted cabinets or stand alone and you can have a few small hooks screwed into the bottom of a shelf so you can hang your coffee cups on them. The coffee maker can sit on the counter. We got this idea from a design featured on crazymaryrevista.
There’s plenty of little details that you can add to a coffee station to make it look nicer or to give it more character. For example, consider adding a small plant or having some greenery displayed in this area. You could also decorate the station with a variety of beautiful storage containers which can hold things like coffee beans or capsules, sugar, stirring spoons, marshmallows and whatever else you like to add to your coffee. Check out this beautiful setup from onlydecolove for a few more inspiring ideas.
A stationary bar cart is also excellent for setting up a coffee station. There’s plenty of affordable ones out there that would be just right for this. If you want to you can spend some time decorating the cart, perhaps applying a fresh coat of paint or adding some handles. There’s plenty of good spots for a bar cart around the house so pick one that makes sense and looks nice as well. You can get a pretty good idea of what it could look like on dreamgreendiy.
If you have a small kitchen it might be worth moving all the coffee-related items somewhere else. Set up a separate area and free up your counter and cupboards. Your coffee maker and all the cups can have their own place on a little sideboard or on a small table. You could even decorate the area around the coffee station with some framed pictures so make it more charming and inviting. Check out these ideas and more on bakedbree.
A wooden sign can fit marvelously in your coffee corner and its role can be more than just decorative. You can have hooks attached to it so you can hang cups and other things in order to free up space on the counter or simply to create a casual and cozy decor. You’re probably wondering where you could find a sign like the one featured on funkyjunkinteriors. Well, you actually make it yourself.
A coffee station can also become a part of a work environment which makes total sense. This can be a super simple addition that you can make to your workspace and it doesn’t need to be a big space. Find an empty corner and put it to good use. For added flexibility and versatility, go for a coffee cart with caster wheels like this one that you can check out on abeautifulmess.
There’s plenty of elements that can make a coffee station more interesting. An idea that comes from themerrythought is to include a concrete top. This is something that you can do yourself from scratch. Pair the top with a small table or a little bookcase or cupboard. Concrete goes well with wood and with a lot of different styles.
Coffee Station Design Ideas
If you don’t want your coffee station to be out in the open at all times, it’s pretty easy to have it hidden or disguised as a part of the room’s furniture. The placement of the station is quite important in this context and this is a nice example of a way to integrate this feature into an open space social area.
The coffee station can also become a part of a more complex kitchen setup. This traditional design by Echelon Custom Homes is compact but includes several different elements like the sink, storage drawers, a countertop, a microwave oven and even a small TV. It’s the perfect spot for a coffee station.
Coffee stations and pocket doors go hand in hand. Pocket doors are very practical in small spaces and they’re also good in this particular situation because you can leave them open without them being in the way as you’re taking the time to prepare your coffee. This kitchen by studio Brayer Design is also inspiring in other ways.
A great spot for a coffee station could be an outer corner or a transitional area. A nice example is in this beautiful kitchen remodeled by studio ReVision Design. Technically this coffee station is outside of the kitchen but it’s designed in the same style and creates a nice transition.
Studio LGB Interiors came up with a really good way of integrating a coffee station into this kitchen without wasting any space. Also, the station can remain completely hidden when not in use. The coffee makes has its own dedicated spot on a pull-out shelf concealed behind a cabinet door and all the supplies are neatly organized in a drawer next to it.
Here’s another clever and also super simple appliance garage storage. It’s part of a kitchen designed by studio Redstart Construction and it’s very practical thanks to the pull-out shelf which makes it easier to use the station by taking it out of the cupboard.
In this stylish and modern kitchen designed by studio Naples ReDevelopment the coffee maker was actually built into the furniture. The pull-out drawer right underneath is perfect for storing all the coffee-related supplies and the space on top is ideal for keeping all the cups in.
Every kitchen is designed differently so there’s no universally good spot for a coffee station. However, some design ideas are easy to adapt and to apply in diverse situations. For instance, this coffee station design by architect Paul N. Brow can fit equally well in most types of kitchens regardless of layout. The pocket doors are a key factor here.