How To Make A Coffee Bar At Your New Home
For all current and potential homeowners, who wouldn’t love to decorate their homes with various themes and conveniences? And it’s a practice that not only elevates the stature of a home but also adds the owner’s characteristic imprint.
Having a coffee bar is regarded as one of the most stylistic home décor choices. Setting up a coffee bar is less troublesome and adds a more inviting atmosphere to the house. That’s why this is also one of the popular décor choices for homeowners.
So, let’s find out how you can make a coffee bar at your new home with all the necessary bells and whistles.
Finding A Perfect Spot For Your Coffee Bar
Just like the houses themselves, the people who’ll be living in them will have their own stylistic choices and personalities. So, there is no outright answer to this question. But we have some ideal spot recommendations for you. You can build based on our recommendations or use it as a blueprint and make a unique bar.
- Kitchen Counter: One of the most common choices is to reserve an end spot on your kitchen counter. Logically, this approach makes it easy to not only decorate but also make it stand out from the rest of the counter space. It’s also the most ideal place to create a coffee bar, as people usually brew and make the coffee in their kitchens.
- Odd Kitchen Space: Utilize your useless and odd kitchen space, such as a spot between your fridge and the wall. You can turn it into the perfect coffee bar spot by placing a table or a cart. Don’t forget to measure the right dimensions for your cart or table first, though!
- A Mobile Cart: If your new house is already stacked with your existing furniture and other household items, then making a mobile coffee bar in a pretty 3-tiered rack will work like a charm. It’s ideal for those who have limited apartment space as well. The rack can be easily moved to wherever you want it to be.
- An Unused Corner Of A Room: Look around your home for any unused specious corners. Because those spots can also be turned into good spots for a home coffee bar. Moreover, you can add tables or racks to the existing bar when you have big social gatherings.
- A Walk-In Pantry: It’s easy to access, organize, and keep track of your supplies—it’s like killing two birds with one stone. Put everything you need on a shelf along with your coffee machine. When you’ll not be using it, you can easily close the door and conceal it.
- A Dining Room Setup: Yes, it works and works like a charm, believe it or not! It’s also easier for you and the guests to finish their meal and go get a cup of latte or cappuccino at arm’s length. If you have a spacious dining room, you’ll be able to add a lot of coffee-enjoying items and decorations to match your dining room aesthetics.
Depending on whether you like a fancy or minimalistic setup, your home coffee bar should match that stylistic approach with appropriate spacing. Make sure to keep all the necessary items and utensils organized as well as easily reachable.
Necessary Supplies For A Home Coffee Bar
Naturally, once you’ve selected a fine spot for your home coffee bar, the next step will be gathering up the supplies for the bar. Here are some of the accessories that you should keep in your bar to make delicious cups of coffee with no problem.
- Coffee Machine: The centerpiece of your bar. And of course, you’ll need a good coffee machine, depending on your and your family’s drinking habits. Invest in a good coffee machine that can handle daily and occasional heavy demands.
- Coffee Beans: There are so many coffee beans and pods you can try. No matter what brand and roast level you like, make sure you have enough of them. Good coffee beans release an aroma that can cheer the room up a bit, so always go with a good brand.
- Coffee Grinder: Even if this is not a mandatory machine, we highly recommend having one for your home coffee bar. Grinding fresh beans for your coffee is always a pleasing experience. Make sure to buy a grinder with ample grinding settings and one that is less noisy.
- Coffee Utensils: You need coffee cups, serving tray(s), and spoons to serve. Plus, a set of them can add to the overall theme of the bar. Add some colorful saucers and mittens to brighten up the bar theme. We recommend that you throw in some fancy mugs and shot glasses into the mix too, to add a touch of professional bar style.
- Milk Steamer And Frother: Everyone enjoys milky coffee drinks. To make these or any foamy milky caffeinated beverages, you must have a milk steamer and frother. Note that almost all good-quality coffee makers do come with an integrated steamer and frother. So, if you don’t own such a coffee machine, then you’ll need a separate steamer and frother for your bar.
- Additives: No home bar look can be completed without the presence of some coffee additives. Sugar, honey, flavored syrup(s), flavored whipped cream(s), cinnamon sticks, cardamom, and some good dark chocolate bars.
Setting Up And Decorating Your Home Coffee Bar
Well, we’ve gone through the spot selection to supply. Now it’s time for you to set up and add decorations to the coffee bar.
- Pick a specific color theme for your bar. You can match it with your room or contrast it to make it stand out.
- Keep a list of items that will go into your coffee bar, so that reorganization, replacing, and resupplying can be done without any problem.
- You can also connect your coffee machine with direct water plumbing. Doing so will save you from having to refill your coffee machine by hand. Also, make the necessary pre-arrangement for your water line to go with the coffee machine.
- There are some coffee-related items like cold fresh milk (whole, 2%, almond, oat, coconut, etc.) that have to be kept in the fridge. Make sure they’re easy to access when needed.
- You can arrange all the machines and items horizontally or vertically depending on your coffee bar space and type.
- If it’s on a broad flat surface, go with a horizontal arrangement and make a descending order of items from the very center to the sides.
- If your bar is based on cabinets or a multi-story rack, table, or cart, it’s best to use a vertical arrangement. Always keep the machine in a place where it’ll remain stable and require the least amount of movement.
- Use glass or porcelain jars to keep your spoons, beans, sugar, and other additives if you can.
- Use a restaurant-style chalkboard and hang it on the wall on top of your bar. Write your menu items and favorites of the day.
- The utensils, cups, glasses, mugs, jars, and various holders should be colorful and fancy looking. All of them add to the overall character of the household and the bar, of course.
- Always use seasonal floral and fruity colors and items. It adds a festive feel and occasionally changes the default bar style.
Setting up an eye-catching coffee bar at your home is not only a fun activity but also a worthwhile addition. If you look at it closely, the entire process of having a coffee bar in your own home requires you to study the style, pros, and cons of the home. As a result, you will not only have a dream home décor at the end, but you will also have a much better understanding of your own home.